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Gandhi statue pulled down in Ghana after controversy over 'racist' writings


Posted: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:18:47 GMT
A controversial statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been pulled down at the University of Ghana following protests and petitions for its removal.

Fire destroys 8,000 voting machines 10 days ahead of Congo's presidential election


Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:31:16 GMT
A fire still under investigation has destroyed 8,000 voting machines in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital -- 80% of the city's stock -- just 10 days ahead of a presidential election, the nation's electoral body and police said Thursday.

South African 'cannibal case' men get life sentences


Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:20:12 GMT
When a South African traditional healer wandered into a police station last year and told officers he was "tired of eating human flesh," the police struggled to believe his morbid claim.

Tanzanian girls' rights activist wins the UN Human Rights Prize


Posted: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:29:01 GMT
At just 31 years old, Rebeca Gyumi has a list of accomplishments anyone twice her age would be proud of. She has successfully challenged her country's legal system, winning a landmark ruling in 2016 to raise the age of child marriage for girls in Tanzania to 18. Now she's being awarded the 2018 UN Human Rights Prize.

Kenya promotes wildlife heritage on new currency coins


Posted: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:33:15 GMT
The Central Bank of Kenya on Tuesday unveiled four new currency coins with inscriptions depicting the country's rich wildlife.

Child on death row in South Sudan


Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:19:38 GMT
State-sanctioned executions are on the rise in South Sudan and people who were children at the time of the crime are among those who have received the death penalty, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

Egypt investigating couple pictured nude on top of Khufu pyramid


Posted: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:27:17 GMT
A video uploaded recently to social media that shows a foreign couple climbing to the summit of the Great Khufu Pyramid of Giza and a still picture that shows them in a naked embrace has sparked outrage among Egyptians, state media Ahram Online said Friday.

Scores of women and girls raped in 10-day period in South Sudan


Posted: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 15:38:25 GMT
Attackers raped, beat and robbed more than 100 women and girls in northern South Sudan over a 10-day period in November, aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.

Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd deadliest


Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 22:02:35 GMT
The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- with 426 total cases, including 245 deaths -- is now the second largest and second deadliest in history, according to Thursday's report from the nation's Ministry of Health.

Teen dies in an adulthood initiation ritual in Kenya


Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:04:17 GMT
Six people have been arrested after a teenage boy died in an adulthood initiation ritual that went wrong in Kenya.

Eight mummies discovered in Egypt


Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:26:46 GMT
Cue the "Indiana Jones" theme tune: there's been another impressive archeological discovery in Egypt -- and this time it's mummies.

Meet the engineer behind NASA's robotic arm for Mars


Posted: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:37:26 GMT
Standing at the porch of his house in Ghana, as a young boy, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu was fascinated by the planes that flew in and out of the airport. But his dreams were not to be a pilot, his imagination was more unique than that.

Joel Embiid: I'm on my way to become the best


Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:27:12 GMT
Joel Embiid's career has been dizzying. In three short years, he moved from playing amateur basketball in Cameroon to the NBA.

As Tanzania's LGBT fear for their lives, HIV will thrive


Posted: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 08:43:37 GMT
In one day, everything changed.

The action packed world of 'Wakaliwood' in Uganda slums


Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 20:28:05 GMT
In the heart of a Kampala slum, there exists a world of zombies, cannibals, and kung fu. Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda's action movie industry.

How low tech is making impact on maternal deaths in Nigeria


Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:42:52 GMT
When Abiodun Adereni learned that pregnant women in Nigeria were dying from a lack of proper health care at childbirth, he knew something had to be done. So he launched HelpMum, a Nigerian health service provider that tackles the problem by using low-cost innovations and the power of mobile technology.

She lost her sight at 19. It hasn't stopped her owning the runway


Posted: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:34:46 GMT
After an illness destroyed her vision, Jane Arinaitwe completed university and found a playfulness in life through fashion.

British Museum to return Nigeria's Benin bronzes


Posted: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:27:37 GMT
More than a century after British soldiers looted a collection of priceless artifacts from the Kingdom of Benin, some the Benin bronzes are heading back to Nigeria - with strings attached.

Why NASA chose Senegal to observe a frozen world


Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:03:33 GMT
On a night in August, an object called 2014 MU69 passed in front of a star and blocked its light. This phenomenon, called a stellar occultation, lasted just a second and was visible only in certain regions in Africa (more exactly in Senegal, Mali and Algeria) and in South America in Colombia.

A rehab clinic that lets addicts shoot up


Posted: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 12:22:40 GMT
Clean needles and condoms are offered at this drop-in clinic. It is the first in West Africa running a free opioid substitution service.

The women's sex shop causing a storm in Cotonou


Posted: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 00:14:52 GMT

Is Nairobi the fastest city on the planet?


Posted: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 12:20:05 GMT
Nairobi's only been a city since 1954, but it's been making up for lost time ever since.

The diver who looks sharks in the eye


Posted: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:54:33 GMT

Falz: 'Entertainment is becoming one of our biggest exports'


Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:22:33 GMT
Nigerian hip-hop star Falz the Bahd Guy explains how the popularity of afrobeats is helping to reconstruct ideas about the country's culture.

Nigeria's groundbreaking, hyperrealist artist


Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:21:19 GMT

'Sex for grades' scandal in Nigeria


Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018 16:32:19 GMT

Report details failures in Niger mission


Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018 19:23:13 GMT
The Pentagon has released a report on the deadly Niger mission detailing a series of failures that led to the ambush on U.S. troops.

Trump on immigration rhetoric: No need to apologize


Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:16:27 GMT
President Trump holds a joint press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, and addresses questions on his immigration rhetoric.

Kenyan developer mines cryptocurrencies from his front room


Posted: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:01:57 GMT
Eugene Mutai is a cryptocurrency miner in Nairobi, Kenya, who's set up a system to keep his business going even during power outages and internet shortages.