Algeria’s Ancient Pyramid Tombs Still Shrouded in Mystery

Algeria’s Ancient Pyramid Tombs Still Shrouded in Mystery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Algeria’s pyramid tombs, called the Jeddars, are unique relics of an ancient era. The 13 monuments, whose square stone bases are topped with angular mounds,…

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Malawi Introduces Groundbreaking Malaria Vaccine

Malawi Introduces Groundbreaking Malaria Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Malawi has launched the world’s first malaria vaccine in a program to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands across Africa and…

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Efforts Could Bring Hope for Snakebite Victims

Efforts Could Bring Hope for Snakebite Victims

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 2015, a puff adder bit 4-year-old Chepchirchir Kiplagat. She lost the use of the left side of her body. Sleeping beside her, 2-year-old Scholar…

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South African Surgeons Make History with 3D Printed Ear Implants

South African Surgeons Make History with 3D Printed Ear Implants

Reading Time: < 1 minute South African surgeons successfully performed the world’s first implant of middle-ear bones that used 3D printed components, a research university said. The technique “may be…

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Roving Cinema plays in Central Africa

Roving Cinema plays in Central Africa

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African Republic. About 200 villagers take…

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Africa Eyes Mobile Gaming Boom

Africa Eyes Mobile Gaming Boom

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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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