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    At least 21 killed as Kenya hotel siege is declared over

    At least 21 killed as Kenya hotel siege is declared over


    An American and a Briton were confirmed to be among at least 14 people killed in a terrifying attack at a hotel complex in Nairobi as it was brought to an end...

    An American and a Briton were confirmed to be among at least 14 people killed in a terrifying attack at a hotel complex in Nairobi as it was brought to an end Wednesday.
    Canadian citizen kidnapped in Burkina Faso

    Canadian citizen kidnapped in Burkina Faso


    A Canadian citizen was kidnapped on Tuesday in Burkina Faso, the country's Minister of Security...

    A Canadian citizen was kidnapped on Tuesday in Burkina Faso, the country's Minister of Security said.
    What is fueling Zimbabwe's protests?

    What is fueling Zimbabwe's protests?


    In the Fall of 2017, Zimbabweans took to the streets in mass protests against a regime that was presiding over a broken economy and collapsing living...

    In the Fall of 2017, Zimbabweans took to the streets in mass protests against a regime that was presiding over a broken economy and collapsing living standards.
    Police respond to shooting at Nairobi hotel

    Police respond to shooting at Nairobi hotel


    Multiple law enforcement agencies including an anti-terror unit were responding to a shooting at a hotel in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Tuesday, a police spokesman told local news...

    Multiple law enforcement agencies including an anti-terror unit were responding to a shooting at a hotel in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Tuesday, a police spokesman told local news outlets.
    Toto's 'Africa' to play 'for eternity' in Namibia desert

    Toto's 'Africa' to play 'for eternity' in Namibia desert


    Toto's "Africa" has come home, so to speak, thanks to an installation by an artist who plans to play the song on loop in a Namibian desert -- for...

    Toto's "Africa" has come home, so to speak, thanks to an installation by an artist who plans to play the song on loop in a Namibian desert -- for eternity.
    African celebrities share throwback pictures in the #10yearchallenge

    African celebrities share throwback pictures in the #10yearchallenge


    Ever thought of what your favorite celebrity looked like a decade ago? You need not wonder thanks to the #10YearChallenge hashtag, which has taken social media by...

    Ever thought of what your favorite celebrity looked like a decade ago? You need not wonder thanks to the #10YearChallenge hashtag, which has taken social media by storm.
    Internet blocked in Zimbabwe social media after protests

    Internet blocked in Zimbabwe social media after protests


    Zimbabweans said they were unable to access social media Tuesday after protests erupted over a sharp increase in fuel prices was announced by the...

    Zimbabweans said they were unable to access social media Tuesday after protests erupted over a sharp increase in fuel prices was announced by the government.
    ICC acquits former Ivory Coast President of crimes against humanity

    ICC acquits former Ivory Coast President of crimes against humanity


    The former President of Cote d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo has been acquitted of all charges of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, an ICC press officer tells...

    The former President of Cote d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo has been acquitted of all charges of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, an ICC press officer tells CNN.
    Zimbabwe fuel hike protests turn violent

    Zimbabwe fuel hike protests turn violent


    Protests have broken out in Zimbabwe's two main cities over a sharp hike in the price of fuel announced by the...

    Protests have broken out in Zimbabwe's two main cities over a sharp hike in the price of fuel announced by the government.
    SADC calls for recount of Congo's presidential vote

    SADC calls for recount of Congo's presidential vote


    The Southern African Development Community has called for a recount of the Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed presidential vote to "resolve all elements of doubt" about the outcome of the...

    The Southern African Development Community has called for a recount of the Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed presidential vote to "resolve all elements of doubt" about the outcome of the election.
    A new generation of Mauritians are working to restore its historic Chinatown

    A new generation of Mauritians are working to restore its historic Chinatown


    Carved out of four city blocks in the center of a tiny island in the Indian Ocean -- Chinatown near Port Louis' central market in Mauritius -- is an assault on the...

    Carved out of four city blocks in the center of a tiny island in the Indian Ocean -- Chinatown near Port Louis' central market in Mauritius -- is an assault on the senses.
    Sport and apartheid in South Africa -- a complicated story

    Sport and apartheid in South Africa -- a complicated story


    As a black rugby player, Fagmie Solomons refused to play for the Springboks. He reflects on his playing career and how he strove for social change in South...

    As a black rugby player, Fagmie Solomons refused to play for the Springboks. He reflects on his playing career and how he strove for social change in South Africa.
    The oldest living organism is dying in Southern Africa

    The oldest living organism is dying in Southern Africa


    Driving beyond South Africa's Limpopo province, into the village of Chivadini, people and grassland are scarce. But the oldest living organisms in Africa -- baobab trees -- are...

    Driving beyond South Africa's Limpopo province, into the village of Chivadini, people and grassland are scarce. But the oldest living organisms in Africa -- baobab trees -- are abundant.
    'Sex for grades' scandal in Nigeria

    'Sex for grades' scandal in Nigeria


    Nigerian student Monica Osagie secretly taped her lecturer demanding sex for better marks. She speaks exclusively to CNN about blowing the...

    Nigerian student Monica Osagie secretly taped her lecturer demanding sex for better marks. She speaks exclusively to CNN about blowing the whistle.
    Locked up where suicide is still a crime

    Locked up where suicide is still a crime


    Suicide is illegal in Nigeria and survivors often find themselves in jail at the most vulnerable moment of their lives. CNN's Stephanie Busari...

    Suicide is illegal in Nigeria and survivors often find themselves in jail at the most vulnerable moment of their lives. CNN's Stephanie Busari reports.
    Creating Uganda's popular cartoon character

    Creating Uganda's popular cartoon character


    Young self-taught animator Richard Musinguzi shows us how he created the award-winning cartoon series...

    Young self-taught animator Richard Musinguzi shows us how he created the award-winning cartoon series Katoto.
    Business trends shaping Africa in 2019 -- and beyond

    Business trends shaping Africa in 2019 -- and beyond


    The performance of some of Africa's largest economies in 2018 does not inspire confidence for the year...

    The performance of some of Africa's largest economies in 2018 does not inspire confidence for the year ahead.
    Meet the engineer behind NASA's robotic arm for Mars

    Meet the engineer behind NASA's robotic arm for Mars


    Standing at the porch of his house in Ghana, as a young boy, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu was fascinated by the planes that flew in and out of the airport. But his dreams were not to be a pilot, his imagination was more unique than...

    Standing at the porch of his house in Ghana, as a young boy, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu was fascinated by the planes that flew in and out of the airport. But his dreams were not to be a pilot, his imagination was more unique than that.
    Falz: 'Entertainment is becoming one of our biggest exports'

    Falz: 'Entertainment is becoming one of our biggest exports'


    Nigerian hip-hop star Falz the Bahd Guy explains how the popularity of afrobeats is helping to reconstruct ideas about the country's...

    Nigerian hip-hop star Falz the Bahd Guy explains how the popularity of afrobeats is helping to reconstruct ideas about the country's culture.
    Report details failures in Niger mission

    Report details failures in Niger mission


    The Pentagon has released a report on the deadly Niger mission detailing a series of failures that led to the ambush on U.S....

    The Pentagon has released a report on the deadly Niger mission detailing a series of failures that led to the ambush on U.S. troops.
    Kenyan developer mines cryptocurrencies from his front room

    Kenyan developer mines cryptocurrencies from his front room


    Eugene Mutai is a cryptocurrency miner in Nairobi, Kenya, who's set up a system to keep his business going even during power outages and internet...

    Eugene Mutai is a cryptocurrency miner in Nairobi, Kenya, who's set up a system to keep his business going even during power outages and internet shortages.