Ivoirian Painter Gives New Life to Electronic Waste

Ivoirian Painter Gives New Life to Electronic Waste

Story and photo by REUTERS Desire Koffi often walks through Koumassi, a working class district of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to buy old mobile phones from…

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Peace Deal Opens East African Skies

Peace Deal Opens East African Skies

REUTERS Photo by Reuters The cooling of hostilities between Eritrea and Ethiopia is more than just a momentous political event for East Africa. For many on…

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Health Workers Use Experience, Vaccine to Combat Ebola

Health Workers Use Experience, Vaccine to Combat Ebola

ADF STAFF Photos by reuters When the Ebola virus emerged in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2013-2014, West Africa — and the world — was…

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A Wave of Hope in DRC’s Crisis

A Wave of Hope in DRC’s Crisis

ADF STAFF In the troubled Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violence and displacement have become familiar, especially in the east. Local militias and fighters from…

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A Reason to Smile for Liberia’s West Point

A Reason to Smile for Liberia’s West Point

ADF STAFF Just four years ago, Liberia’s West Point was reeling from the biggest Ebola outbreak in West Africa’s history. As the international community battled…

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An Oasis of Fun in Somalia

An Oasis of Fun in Somalia

ADF STAFF Lawlessness and terror have plagued Somalia for years. Although an African Union peacekeeping force has improved matters in the East African nation, violence…

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Momentum Builds for Peace in Casamance

Momentum Builds for Peace in Casamance

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE There is reason for hope in Senegal’s Casamance region. New houses dot a landscape once dominated by abandoned ruins full of bullet holes,…

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Nigeria Marks Democracy Day

Nigeria Marks Democracy Day

ADF STAFF Government officials and citizens packed into the stands of Freedom Square in Owerri, Nigeria, on May 29, 2017, to mark an important date…

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Lifting Up Mental Health in South Africa

Lifting Up Mental Health in South Africa

ADF STAFF Each October, as the South African spring gives way to summer, the sky in Cape Town becomes a kaleidoscope of colors. A surprising…

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Spirit of ‘Rumble’ Lives on in Congolese Boxing School

Spirit of ‘Rumble’ Lives on in Congolese Boxing School

ADF STAFF David Samba and Onomo Mugabi don protective headgear and big, puffy gloves to punch away in the shadow of one of the world’s…

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