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    Harassment scandal dogs Silicon Savannah star

    Harassment scandal dogs Silicon Savannah star


    One of the breakout success stories of Kenya's tech ecosystem has been plunged into...

    One of the breakout success stories of Kenya's tech ecosystem has been plunged into crisis.
    The island of the apes

    The island of the apes


    Situated in Lake Victoria, Ngamba has become a sanctuary for Uganda's abandoned and abused chimpanzees, and a vital resource for...

    Situated in Lake Victoria, Ngamba has become a sanctuary for Uganda's abandoned and abused chimpanzees, and a vital resource for scientists.
    Kenyan filmmaker invited to join Oscar voters

    Kenyan filmmaker invited to join Oscar voters


    Filmmaker Judy Kibinge has been hand-picked by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to join the ranks of voting...

    Filmmaker Judy Kibinge has been hand-picked by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to join the ranks of voting members.
    First image revealed of Nigeria's Buhari in 80 days

    First image revealed of Nigeria's Buhari in 80 days


    New pictures have emerged of Nigeria's ailing President Muhammadu Buhari for the first time since he left the country on medical leave 80 days...

    New pictures have emerged of Nigeria's ailing President Muhammadu Buhari for the first time since he left the country on medical leave 80 days ago.
    9-year-old in HIV remission for years

    9-year-old in HIV remission for years


    A 9-year-old South African boy diagnosed with HIV when he was 1 month old has been in HIV remission for 8½ years -- without regular...

    A 9-year-old South African boy diagnosed with HIV when he was 1 month old has been in HIV remission for 8½ years -- without regular treatment.
    Why Jack Ma went to Kenya, Rwanda with 38 Chinese billionaires

    Why Jack Ma went to Kenya, Rwanda with 38 Chinese billionaires


    Jack Ma, Asia's richest man and founder of Alibaba Group is on a two-day trip to east Africa, visiting Kenya and Rwanda with 38 fellow Chinese billionaires, all no doubt poised with expensive fountain pens, ready to ink billion dollar...

    Jack Ma, Asia's richest man and founder of Alibaba Group is on a two-day trip to east Africa, visiting Kenya and Rwanda with 38 fellow Chinese billionaires, all no doubt poised with expensive fountain pens, ready to ink billion dollar deals.
    Cecil the lion's son killed by game hunter

    Cecil the lion's son killed by game hunter


    Cecil the lion's 6-year-old son was shot and killed by a big-game trophy hunter in western Zimbabwe earlier this month, according to a source familiar with the...

    Cecil the lion's 6-year-old son was shot and killed by a big-game trophy hunter in western Zimbabwe earlier this month, according to a source familiar with the hunt.
    US building drone base near 'tinderbox' city

    US building drone base near 'tinderbox' city


    For centuries, Agadez has profited from its role as a transit hub at the edge of the Sahara. Today its main cargo is human: Migrants, being smuggled to...

    For centuries, Agadez has profited from its role as a transit hub at the edge of the Sahara. Today its main cargo is human: Migrants, being smuggled to Libya.
    Lagos' Afro-Brazilian architecture faces down the bulldozers

    Lagos' Afro-Brazilian architecture faces down the bulldozers


    The slave route out of Badagry near Lagos, Nigeria has a sign that reads "The point of no return." It's a disturbing plaque; a cruel legacy of Nigeria's past and a reminder of the treacherous journey -- and lives -- thousands were led on into...

    The slave route out of Badagry near Lagos, Nigeria has a sign that reads "The point of no return." It's a disturbing plaque; a cruel legacy of Nigeria's past and a reminder of the treacherous journey -- and lives -- thousands were led on into slavery.
    Boko Haram survivors battle hunger

    Boko Haram survivors battle hunger


    In September 2014, Boko Haram attacked Bdagu -- a village in Adamawa state, northern...

    In September 2014, Boko Haram attacked Bdagu -- a village in Adamawa state, northern Nigeria.
    2 Germans killed in Egypt knife attack

    2 Germans killed in Egypt knife attack


    Two female tourists killed in a knife attack in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Hurghada were German, the country's Foreign Ministry said...

    Two female tourists killed in a knife attack in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Hurghada were German, the country's Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
    East African scientists tackle 'Ebola of plants'

    East African scientists tackle 'Ebola of plants'


    Almost a billion people around the world rely on cassava as a staple food. The root vegetable is a versatile and calorie-rich crop that is resilient enough to thrive in harsh...

    Almost a billion people around the world rely on cassava as a staple food. The root vegetable is a versatile and calorie-rich crop that is resilient enough to thrive in harsh climates.
    Did Somali kingpins help ISIS, al-Shabaab?

    Did Somali kingpins help ISIS, al-Shabaab?


    In the vital transport corridors of the troubled Gulf of Aden, an old but dangerous adversary has returned to the seas --...

    In the vital transport corridors of the troubled Gulf of Aden, an old but dangerous adversary has returned to the seas -- pirates.
    Heavy rain, storms cause chaos in coastal city

    Heavy rain, storms cause chaos in coastal city


    Lagos, one of Africa's most populous cities, has been hit by torrential downpour and thunderstorms over the weekend that has left many parts of the city...

    Lagos, one of Africa's most populous cities, has been hit by torrential downpour and thunderstorms over the weekend that has left many parts of the city flooded.
    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
    Photos show 'strippers' at South African prison

    Photos show 'strippers' at South African prison


    The head of South Africa's corrections department promised an immediate investigation Monday after photos purportedly showing strippers dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated...

    The head of South Africa's corrections department promised an immediate investigation Monday after photos purportedly showing strippers dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online.
    Why Uganda may stop accepting hand-me-downs

    Why Uganda may stop accepting hand-me-downs


    Second hand clothing is a big part of the Ugandan economy, but a proposed ban on such imports may change...

    Second hand clothing is a big part of the Ugandan economy, but a proposed ban on such imports may change that
    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.