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    Opinion: The 'door of return' is open for people of African descent

    Opinion: The 'door of return' is open for people of African descent


    My school years in the US were marked by many heated debates between African and African-American students about who was guiltier for the transatlantic slave trade: whites or...

    My school years in the US were marked by many heated debates between African and African-American students about who was guiltier for the transatlantic slave trade: whites or Africans?
    Gunmen open fire on bus carrying Coptic Christians: 26 dead

    Gunmen open fire on bus carrying Coptic Christians: 26 dead


    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.
    Lagos by the numbers

    Lagos by the numbers


    May 27th marks the day Lagos State, the commercial and cultural capital of Nigeria turns 50. CNN Africa takes a look at some of the key...

    May 27th marks the day Lagos State, the commercial and cultural capital of Nigeria turns 50. CNN Africa takes a look at some of the key numbers.
    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.
    Meet the 10 African trailblazers

    Meet the 10 African trailblazers


    An Egyptian micro biologist, Ugandan investigative journalist and Zimbabwean standup comedian are among the new class of...

    An Egyptian micro biologist, Ugandan investigative journalist and Zimbabwean standup comedian are among the new class of 2017.
    Wounded elephant crushes hunter to death

    Wounded elephant crushes hunter to death


    A big game hunter was crushed to death after an elephant, that his friends had shot, collapsed on top of...

    A big game hunter was crushed to death after an elephant, that his friends had shot, collapsed on top of him.
    Chibok girls reunited with families

    Chibok girls reunited with families


    The 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently released by Boko Haram were reunited with their families Saturday, the Nigerian government...

    The 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently released by Boko Haram were reunited with their families Saturday, the Nigerian government says.
    Millions at risk as climate change hits Great Lake

    Millions at risk as climate change hits Great Lake


    Standing on the steep rocky shores of Lake Tanganyika at sunset, looking out at fishermen heading out for their nightly lamp-boat fishing trips, it's easy to imagine this immense 32,900km2 body of water as serene and...

    Standing on the steep rocky shores of Lake Tanganyika at sunset, looking out at fishermen heading out for their nightly lamp-boat fishing trips, it's easy to imagine this immense 32,900km2 body of water as serene and unchanging.
    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.
    Report: 3,000 teens, many in Africa, die daily

    Report: 3,000 teens, many in Africa, die daily


    More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world -- an average of 3,000 deaths per day -- from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health...

    More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world -- an average of 3,000 deaths per day -- from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.
    Rebel soldiers shut down Ivorian cities

    Rebel soldiers shut down Ivorian cities


    The fourth day of a violent mutiny that has paralyzed Ivory Coast's largest cities ended in confusion with the announcement of a deal between the government and rebel soldiers, that was subsequently denied by rebel...

    The fourth day of a violent mutiny that has paralyzed Ivory Coast's largest cities ended in confusion with the announcement of a deal between the government and rebel soldiers, that was subsequently denied by rebel sources.
    Ebola kills 3 in DRC

    Ebola kills 3 in DRC


    Three people have died from an Ebola outbreak in a remote northern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as health officials travel to the central African country in response to a rising number of suspected cases, the World Health Organization...

    Three people have died from an Ebola outbreak in a remote northern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as health officials travel to the central African country in response to a rising number of suspected cases, the World Health Organization says.
    First ever Nigerian Pavilion at Venice Biennale

    First ever Nigerian Pavilion at Venice Biennale


    For the first time in history a Nigerian Pavilion will make its debut at the 57th Venice Biennale, also known as the Olympics of the art world. The country's pavilion will be one of 51 others from around the...

    For the first time in history a Nigerian Pavilion will make its debut at the 57th Venice Biennale, also known as the Olympics of the art world. The country's pavilion will be one of 51 others from around the world.
    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.
    Officials: Meningitis linked to Liberia illness

    Officials: Meningitis linked to Liberia illness


    Meningitis may be to blame for a cluster of sudden deaths and infections over the past month in Liberia, global health officials...

    Meningitis may be to blame for a cluster of sudden deaths and infections over the past month in Liberia, global health officials said.
    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.
    82 freed Chibok girls in Nigerian capital

    82 freed Chibok girls in Nigerian capital


    The 82 Chibok schoolgirls who were released after negotiations between terrorist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have arrived in the capital city of Abuja, the government said...

    The 82 Chibok schoolgirls who were released after negotiations between terrorist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have arrived in the capital city of Abuja, the government said Sunday.
    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.
    App making healthcare accessible

    App making healthcare accessible


    South Africa struggles with just 200,000 healthcare workers for a population of 54 million, which means its doctor to patient ratio is one to 270. With long queues and few hospitals, the people who are most in need of medical aid do not necessarily have...

    South Africa struggles with just 200,000 healthcare workers for a population of 54 million, which means its doctor to patient ratio is one to 270. With long queues and few hospitals, the people who are most in need of medical aid do not necessarily have access to it.
    Solar-powered airports take off

    Solar-powered airports take off


    Often in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by acres of land, South Africa's airport environs are solar farms waiting to...

    Often in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by acres of land, South Africa's airport environs are solar farms waiting to happen.
    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.