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    Trevor Noah defends 'Africa won the World Cup' joke

    Trevor Noah defends 'Africa won the World Cup' joke


    South African comedian Trevor Noah has responded to criticism from a French diplomat over comments he made on his US comedy news show about the country's World Cup...

    South African comedian Trevor Noah has responded to criticism from a French diplomat over comments he made on his US comedy news show about the country's World Cup win.
    Nigerian author writing comic series on Black Panther's Shuri

    Nigerian author writing comic series on Black Panther's Shuri


    Nigerian afro-futurist writer, Nnedi Okorafor will write a new standalone comic book series about Black Panther's Shuri for Marvel, she announced Thursday...

    Nigerian afro-futurist writer, Nnedi Okorafor will write a new standalone comic book series about Black Panther's Shuri for Marvel, she announced Thursday afternoon.
    Nigeria to relaunch its national airline

    Nigeria to relaunch its national airline


    Nigeria unveiled a new national carrier Wednesday, nearly 15 years after the previous state-run airline, Nigerian Airways ceased...

    Nigeria unveiled a new national carrier Wednesday, nearly 15 years after the previous state-run airline, Nigerian Airways ceased operations.
    Radio message saving children's lives in Burkina Faso

    Radio message saving children's lives in Burkina Faso


    A mass radio campaign in Burkina Faso encouraging parents to seek prompt treatment for sick children has saved thousands of lives, according to a new...

    A mass radio campaign in Burkina Faso encouraging parents to seek prompt treatment for sick children has saved thousands of lives, according to a new study.
    Flights resume between Ethiopia and Eritrea

    Flights resume between Ethiopia and Eritrea


    Ethiopian Airlines has resumed flights to Eritrea's capital, Asmara, after the former sworn enemies signed a peace deal to end a 20-year...

    Ethiopian Airlines has resumed flights to Eritrea's capital, Asmara, after the former sworn enemies signed a peace deal to end a 20-year conflict.
    Stranded World Cup fans ordered home by President

    Stranded World Cup fans ordered home by President


    Stranded Nigerian football fans camped on the floor outside the country's embassy in Moscow have been ordered home by President Muhammadu Buhari, his aide...

    Stranded Nigerian football fans camped on the floor outside the country's embassy in Moscow have been ordered home by President Muhammadu Buhari, his aide said.
    Five killed in South Africa mine fire

    Five killed in South Africa mine fire


    Five miners died in a South African copper mine Sunday after a fire trapped the workers underground, the country's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union...

    Five miners died in a South African copper mine Sunday after a fire trapped the workers underground, the country's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said.
    'Ghana is the future of Africa': Why Google built an AI lab in Accra

    'Ghana is the future of Africa': Why Google built an AI lab in Accra


    "Google is just a giant scientific research company that happens to make money," this was my first impression when I visited their offices in Mountain View for the first...

    "Google is just a giant scientific research company that happens to make money," this was my first impression when I visited their offices in Mountain View for the first time.
    Amnesty: Cameroon soldiers executed women, children

    Amnesty: Cameroon soldiers executed women, children


    Cameroon's 85-year-old president has announced plans to stand for re-election in the country's elections on October 7, amid spiraling violence and alleged human rights abuses in the...

    Cameroon's 85-year-old president has announced plans to stand for re-election in the country's elections on October 7, amid spiraling violence and alleged human rights abuses in the country.
    Eight endangered black rhinos die in Kenya national park

    Eight endangered black rhinos die in Kenya national park


    Kenya is probing the death of eight rhinos at one of the country's national parks just weeks after the animals were...

    Kenya is probing the death of eight rhinos at one of the country's national parks just weeks after the animals were moved.
    Uganda to review social media tax after protests

    Uganda to review social media tax after protests


    Violent protests in Uganda has forced the government to review a controversial tax imposed on social media use in the...

    Violent protests in Uganda has forced the government to review a controversial tax imposed on social media use in the country.
    Will Britain return Nigeria's stolen treasures?

    Will Britain return Nigeria's stolen treasures?


    The Benin bronzes are universally recognized as a towering achievement in the history of...

    The Benin bronzes are universally recognized as a towering achievement in the history of art.
    How one Togolese woman is risking her life to end 50-year dynasty

    How one Togolese woman is risking her life to end 50-year dynasty


    For Farida Nabourema, fighting for democracy in her country has come at a high price; she's had to sacrifice her family, friends and her...

    For Farida Nabourema, fighting for democracy in her country has come at a high price; she's had to sacrifice her family, friends and her safety.
    Why young Africans need to know their history

    Why young Africans need to know their history


    Fifty-one years ago, a political decision changed the course of my life and I wasn't even born when it was...

    Fifty-one years ago, a political decision changed the course of my life and I wasn't even born when it was made.
    Bazaruto Archipelago where horses play in the surf

    Bazaruto Archipelago where horses play in the surf


    Mozambique's coastline stretches about 2,470 kilometers along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and most of its beaches remain in pristine condition without hordes of tourists or tacky...

    Mozambique's coastline stretches about 2,470 kilometers along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and most of its beaches remain in pristine condition without hordes of tourists or tacky boardwalks.