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Pretoria says it will formally protest US President's 'shithole' remarks


Posted: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:51:57 GMT
South Africa will issue a diplomatic protest to the United States Monday over US President Donald Trump's "shithole countries" comments, according to its foreign ministry.

African countries demand Trump apology


Posted: Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:52:37 GMT
The African Union, a group representing the continent's countries, issued a blistering statement demanding that President Donald Trump retract and apologize for comments referring to African nations as "shitholes."

Zimbabwe to hold elections in 'four to five months'


Posted: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:16:52 GMT
Zimbabwe will hold general elections in four to five months, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said, as the country enters a new era after the fall of strongman Robert Mugabe last year.

Couple wed week after FB meeting


Posted: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:08:14 GMT
It was a day before New Year's Eve, and Nigerian furniture maker Chidimma Amedu was determined to find a wife.

Tunisia plans reforms in wake of protests


Posted: Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:13:24 GMT
Tunisia has announced a raft of social reforms following anti-austerity protests which broke out across the North African country earlier this month.

Nigeria suicide blast leaves fatal casualties


Posted: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:42:35 GMT
Preliminary reports indicate at least 10 people were killed after four female suicide bombers detonated explosives in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.

Global reactions to Trump's 'shithole' comments


Posted: Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:30:29 GMT
Alta Fourie's home in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has a perfectly manicured garden, lots of big windows and a vibrant, red tile roof.

Mass burials held for Benue killings


Posted: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:42:47 GMT
A mass burial was held on Thursday for 72 people killed in fighting between nomadic herdsmen and farmers in central Nigeria.

Opinion: From rural Nigeria to MIT startup - with a Nokia


Posted: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:20:44 GMT
I'm a 19-year-old developer at an MIT-backed startup called dot Learn in Lagos, living in the bustle of Nigeria's largest city. But until recently my life was quite different.

Ethiopia bans foreign adoption


Posted: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:20:17 GMT
Ethiopia has banned the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families, according to the country's state-run News Agency ENA, citing concerns over abuse.

How to stop the slave trade in Libya and beyond


Posted: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:18:26 GMT
To tackle the slave trade, we need to address the root causes, writes Maurice Middleberg, of Free the Slaves.

Egypt using death sentences to 'settle scores'


Posted: Thu, 04 Jan 2018 01:54:09 GMT
The number of civilians sentenced to death in Egypt's military courts leapt from 60 in 2016 to at least 112 in 2017, according to two independent rights groups.

2018: Megaprojects, elections and conflicts


Posted: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:59:07 GMT

Fantasy coffin business making waves in Ghana


Posted: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:02:38 GMT
A group of coffin makers in Ghana make coffins that are symbolic of people's professions; they call them fantasy coffins. One fantasy coffin can cost as much as $15000.

Africa's wealth doesn't make Africans wealthy


Posted: Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:43:13 GMT

African 'smart cities:' A high-tech solution to overpopulated megacities?


Posted: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:44:40 GMT
By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. It is currently the most rural -- only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa's population live in cities. Even the sprawling heartlands of Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo, teeming with traffic, pollution, inadequate housing and public spaces, are in their relative infancy and destined for a growth spurt.

Harassed in the street, then again on social media


Posted: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:54:04 GMT
Editor's Note: CNN is committed to covering gender inequality wherever it occurs in the world. This story is part of As Equals, a year-long series.

Immortalizing African heritage in VR


Posted: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:32:13 GMT
The Zamani Project, based in South Africa, aims to digitally map African heritage sites using 3D technology.

Formula E: Rosenqvist wins Marrakech ePrix


Posted: Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:04:31 GMT
The Mahindra Racing driver stormed to the top the Formula E 2017/18 championship standings after snatching victory at Saturday's Marrakech ePrix.

Where lives are auctioned for $400


Posted: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:30:45 GMT

Essential places to visit in Johannesburg


Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:49:04 GMT
Johannesburg has busily redefined itself over the past decade, breathing new life into old warehouses and derelict buildings, while slowly reclaiming sidewalk spaces for markets, cafes, and art galleries.

Seychelles: 115 islands vs climate change


Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:35:43 GMT
Warmer waters and rising sea levels threaten the low-lying archipelago.

Recycled materials turned South African art


Posted: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:40:48 GMT
How artists outside Pretoria upcycled old items to create new decorative pieces for their township

The Nigerian inventor building a jet car


Posted: Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:17:54 GMT
Meet the self-taught inventor building a car that runs on land, on sea and in the air.

Defining masculinity through dance


Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:29:54 GMT
Kamogelo Molobye is using the art of movement to talk about social issues

How technology saved an abandoned baby rhino


Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:25:47 GMT
An implanted microchip led rescuers to a lost, injured rhino just in time

African art arrives on the big stage


Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:11:07 GMT
The internationally acclaimed auction house Sotheby's recently held its first sale of modern and contemporary African art

South African trains ride into the digital age


Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:49:38 GMT
Public transportation could be changed forever with the implementation of a digital upgrade to South Africa's Passenger Rail Agency