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    Somalia Fast Facts

    Somalia Fast Facts


    Here's a look at Somalia, an impoverished, war-torn eastern African country that borders the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean, Ethiopia and...

    Here's a look at Somalia, an impoverished, war-torn eastern African country that borders the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean, Ethiopia and Kenya.
    Double car bombing in Somalia kills at least 277 civilians

    Double car bombing in Somalia kills at least 277 civilians


    At least 100 people are dead after two car bombs rocked the Somali capital of Mogadishu, Mogadishu Police Captain Farah Osman said...

    At least 100 people are dead after two car bombs rocked the Somali capital of Mogadishu, Mogadishu Police Captain Farah Osman said Sunday
    Explosion hits Mogadishu hotel

    Explosion hits Mogadishu hotel


    Scores of people were killed and many more injured in a massive car bomb blast at a busy junction in the Somali capital,...

    Scores of people were killed and many more injured in a massive car bomb blast at a busy junction in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
    Kenya's Odinga says he could run for president again

    Kenya's Odinga says he could run for president again


    Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga told CNN Friday that he would stand again for president if his "basic requirements are met" on how the presidential election is...

    Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga told CNN Friday that he would stand again for president if his "basic requirements are met" on how the presidential election is held.
    Why Trump was wrong to lift Sudan sanctions

    Why Trump was wrong to lift Sudan sanctions


    Lifting of sanctions against Sudan gives legitimacy to a regime with a long track record of human rights abuses and atrocities committed against its own...

    Lifting of sanctions against Sudan gives legitimacy to a regime with a long track record of human rights abuses and atrocities committed against its own people.
    Why Africa is the key to advancing human potential

    Why Africa is the key to advancing human potential


    Humans have done a poor job of equipping the majority of our seven billion peers to contribute meaningfully toward our collective...

    Humans have done a poor job of equipping the majority of our seven billion peers to contribute meaningfully toward our collective future.
    Kenyan police clash with protesters

    Kenyan police clash with protesters


    Thousands of supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition converged on downtown Nairobi on Wednesday, the day after he quit a presidential election rerun because he did not believe an unreformed...

    Thousands of supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition converged on downtown Nairobi on Wednesday, the day after he quit a presidential election rerun because he did not believe an unreformed election commission can hold a fair vote.
    Beyonce voices freedom for girls campaign

    Beyonce voices freedom for girls campaign


    Superstar Beyonce's hit song 'Freedom' has been given a new lease of life, after being featured in a Global Goals campaign documentary demanding freedom for...

    Superstar Beyonce's hit song 'Freedom' has been given a new lease of life, after being featured in a Global Goals campaign documentary demanding freedom for girls,
    Kenya opposition leader quits election rerun

    Kenya opposition leader quits election rerun


    Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga announced Tuesday that he will withdraw from this month's presidential election rerun, despite having successfully challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta's claimed win in...

    Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga announced Tuesday that he will withdraw from this month's presidential election rerun, despite having successfully challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta's claimed win in court.
    Why Africa owes Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    Why Africa owes Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


    Joseph Boakai has served faithfully as deputy to Liberia's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for about 11...

    Joseph Boakai has served faithfully as deputy to Liberia's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for about 11 years.
    Egypt in first World Cup since 1990

    Egypt in first World Cup since 1990


    Egypt manager Héctor Cúper had already been taking medication for high blood pressure to deal with the stress before the...

    Egypt manager Héctor Cúper had already been taking medication for high blood pressure to deal with the stress before the game.
    Is Africa on the verge of a cannabis race?

    Is Africa on the verge of a cannabis race?


    Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural...

    Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource.
    Ghana tanker blast kills 7

    Ghana tanker blast kills 7


    A tanker exploded near a gas station in Accra on Saturday killing seven people, officials in Ghana...

    A tanker exploded near a gas station in Accra on Saturday killing seven people, officials in Ghana said.
    Cameroon torn by deadly clashes

    Cameroon torn by deadly clashes


    Fear and uncertainty reign in Cameroon's Northwest and Southwest regions following a week of violent clashes between protesters and government forces that have left at least 10 people...

    Fear and uncertainty reign in Cameroon's Northwest and Southwest regions following a week of violent clashes between protesters and government forces that have left at least 10 people dead.
    Dozens dead in Madagascar plague outbreak

    Dozens dead in Madagascar plague outbreak


    An unusually widespread outbreak of the plague is occurring in Madagascar, leaving at least 24 dead and scores infected across the...

    An unusually widespread outbreak of the plague is occurring in Madagascar, leaving at least 24 dead and scores infected across the country.
    3 US soldiers killed in ambush in Niger

    3 US soldiers killed in ambush in Niger


    Three US Green Berets were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger near the Mali-Niger border when a joint US-Nigerien patrol was attacked Wednesday, US officials told...

    Three US Green Berets were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger near the Mali-Niger border when a joint US-Nigerien patrol was attacked Wednesday, US officials told CNN.
    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.
    The man saving Kenya's sea turtles

    The man saving Kenya's sea turtles


    Fikiri Kiponda's path from accountant to marine conservationist was sparked by a chance...

    Fikiri Kiponda's path from accountant to marine conservationist was sparked by a chance encounter.
    Zimbabwe slaps pastor with charges

    Zimbabwe slaps pastor with charges


    A prominent critic of President Robert Mugabe is facing 20 years in jail if convicted of multiple counts of subverting Zimbabwe's...

    A prominent critic of President Robert Mugabe is facing 20 years in jail if convicted of multiple counts of subverting Zimbabwe's government.
    The artist taking the Maasai to space

    The artist taking the Maasai to space


    Maasai elders may seem an improbable choice to navigate a spaceship, but for digital artist Jacque Njeri, the semi-nomadic nature of the tribe makes members the perfect candidates for space...

    Maasai elders may seem an improbable choice to navigate a spaceship, but for digital artist Jacque Njeri, the semi-nomadic nature of the tribe makes members the perfect candidates for space exploration.
    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.