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    Battle for South Africa's future at ANC

    Battle for South Africa's future at ANC


    Thousands of delegates will descend on a conference center south of Johannesburg this weekend, facing a crucial decision on what direction South Africa will...

    Thousands of delegates will descend on a conference center south of Johannesburg this weekend, facing a crucial decision on what direction South Africa will take.
    Sexual violence widespread during Kenyan elections, report says

    Sexual violence widespread during Kenyan elections, report says


    Rape and sexual violence were widespread during this year's tumultuous elections in Kenya, a human rights organization...

    Rape and sexual violence were widespread during this year's tumultuous elections in Kenya, a human rights organization says.
    Tech to cope with booming African metropolis

    Tech to cope with booming African metropolis


    By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. It is currently the most rural -- only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa's population live in cities. Even the sprawling heartlands of Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo, teeming with traffic,...

    By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. It is currently the most rural -- only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa's population live in cities. Even the sprawling heartlands of Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo, teeming with traffic, pollution, inadequate housing and public spaces, are in their relative infancy and destined for a growth spurt.
    Singer jailed for video 'inciting debauchery'

    Singer jailed for video 'inciting debauchery'


    A court in Egypt has sentenced a female pop singer to two years in prison for "inciting debauchery and immortality" in an online music video, according to reports by Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram...

    A court in Egypt has sentenced a female pop singer to two years in prison for "inciting debauchery and immortality" in an online music video, according to reports by Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram online.
    French accused of aiding 1994 genocide

    French accused of aiding 1994 genocide


    French officials were complicit in the 1994 genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi minority, and obstructed justice in subsequent investigations, according to a new...

    French officials were complicit in the 1994 genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi minority, and obstructed justice in subsequent investigations, according to a new report.
    Unhappiness over 'Happiness Minister' appointment

    Unhappiness over 'Happiness Minister' appointment


    The pursuit of happiness just became one step easier for citizens of Imo State in southeast...

    The pursuit of happiness just became one step easier for citizens of Imo State in southeast Nigeria.
    Start-up to register 230m 'ghost' children

    Start-up to register 230m 'ghost' children


    A new tech start up has set themselves a massive task: to register all newborn babies...

    A new tech start up has set themselves a massive task: to register all newborn babies digitally.
    Niger ambush probe focuses on key questions

    Niger ambush probe focuses on key questions


    The Pentagon's investigation into the October ambush of a Green Beret-led team in Niger, which killed four US soldiers, is focusing on several areas where problems may have occurred before and after the attack, CNN has...

    The Pentagon's investigation into the October ambush of a Green Beret-led team in Niger, which killed four US soldiers, is focusing on several areas where problems may have occurred before and after the attack, CNN has learned.
    Dictator's stolen cash seized in Switzerland

    Dictator's stolen cash seized in Switzerland


    The Swiss government is to return $321 million to Nigeria that was seized from the family of former President Sani...

    The Swiss government is to return $321 million to Nigeria that was seized from the family of former President Sani Abacha.
    Macadamia nut boom in South Africa

    Macadamia nut boom in South Africa


    The lush Limpopo Valley region of South Africa is known as a haven of exotic wildlife and fruit...

    The lush Limpopo Valley region of South Africa is known as a haven of exotic wildlife and fruit trees.
    Instagrammers turn hobby into a business

    Instagrammers turn hobby into a business


    Since its launch seven years ago, Instagram has grown to more than 700 million global users. Out of these 700 million users, two South African Instagrammers took their passion and turned it into more than just a...

    Since its launch seven years ago, Instagram has grown to more than 700 million global users. Out of these 700 million users, two South African Instagrammers took their passion and turned it into more than just a hobby.
    One of Africa's richest trying to stem migrant crisis

    One of Africa's richest trying to stem migrant crisis


    He is arguably one of the most successful businessmen in Africa and Strive Masiyiwa has an urgent message for young Africans: "You don't have to cross the Sahara. We can create...

    He is arguably one of the most successful businessmen in Africa and Strive Masiyiwa has an urgent message for young Africans: "You don't have to cross the Sahara. We can create solutions."
    The sex trafficking trail from Nigeria to Europe

    The sex trafficking trail from Nigeria to Europe


    Tens of thousands of Nigerian women have been trafficked into Europe for sexual exploitation. And many of those women come from Benin...

    Tens of thousands of Nigerian women have been trafficked into Europe for sexual exploitation. And many of those women come from Benin City.
    How Kenya's presidential election unraveled

    How Kenya's presidential election unraveled


    It's deja vu for voters in Kenya who return to the ballot box on Thursday for a presidential election do-over -- after the result of the first ballot on August 8 was overturned amid rigging...

    It's deja vu for voters in Kenya who return to the ballot box on Thursday for a presidential election do-over -- after the result of the first ballot on August 8 was overturned amid rigging allegations.
    Johannesburg gaining on Cape Town

    Johannesburg gaining on Cape Town


    Arriving at the Saxon Hotel requires a series of grand entrances: the imposing 20-foot gate through the high walls that separate the grounds from Johannesburg's suburban expanse; the meandering drive through the lush gardens; the foyer to the hotel with...

    Arriving at the Saxon Hotel requires a series of grand entrances: the imposing 20-foot gate through the high walls that separate the grounds from Johannesburg's suburban expanse; the meandering drive through the lush gardens; the foyer to the hotel with its enormous ostrich egg chandelier.
    Recycled materials turned South African art

    Recycled materials turned South African art


    How artists outside Pretoria upcycled old items to create new decorative pieces for their...

    How artists outside Pretoria upcycled old items to create new decorative pieces for their township
    Defining masculinity through dance

    Defining masculinity through dance


    Kamogelo Molobye is using the art of movement to talk about social...

    Kamogelo Molobye is using the art of movement to talk about social issues
    South African trains ride into the digital age

    South African trains ride into the digital age


    Public transportation could be changed forever with the implementation of a digital upgrade to South Africa's Passenger Rail...

    Public transportation could be changed forever with the implementation of a digital upgrade to South Africa's Passenger Rail Agency
    African art arrives on the big stage

    African art arrives on the big stage


    The internationally acclaimed auction house Sotheby's recently held its first sale of modern and contemporary African...

    The internationally acclaimed auction house Sotheby's recently held its first sale of modern and contemporary African art
    The Nigerian inventor building a jet car

    The Nigerian inventor building a jet car


    Meet the self-taught inventor building a car that runs on land, on sea and in the...

    Meet the self-taught inventor building a car that runs on land, on sea and in the air.