Africa Eyes Mobile Gaming Boom

Africa Eyes Mobile Gaming Boom

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using…

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Bananas Help Peel Away Angola’s Oil Dependency

Bananas Help Peel Away Angola’s Oil Dependency

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Boxes of green bananas are shifted one by one from a stack of crates into a refrigerated shipping container in Caxito, Angola. Stamped…

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Powerhouse of Talent Showcased at Awards Show

Powerhouse of Talent Showcased at Awards Show

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nigeria’s Davido won the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) trophy for artist of the year, leading a strong showing for West Africa’s Afrobeats…

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South African Kids Learn to Code

South African Kids Learn to Code

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE It’s Wednesday, 2 p.m. sharp in the densely populated South African township of Ivory Park —time for about 60 11-year-olds to duel at…

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Festival Honors Benin’s Storytelling Heritage

Festival Honors Benin’s Storytelling Heritage

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Photo by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Dusk settled on Sainte-Cecile square, and the oil lanterns cast a soft yellow light as a storyteller captivated the…

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‘Doctor Miracle’ Wins Nobel Prize

‘Doctor Miracle’ Wins Nobel Prize

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, they call him “Doctor Miracle” for his surgical skill and dedication to helping…

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Ghana Fights Malarial Chemical Resistance with New Spray

Ghana Fights Malarial Chemical Resistance with New Spray

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Bismark Owusu covers clothes and furniture with a sheet before mixing a mosquito-killing chemical with water. He then puts on safety gear, straps…

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Tourists Return to Tunisia After Terror Attacks

Tourists Return to Tunisia After Terror Attacks

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Tunisia’s tourism industry, hard hit by terror attacks in 2015, is rebounding, with revenues up nearly a third in the beginning of 2018,…

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Students Soar AT Côte d’Ivoire’s Drone Academy

Students Soar AT Côte d’Ivoire’s Drone Academy

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A pioneering “drone academy” in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, set up by the Ivoirian Electricity Co. (CIE) plans to revolutionize infrastructure inspections and reduce…

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Côte d’Ivoire’s African Art Museum Gets New Lease on Life

Côte d’Ivoire’s African Art Museum Gets New Lease on Life

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The Museum of Civilisations of Côte d’Ivoire is back and determined to recover its place as one of the richest museums of African…

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