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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Bridge Brings Together The Gambia, Senegal

Bridge Brings Together The Gambia, Senegal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Senegal’s southern Casamance region has long been isolated from the more populous north by a geographic peculiarity: The Gambia, and the namesake river that runs…

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Ivoirian Painter Gives New Life to Electronic Waste

Ivoirian Painter Gives New Life to Electronic Waste

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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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