East Africa Moves Toward  One Currency

East Africa Moves Toward One Currency

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE At a November 2013 summit in Kampala, Uganda, five East African countries signed a protocol to establish a monetary union, a first step…

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Ethiopia’s Wind Farms Built for Energy Independence

Ethiopia’s Wind Farms Built for Energy Independence

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE From the sky, the 84 glimmering white turbines at Ashegoda wind farm shoot up from the ground like huge spokes, standing out high…

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Inga Dam Project Seeks to Illuminate the Continent

Inga Dam Project Seeks to Illuminate the Continent

REUTERS Deep in the bowels of the giant Inga hydroelectric dam that straddles the mighty Congo River stands a fading map named “The motorways of…

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A Soldier’s Voice Echoes through the Ages

A Soldier’s Voice Echoes through the Ages

A recently translated letter written 1,800 years ago shows that a Soldier’s life then was much like a Soldier’s life now. The Egyptian Soldier, Aurelius…

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WHERE AM I?

WHERE AM I?

CLUES The walls that surround this city were built between the 13th and 16th centuries. It is said to be the fourth-holiest city of Islam. It…

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Viewpoint

Viewpoint

U.S. Africa Command Staff Not all security threats involve weapons. From droughts to earthquakes to floods, disasters across the globe often are deadlier and less…

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Sierra Leone Unveils a Fund to Fight Disasters

Sierra Leone Unveils a Fund to Fight Disasters

Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is the fourth president of Sierra Leone. This is an edited and condensed version of an address he gave on May…

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Kenya Taps Geothermal  Energy Potential

Kenya Taps Geothermal Energy Potential

VOICE OF AMERICA With Kenya’s proximity to the Great Rift, once a hotbed of volcanic activity, the country is the biggest producer of geothermal energy…

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Cameroon Offers Legal Documentation for Marriages

Cameroon Offers Legal Documentation for Marriages

VOICE OF AMERICA Cameroon has been organizing collective marriages to formally unite couples, including some who have been together for 50 years without legal documentation….

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Africa’s Giant

Africa’s Giant

Nelson Mandela: July 18, 1918 — December 5, 2013 “Although it has come at the advanced age of 95, Madiba’s death will create a huge…

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