Africans Agree on Need for ‘Transformation’

Africans Agree on Need for ‘Transformation’

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE African governments and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed on the urgent need to harness the continent’s rapid economic growth, as unrest…

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Where Am I?

Where Am I?

CLUES Rome conquered this ancient Punic trading post and converted it into a base for the conquest of the kingdoms of Mauritania. The site comprises…

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Léopold Sédar Senghor

Léopold Sédar Senghor

Léopold Sédar Senghor was an intellectual, a writer, a scholar, a statesman and the first president of Senegal. He wrote Senegal’s national anthem and said…

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Viewpoint

Viewpoint

U.S. Africa Command Staff Security begins with cooperation. Whether it is efforts in West Africa to stem the influx of illegal drugs from South America…

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Where Am I?

Where Am I?

CLUES Founded at the beginning of the 1st millennium B.C., this city started out as a Phoenician port. The city had existed for more than…

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Avoiding Another Crisis in the Central African Republic

Avoiding Another Crisis in the Central African Republic

The sectarian violence in the Central African Republic has uprooted nearly 1 million people, and it is estimated that 2.2 million, about half the population,…

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Floating School Brings Hope to ‘Venice of Africa’

Floating School Brings Hope to ‘Venice of Africa’

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Makoko, Nigeria, known as the “slum on stilts” and the “Venice of Africa,” hopes a new floating school will create a better future…

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Robots Direct Traffic in DRC’s Capital

Robots Direct Traffic in DRC’s Capital

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Can robots ease traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo? A small cooperative, which developed the solution and…

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Man Poised to be First Black African in Space

Man Poised to be First Black African in Space

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Mandla Maseko, 25, of the Mabopane district near Pretoria, South Africa, will fly 103 kilometers into space in 2015 after winning a competition…

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In Central African Republic, A Crisis for Children

In Central African Republic, A Crisis for Children

Adf staff A young boy sits on a stool, stares at a chalkboard, and writes in his notebook. His classroom is the porch of a home…

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