Viewpoint

Viewpoint

Reading Time: 2 minutes U.S. Africa Command Staff Africa is more connected to the outside world than ever before. Roads, ports, airports and the internet are making it possible…

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Nigeria Deploys Satellite Tech to Track Oil Smugglers

Nigeria Deploys Satellite Tech to Track Oil Smugglers

Reading Time: 2 minutes From algorithms to track “dark” ships smuggling stolen crude oil to an online licensing system to undercut corruption, Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) hopes…

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Nile Helps Khartoum Beat the Heat

Nile Helps Khartoum Beat the Heat

Reading Time: < 1 minute ADF STAFF The Nile River, the world’s longest, meanders northward through the eastern half of Africa, bringing power, agriculture and, at times, recreation to the…

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Solar Power Transforms Remote Togolese Village

Solar Power Transforms Remote Togolese Village

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Abla Ogodo used to walk 10 kilometers to fetch water for her family. Now that a new well in her village runs on solar…

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Ethiopia Sets World Record by Planting 353M Trees in a Day

Ethiopia Sets World Record by Planting 353M Trees in a Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute ADF STAFF In a 12-hour stretch, Ethiopians fanned out across the country and planted 353 million trees. The reforestation campaign known as “Green Legacy” is…

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NETFLIX Animated Series Breaks Barriers

NETFLIX Animated Series Breaks Barriers

Reading Time: < 1 minute ADF STAFF Netflix has commissioned its first African animated series from South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studio. Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema created the series after winning…

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NBA Starting 12-Team League in Africa

NBA Starting 12-Team League in Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes REUTERS The NBA will invest millions of dollars in Basketball Africa League, its first professional league outside North America, and will be active in its…

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Where Am I?

Where Am I?

Reading Time: < 1 minute CLUES This area covers more than 3 million hectares. Wind, along with river and ocean currents, carried materials thousands of kilometers to form these desert…

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Sketch Therapy Helps CAR Children Draw Out the Pain

Sketch Therapy Helps CAR Children Draw Out the Pain

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Children at Lazare camp in war-ravaged Central African Republic draw scenes from daily life. They draw armed men. Armored vehicles. And they use…

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Botswana Mine Yields Another Giant Diamond

Botswana Mine Yields Another Giant Diamond

Reading Time: < 1 minute ADF STAFF The second-biggest uncut diamond in history has been unearthed from a mine in Botswana. The 1,758-carat diamond is about the size of a…

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