Mauritanian Capital Chooses First Female Mayor

Mauritanian Capital Chooses First Female Mayor

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A former minister became Nouakchott’s first female mayor in February 2014 after being voted in by councilors to head up the sprawling Mauritanian…

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Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire to Resolve Maritime Boundary

Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire to Resolve Maritime Boundary

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS West African neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire aim to settle a long-running dispute over their maritime boundary. The move could defuse sometimes-tense relations between…

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Mosquito Trap Could Reduce Malaria in Kenya

Mosquito Trap Could Reduce Malaria in Kenya

Reading Time: < 1 minute THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Asolar-powered mosquito trap is helping lower the incidence of malaria on Rusinga Island in Western Kenya. The device, invented by Kenyan and…

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Congolese Doctor Calls for End of Rape as War Tool

Congolese Doctor Calls for End of Rape as War Tool

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Pioneering doctor Denis Mukwege has called for zero tolerance of rape in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo, where tens of thousands…

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Regional Stock Markets Have Record Years

Regional Stock Markets Have Record Years

Reading Time: < 1 minute THE EASTAFRICAN Strong foreign investor participation in 2013 pushed regional stock markets in Africa to performance records. Most investors who put their money in the…

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Kenya Discovers Huge Water Supply

Kenya Discovers Huge Water Supply

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS A huge water source has been discovered in the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya, which could supply the country for…

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Guinea-Bissau Announces First Solar Plant

Guinea-Bissau Announces First Solar Plant

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A United States utility company is building the first solar power plant in electricity-starved Guinea-Bissau. In May 2013, Prime Minister Rui Duarte Barros…

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Nigeria Uses Technology to fight polio

Nigeria Uses Technology to fight polio

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Mahmud Zubairu scrutinizes the computer screen, watching the progress of health care workers as they fan out across Nigeria’s northern Kano state where…

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