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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Chinese club Beijing Enterprises FC is set to hold a memorial service on Tuesday for former Ivory Coast and Newcastle footballer Cheick Tiote.
The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday morning.
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.
The worst drought in a century is forcing the most stringent water restrictions ever implemented for South Africa's second largest city.
Last week Beyoncé lit up the Internet (again) by sharing pictures of her African-themed "Carter push party" to celebrate her pregnancy.
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.
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.
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.
An African national has been voted to head the World Health Organization for the first time in the agency's history.
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.
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.
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.
With a doctor to patient ratio of one to 270, AitaHealth brings preventive care to people most in need.
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.
Fashion designers on the continent are growing from small tailor businesses into global internet sensations.