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Beloved West African Singer Dies

Beloved West African Singer Dies

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Malian singer and composer Khaira Arby, known as “the diva of Timbuktu,” died at a hospital in the…

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Kenyan Wins FOURTH NYC MARATHON

Kenyan Wins FOURTH NYC MARATHON

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS  Photo by REUTERS Kenya’s Mary Keitany has won the New York City Marathon for the fourth time in five years as Ethiopia’s…

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Senegal Will Host 2022 Youth Games

Senegal Will Host 2022 Youth Games

Reading Time: < 1 minute THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo by REUTERS The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has picked its first African host of any Olympic competition, formally awarding the 2022 Youth…

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Former South African Prisoner Honored at Cannes

Former South African Prisoner Honored at Cannes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Half a century after the historic trial at which Nelson Mandela escaped the gallows, one of his fellow former prisoners walked the Cannes red carpet…

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Ghanaian Sledder Making Plans for 2022

Ghanaian Sledder Making Plans for 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes ADF STAFF After becoming Ghana’s first skeleton racer in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, Akwasi Frimpong is planning to compete in the 2022…

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Black Panther Makes African Debut

Black Panther Makes African Debut

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA One of 2018’s biggest films premiered for African audiences in February in the Kenyan hometown of one of the film’s stars, actress…

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Ancient Necropolis Contains Message from the Afterlife

Ancient Necropolis Contains Message from the Afterlife

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS An ancient necropolis containing dozens of stone coffins and a necklace bearing a “message from the afterlife” has been discovered in…

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He’s the Marco Polo of Football

He’s the Marco Polo of Football

Reading Time: 2 minutes BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Ivoirian Aristide Bancé is football’s version of Marco Polo. Since debuting for the Ivoirian club Stade d’Abidjan in 2000, the 33-year-old…

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South African Chef ~ Named World’s Best ~

South African Chef ~ Named World’s Best ~

Reading Time: < 1 minute BRAND SOUTH AFRICA A South African chef was named the best female chef in the world for 2017 at The Best Chef Awards in Poland….

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Bello-issima! Nigerian Singer Takes Opera World by Storm

Bello-issima! Nigerian Singer Takes Opera World by Storm

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A live performance of an aria from an Italian opera isn’t a common sound in the bustling city of Lagos, Nigeria. So, when…

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