‘God, I don’t mind if I die now’: Desmond Tutu, in his own words

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“I first saw and encountered Desmond Tutu in person when he came to my school,” CNN’s Robyn Curnow recalls. It was the late 1980s and townships were burning in South Africa. Apartheid’s More...

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World Bank approves $57bn for Nigeria, others

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The World Bank Group has announced the approval of $57bn for Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries for the next three years. A statement issued by the bank in Abuja on More...

Egypt’s ex-President Mubarak to be freed

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will be free soon, according to Egypt’s official news agency al-Ahram. Egypt’s prosecution office has ordered his release, More...

Chief: African Union Needs Troop Surge in Somalia

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MOGADISHU, SOMALIA —  The head of the African Union mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help the country’s military control areas won back from extremist More...

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Chief: African Union Needs Troop Surge in Somalia

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA —  The head of the African Union mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help the country’s military control areas won back from extremist group More...

Somali elections: Mogadishu traffic ban ahead of presidential vote

A traffic ban has been imposed and major roads sealed off in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, ahead of a presidential vote. MPs will gather at the airport to elect a new head of More...

Ghana waterfall: Many dead in Kintampo freak tree accident

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Up to 20 people have died and many have been injured after a large tree fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, More...

Kenya doctors end strike after signing government deal

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Doctors in Kenya have agreed to end a 100-day strike that has paralysed the country’s public health system. Union More...

170307120903-01-slut-walk-london-2012-file-exlarge-169 ‘Big Brother’ has Nigerians suddenly talking about sexual consent

The Nigerian version of “Big Brother,” the reality TV show known for featuring the worst excesses...

170307165147-07-kenneth-ohalloran-syngenta-awards-super-169 Award-winning photos capture farmland life in rural Africa

In the arid farmlands of Burkina Faso, a young boy takes a bite from a ripe,...

170310130027-ramses-ii-cairo-statue-3-large-tease Colossal 3,000-year-old statue unearthed from Cairo pit

A team of archaeologists has discovered a giant 3,000-year-old statue thought to depict Ramses II, in...

Sir Mo Farah: Olympic champion ‘relieved’ after US travel clarification

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Britain’s four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah says he is “relieved” he can return to his More...

Mutiu Adepoju to promote La Liga in Africa

Former Nigeria World Cup star Mutiu Adepoju has been appointed by the Spanish top-flight to promote La Liga in the football-mad..

Ivory Coast Wins First Olympic Gold Ever

ABIDJAN —  Ivory Coast won its first Olympic gold medal in history on Friday in Rio. Taekwondo athlete Cheick Cisse won..

Chief: African Union Needs Troop Surge in Somalia

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MOGADISHU, SOMALIA —  The head of the African Union mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help More...

The Oba of Benin Kingdom: A history of the monarchy

Who is the Oba of Benin Kingdom in Nigeria and why is he so important to so many people? Benin City,..

What’s the real size of Africa? How Western states used maps to downplay size of continent

On a typical world map, Canada is a vast nation. Home to six time zones, its endless plains spread from ocean..
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Nigeria’s Dangote plans more investment in Zambia

Africa’s richest person, Aliko Dangote, has expressed the desire to further consolidate his existing investments in Zambia and other African countries..
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Ivory Coast: Powering Africa’s fastest growing economy

Following many years of political turmoil and civil conflict, business is back – and booming – in the Ivory Coast. This..
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Nigeria’s Startups Get Boost from Buhari, Zuckerberg

Nigeria has a growing technology scene full of ambitious young entrepreneurs who are seeking out solutions to various social challenges. There..
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Ten Questions for Paul Biya

This Columnist was passing through Cameroon, on assignment and stumbled on one of those incidents that will give a writer –..
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Cameroun’s Biya and the Anglophone Dialogue

  I posit this position paper as a concrete manifestation of two things. First, to register, as a matter of fact..
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US judgment: We’ll push for Kashamu’s arrest, says Nigeria’s drug Agency

he National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it will push for the arrest of Senator Buruji Kashamu as the agency..
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What can hurt your sex life (II)

So how do you tell your partner what you want without bruising his or her ego? I think it’s really in..
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US Approves Clinical Trial of Cuban Lung Cancer Vaccine October 26, 2016 9:05 PM VOA News

WASHINGTON —  Federal regulators have given approval for U.S. clinical trials of a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine. New York Governor Andrew..
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Michelle Obama’s Legacy Rooted in White House Garden

Michelle Obama would like her legacy to be as well rooted at the White House as that of her president husband...