CNN.com - RSS Channel - Regions - Africa




    Here are some of the groundbreaking African speakers at TEDGlobal 2017

    Here are some of the groundbreaking African speakers at TEDGlobal 2017


    TEDGlobal has released a preview list of speakers for its four day conference in Arusha, Tanzania this August, the first conference on the continent for a...

    TEDGlobal has released a preview list of speakers for its four day conference in Arusha, Tanzania this August, the first conference on the continent for a decade.
    The abolitionist fighting to free Mauritania's slaves

    The abolitionist fighting to free Mauritania's slaves


    He's the grandson of a slave and he's founded a mass anti-slavery movement, been jailed three times, and run for president of his home nation,...

    He's the grandson of a slave and he's founded a mass anti-slavery movement, been jailed three times, and run for president of his home nation, Mauritania.
    Gunfire reported at Mali tourist resort

    Gunfire reported at Mali tourist resort


    Shots were fired Sunday at a luxury resort near Mali's capital city of Bamako, according to a tweet from the UN Mission to the West African...

    Shots were fired Sunday at a luxury resort near Mali's capital city of Bamako, according to a tweet from the UN Mission to the West African country.
    Bassey's praise and worship movement

    Bassey's praise and worship movement


    It is perhaps an unlikely setting for a praise and worship session. But every day at midnight, thousands of worshippers around the world have logged on to Instagram to lift their voices in praise and prayer, united by one hashtag:...

    It is perhaps an unlikely setting for a praise and worship session. But every day at midnight, thousands of worshippers around the world have logged on to Instagram to lift their voices in praise and prayer, united by one hashtag: #HalleluyahChallenge.
    Two independent outbreaks set back efforts against the disease

    Two independent outbreaks set back efforts against the disease


    Two separate outbreaks of polio have been reported in remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a setback for large-scale efforts to eradicate the highly infectious and potentially fatal...

    Two separate outbreaks of polio have been reported in remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a setback for large-scale efforts to eradicate the highly infectious and potentially fatal disease.
    Memorial service for Ivory Coast star Tiote

    Memorial service for Ivory Coast star Tiote


    Chinese club Beijing Enterprises FC is set to hold a memorial service on Tuesday for former Ivory Coast and Newcastle footballer Cheick...

    Chinese club Beijing Enterprises FC is set to hold a memorial service on Tuesday for former Ivory Coast and Newcastle footballer Cheick Tiote.
    US conducts airstrikes on Al-Shabaab

    US conducts airstrikes on Al-Shabaab


    The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday...

    The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday morning.
    Egypt, Gulf states cut ties with Qatar

    Egypt, Gulf states cut ties with Qatar


    Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have broken diplomatic relations with Qatar over what they say is the country's support of...

    Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have broken diplomatic relations with Qatar over what they say is the country's support of terrorism.
    Worst drought in century hits Cape Town

    Worst drought in century hits Cape Town


    The worst drought in a century is forcing the most stringent water restrictions ever implemented for South Africa's second largest...

    The worst drought in a century is forcing the most stringent water restrictions ever implemented for South Africa's second largest city.
    5 times Beyoncé influenced by Nigerian culture

    5 times Beyoncé influenced by Nigerian culture


    Last week Beyoncé lit up the Internet (again) by sharing pictures of her African-themed "Carter push party" to celebrate her...

    Last week Beyoncé lit up the Internet (again) by sharing pictures of her African-themed "Carter push party" to celebrate her pregnancy.
    Africa's trillion-dollar blue economy

    Africa's trillion-dollar blue economy


    Over the past decade there's been a steady rise across Africa in the attention given to the responsible use of the oceans to contribute to economic growth -- or what's known as the Blue...

    Over the past decade there's been a steady rise across Africa in the attention given to the responsible use of the oceans to contribute to economic growth -- or what's known as the Blue Economy.
    Gunmen kill 26 Coptic Christians

    Gunmen kill 26 Coptic Christians


    Unidentified gunmen in Egypt opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, killing several people, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported, citing security...

    Unidentified gunmen in Egypt opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, killing several people, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported, citing security sources.
    Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

    Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?


    A gun attack that killed at least 26 Coptic Christians on a bus in Egypt is just the latest assault on the religious minority group, which has been a target for deadly violence throughout its...

    A gun attack that killed at least 26 Coptic Christians on a bus in Egypt is just the latest assault on the religious minority group, which has been a target for deadly violence throughout its history.
    African national voted to head WHO

    African national voted to head WHO


    An African national has been voted to head the World Health Organization for the first time in the agency's...

    An African national has been voted to head the World Health Organization for the first time in the agency's history.
    5 of Africa's best national parks

    5 of Africa's best national parks


    From sheltering some of the globe's most endangered species to showcasing astonishing patterns of migration, Africa's national parks are among the world's most...

    From sheltering some of the globe's most endangered species to showcasing astonishing patterns of migration, Africa's national parks are among the world's most spectacular.
    Fascination with flames

    Fascination with flames


    The Mauritian performance group 'Fire Tribe' lights up the stage with daring fire...

    The Mauritian performance group 'Fire Tribe' lights up the stage with daring fire twirling
    Nigerians accuse Damien Hirst of copying ancient art at Venice Biennale

    Nigerians accuse Damien Hirst of copying ancient art at Venice Biennale


    English artist Damien Hirst has been called out for cultural appropriation after his exhibition "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable," featured a 'golden head' which mirrors sculpted heads created by African artists from Ile-Ife Nigeria, with no...

    English artist Damien Hirst has been called out for cultural appropriation after his exhibition "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable," featured a 'golden head' which mirrors sculpted heads created by African artists from Ile-Ife Nigeria, with no reference to the origin.
    Sulley Muntari: Ghanaian would back player boycott protesting racism

    Sulley Muntari: Ghanaian would back player boycott protesting racism


    Footballer Sulley Muntari has said he would be the "No.1" supporter of any organized player boycott in protest against what he believes are increasing incidents of racism in the...

    Footballer Sulley Muntari has said he would be the "No.1" supporter of any organized player boycott in protest against what he believes are increasing incidents of racism in the sport.
    App solves healthcare crisis in South Africa

    App solves healthcare crisis in South Africa


    With a doctor to patient ratio of one to 270, AitaHealth brings preventive care to people most in...

    With a doctor to patient ratio of one to 270, AitaHealth brings preventive care to people most in need.
    Power of dance in Nairobi's poorest communities

    Power of dance in Nairobi's poorest communities


    Mike Wamaya grew up with an unconventional dream to dance -- and found his feet through...

    Mike Wamaya grew up with an unconventional dream to dance -- and found his feet through ballet.
    Africa is heading towards clean energy

    Africa is heading towards clean energy


    Ethiopia leads the shift to renewable energy with its commitment to cut down carbon emissions by 64 per cent by 2030, investing in wind and hydro...

    Ethiopia leads the shift to renewable energy with its commitment to cut down carbon emissions by 64 per cent by 2030, investing in wind and hydro power.
    Millennials cash in on Africa's internet addiction

    Millennials cash in on Africa's internet addiction


    Fashion designers on the continent are growing from small tailor businesses into global internet...

    Fashion designers on the continent are growing from small tailor businesses into global internet sensations.