‘Doctor Miracle’ Wins Nobel Prize

‘Doctor Miracle’ Wins Nobel Prize

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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…

Read Article →
Ghana Fights Malarial Chemical Resistance with New Spray

Ghana Fights Malarial Chemical Resistance with New Spray

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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…

Read Article →
Tourists Return to Tunisia After Terror Attacks

Tourists Return to Tunisia After Terror Attacks

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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,…

Read Article →
Students Soar AT Côte d’Ivoire’s Drone Academy

Students Soar AT Côte d’Ivoire’s Drone Academy

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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…

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

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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…

Read Article →
Sequel Launched to Mandela’s Long Walk Autobiography

Sequel Launched to Mandela’s Long Walk Autobiography

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The sequel to Nelson Mandela’s celebrated autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, was released in October 2017 after a South African writer completed an…

Read Article →
Blind Ethiopian Activist Battles for the Disabled

Blind Ethiopian Activist Battles for the Disabled

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Yetnebersh Nigussie’s first battle for disability rights was in law school, when she successfully pushed university administrators to provide Braille textbooks for blind…

Read Article →
Coffee Farming Takes Root in Ghana

Coffee Farming Takes Root in Ghana

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Coffee is making a comeback in Ghana, both as a crop and as a popular beverage. Ghana is known mostly for cocoa, its…

Read Article →
Burkina Faso Launches West Africa’s Biggest Solar Farm

Burkina Faso Launches West Africa’s Biggest Solar Farm

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Burkina Faso is now home to West Africa’s biggest solar farm, a 33-megawatt plant in the town of Zaktubi, outside the capital, Ouagadougou….

Read Article →
Malawi Hails Historic Relocation of 520 Elephants

Malawi Hails Historic Relocation of 520 Elephants

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Malawi has successfully concluded a two-year project to move 520 sedated elephants to a reserve where the animals had been nearly wiped out…

Read Article →