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    Ethiopia is now Africa's fastest growing economy

    Ethiopia is now Africa's fastest growing economy


    Ethiopia, Africa's second most populated country, is forecast to be the fastest growing economy in Sub-Saharan Africa this year, according to new data from the...

    Ethiopia, Africa's second most populated country, is forecast to be the fastest growing economy in Sub-Saharan Africa this year, according to new data from the IMF.
    SA environmentalists win Goldman prize

    SA environmentalists win Goldman prize


    Two South African environment champions have won the Goldman prize for stopping a Russian nuclear...

    Two South African environment champions have won the Goldman prize for stopping a Russian nuclear deal.
    The woman saving village from lead poisoning

    The woman saving village from lead poisoning


    On a hot afternoon at a sprawling settlement on the outskirts of Mombasa, Phyllis Omido makes her...

    On a hot afternoon at a sprawling settlement on the outskirts of Mombasa, Phyllis Omido makes her rounds.
    They ended one week of strikes

    They ended one week of strikes


    Nurses in Zimbabwe have called off their strike Monday and sued their...

    Nurses in Zimbabwe have called off their strike Monday and sued their employers.
    Why Kenya is having a record revival

    Why Kenya is having a record revival


    Inside a record store in Kenyatta market, Nairobi, crate-digging enthusiasts search for African music gems. At stall 570 vinyl culture is...

    Inside a record store in Kenyatta market, Nairobi, crate-digging enthusiasts search for African music gems. At stall 570 vinyl culture is thriving.
    Colossal statue of 'forgotten' pharaoh brought to life

    Colossal statue of 'forgotten' pharaoh brought to life


    Archaeologists have virtually reconstructed a statue of ancient Egyptian King Psamtik I, after uncovering thousands of...

    Archaeologists have virtually reconstructed a statue of ancient Egyptian King Psamtik I, after uncovering thousands of fragments.
    Absolute monarch renames Swaziland

    Absolute monarch renames Swaziland


    The king of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarch, has changed the name of his country to the "Kingdom of eSwatini" to mark the 50th anniversary of independence -- and to avoid confusion with...

    The king of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarch, has changed the name of his country to the "Kingdom of eSwatini" to mark the 50th anniversary of independence -- and to avoid confusion with Switzerland.
    Nigeria Senate invasion: Mace found dumped under flyover

    Nigeria Senate invasion: Mace found dumped under flyover


    A mace stolen from Nigeria's Senate floor Wednesday has been found under a flyover in Nigeria's capital,...

    A mace stolen from Nigeria's Senate floor Wednesday has been found under a flyover in Nigeria's capital, Abuja.
    Mugabe is gone and people can now say anything about him

    Mugabe is gone and people can now say anything about him


    A new satirical play, "Operation Restore Regasi," based on the end days of Mugabe's 37-year rule, packed out theaters in...

    A new satirical play, "Operation Restore Regasi," based on the end days of Mugabe's 37-year rule, packed out theaters in Harare.
    How cheap Chinese fish imports have hooked buyers

    How cheap Chinese fish imports have hooked buyers


    Over the past few decades Kenyan fishing has rapidly declined, and imports of fish from China have captured the...

    Over the past few decades Kenyan fishing has rapidly declined, and imports of fish from China have captured the market.
    New tech revolutionizes fight against old diseases

    New tech revolutionizes fight against old diseases


    On the second floor of an infectious-disease research facility in this African capital, Dr. Joseph Kamgno, the country's leading expert on parasitic roundworms, stood at his desk staring down at the black hard-shelled case that had just arrived from a...

    On the second floor of an infectious-disease research facility in this African capital, Dr. Joseph Kamgno, the country's leading expert on parasitic roundworms, stood at his desk staring down at the black hard-shelled case that had just arrived from a bioengineering lab at the University of California-Berkeley.
    Nigeria's President Buhari to meet Trump April 30

    Nigeria's President Buhari to meet Trump April 30


    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with United States President Donald Trump at the end of the month, the White House...

    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with United States President Donald Trump at the end of the month, the White House said.
    Tanzanian govt demands $930 fee from bloggers

    Tanzanian govt demands $930 fee from bloggers


    As part of sweeping new internet regulations, the Tanzanian government has introduced a $930 fee for those wanting to have an online...

    As part of sweeping new internet regulations, the Tanzanian government has introduced a $930 fee for those wanting to have an online blog.
    I went from rural Nigeria to an MIT-backed startup -- with a Nokia phone

    I went from rural Nigeria to an MIT-backed startup -- with a Nokia phone


    I'm a 19-year-old developer at an MIT-backed startup called dot Learn in Lagos, living in the bustle of Nigeria's largest city. But until recently my life was quite...

    I'm a 19-year-old developer at an MIT-backed startup called dot Learn in Lagos, living in the bustle of Nigeria's largest city. But until recently my life was quite different.

    Inside Nigeria's hyperrealist art scene


    A community of artists in Nigeria's most populous city are creating art that looks so real it's hard to tell it's...

    A community of artists in Nigeria's most populous city are creating art that looks so real it's hard to tell it's not.
    Hugh Masekela: The man behind the music

    Hugh Masekela: The man behind the music


    South African music legend Hugh Masekela has passed away after a long battle with cancer. We take a look at the life of influential jazz...

    South African music legend Hugh Masekela has passed away after a long battle with cancer. We take a look at the life of influential jazz musician.
    The CEO trying to stem Africa's migrant crisis

    The CEO trying to stem Africa's migrant crisis


    Strive Masiyiwa, the CEO of Econet, is using Facebook as a way to challenge young African entrepreneurs to develop their...

    Strive Masiyiwa, the CEO of Econet, is using Facebook as a way to challenge young African entrepreneurs to develop their countries.
    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
    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.