Cameroonian Football Star Opens Academy for Girls

Cameroonian Football Star Opens Academy for Girls

Cameroon’s top female football star has opened an academy to teach the sport to girls. The academy is the first of its kind in the…

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Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Researchers are betting that a new variety of maize can help farmers in Zimbabwe withstand increasing instances of drought. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement…

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One-Fourth of Africans Now Online

One-Fourth of Africans Now Online

VOICE OF AMERICA For the first time, half of the global population — 3.9 billion people — is using the internet.  An International Telecommunication Union…

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East Africa  Makes Commerce Easier

East Africa Makes Commerce Easier

VOICE OF AMERICA An international money transfer company has launched an online service for East Africans to send and receive money more easily. Analysts say…

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CAR Defense Minister Hopes to Rebuild Military

CAR Defense Minister Hopes to Rebuild Military

VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Throughout nearly six years of civil war, the military of the Central African Republic (CAR) has struggled to restore…

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Grandson Publishes Book About Mandela

Grandson Publishes Book About Mandela

VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An entire generation has been born since Nelson Mandela’s 1990 release from a South African prison, where he…

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East Africa Continues Work on Rail, Highway Network

East Africa Continues Work on Rail, Highway Network

VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by REUTERS East African leaders have agreed to build a railroad and highway network to improve regional travel, trade and security. In…

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West Africa Taps Solar Energy Potential

West Africa Taps Solar Energy Potential

VOICE OF AMERICA In Morocco, a giant solar power plant near the city of Ouarzazate soon will increase its capacity to 580 megawatts. Solar energy…

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Cameroon Seeks More Female Political Participation

Cameroon Seeks More Female Political Participation

VOICE OF AMERICA Political parties in Cameroon have set an ambitious goal in 2018 — to put women in at least 30 percent of elected…

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Judge Becomes First Somali to Lead International Court

Judge Becomes First Somali to Lead International Court

VOICE OF AMERICA Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf has become the first Somali to lead the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. “I am…

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