Algeria’s Ancient Pyramid Tombs Still Shrouded in Mystery

Algeria’s Ancient Pyramid Tombs Still Shrouded in Mystery

Algeria’s pyramid tombs, called the Jeddars, are unique relics of an ancient era. The 13 monuments, whose square stone bases are topped with angular mounds,…

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Malawi Introduces Groundbreaking Malaria Vaccine

Malawi Introduces Groundbreaking Malaria Vaccine

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Malawi has launched the world’s first malaria vaccine in a program to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands across Africa and…

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Efforts Could Bring Hope for Snakebite Victims

Efforts Could Bring Hope for Snakebite Victims

In 2015, a puff adder bit 4-year-old Chepchirchir Kiplagat. She lost the use of the left side of her body. Sleeping beside her, 2-year-old Scholar…

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Uganda’s Grasshopper Delicacy on the Decline

Uganda’s Grasshopper Delicacy on the Decline

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS In Uganda’s grasshopper season, the insects are seen as a nutritious delicacy — either boiled or deep-fried. They are so popular…

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Africa Eyes Mobile Gaming Boom

Africa Eyes Mobile Gaming Boom

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using…

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Bananas Help Peel Away Angola’s Oil Dependency

Bananas Help Peel Away Angola’s Oil Dependency

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Boxes of green bananas are shifted one by one from a stack of crates into a refrigerated shipping container in Caxito, Angola. Stamped…

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Imported Dairy Cows Jump-Start Mogadishu’s Milk Industry

Imported Dairy Cows Jump-Start Mogadishu’s Milk Industry

REUTERS Photo by Reuters Four Somali brothers have imported dozens of Holstein Friesian cows, the world’s top milk-producing breed, hoping they can build up the…

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Festival Honors Benin’s Storytelling Heritage

Festival Honors Benin’s Storytelling Heritage

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Photo by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Dusk settled on Sainte-Cecile square, and the oil lanterns cast a soft yellow light as a storyteller captivated the…

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Yoruba Festival Celebrates  Goddess of Fertility, Water

Yoruba Festival Celebrates Goddess of Fertility, Water

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Photo by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Every year, thousands of Yorubas gather to celebrate Osun, the goddess of fertility and water. The festival held by…

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Ghana Fights Malarial Chemical Resistance with New Spray

Ghana Fights Malarial Chemical Resistance with New Spray

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…

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