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    President makes first public appearance since military takeover

    President makes first public appearance since military takeover


    Two days after a remarkable military takeover of Zimbabwe's government, its long-serving leader appears to be resisting efforts to force him to stand...

    Two days after a remarkable military takeover of Zimbabwe's government, its long-serving leader appears to be resisting efforts to force him to stand aside.
    Zimbabwe faces uncertain future

    Zimbabwe faces uncertain future


    In a country that has known only one leader since independence in 1980, the very idea that Zimbabwe could be seeing a change of guard at the top has people here wondering what change even...

    In a country that has known only one leader since independence in 1980, the very idea that Zimbabwe could be seeing a change of guard at the top has people here wondering what change even means.
    Senegal opens new $575 million airport

    Senegal opens new $575 million airport


    The largest airport in Senegal will open its doors on December 7, after more than a decade of development and...

    The largest airport in Senegal will open its doors on December 7, after more than a decade of development and delays.
    Key players: 'Gucci Grace', the 'Crocodile'

    Key players: 'Gucci Grace', the 'Crocodile'


    Political strife in the southern African country of Zimbabwe has seen armed soldiers on the streets of the capital,...

    Political strife in the southern African country of Zimbabwe has seen armed soldiers on the streets of the capital, Harare.
    Libyan smugglers auction migrants

    Libyan smugglers auction migrants


    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of...

    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800.
    Green Beret killed by SEALs in Mali - report

    Green Beret killed by SEALs in Mali - report


    Two Navy SEALs being investigated over the death of an Army Green Beret in Mali in June are accused of killing him after he discovered they had been stealing, according to a report in the Daily...

    Two Navy SEALs being investigated over the death of an Army Green Beret in Mali in June are accused of killing him after he discovered they had been stealing, according to a report in the Daily Beast.
    US woman accused over Mugabe tweet granted bail

    US woman accused over Mugabe tweet granted bail


    An American woman facing charges in Zimbabwe of subversion and insulting the country's President was granted bail at a court hearing Thursday in...

    An American woman facing charges in Zimbabwe of subversion and insulting the country's President was granted bail at a court hearing Thursday in Harare.
    Ian Poulter monkeys around in South Africa

    Ian Poulter monkeys around in South Africa


    British golfer Ian Poulter took a break from practice at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa, to feed some monkeys on the...

    British golfer Ian Poulter took a break from practice at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa, to feed some monkeys on the course.
    Tanzania's anti-corruption crusader cracks down

    Tanzania's anti-corruption crusader cracks down


    There were scarcely any hints of the tumultuous years that would follow the swearing-in of Dr. John Pombe Magufuli on 5th November 2015 as Tanzania's fifth president. After all, his Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party had been in power for decades, and his...

    There were scarcely any hints of the tumultuous years that would follow the swearing-in of Dr. John Pombe Magufuli on 5th November 2015 as Tanzania's fifth president. After all, his Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party had been in power for decades, and his victory seemed to herald continuity with the past.
    Lost treasures up for auction

    Lost treasures up for auction


    In the 1920s, French art collector Pierre Vérité began building -- almost in secret -- one of the world's most impressive stashes of African and Oceanic...

    In the 1920s, French art collector Pierre Vérité began building -- almost in secret -- one of the world's most impressive stashes of African and Oceanic masterpieces.
    Finding a safe haven on stage

    Finding a safe haven on stage


    Kenyan actress Davina Leonard has performed in plays and shows around the...

    Kenyan actress Davina Leonard has performed in plays and shows around the world
    Plague outbreak in Madagascar slowing

    Plague outbreak in Madagascar slowing


    The plague outbreak in Madagascar has left 133 people dead. But the occurrence of new cases is...

    The plague outbreak in Madagascar has left 133 people dead. But the occurrence of new cases is decreasing.
    Deadly virus outbreak in Uganda

    Deadly virus outbreak in Uganda


    An outbreak of contagious and deadly Marburg virus disease in the Kween district of eastern Uganda was declared by the nation's Ministry of Health on October...

    An outbreak of contagious and deadly Marburg virus disease in the Kween district of eastern Uganda was declared by the nation's Ministry of Health on October 19.
    Obama jokes he was born in Kenya

    Obama jokes he was born in Kenya


    Former US President Barack Obama made a joke about his birthplace and talked about the state of civic culture, in a speech at the Obama Foundation's first global...

    Former US President Barack Obama made a joke about his birthplace and talked about the state of civic culture, in a speech at the Obama Foundation's first global summit.
    Niger's ambush: Fear and questions

    Niger's ambush: Fear and questions


    The convoy's progress is painstaking, the tracks it follows barely defined, at times though open terrain, at times through the thick wooded areas that worry the soldiers most. It makes ideal cover for an ambush, so they dismount and advance on foot...

    The convoy's progress is painstaking, the tracks it follows barely defined, at times though open terrain, at times through the thick wooded areas that worry the soldiers most. It makes ideal cover for an ambush, so they dismount and advance on foot before calling their vehicles forward.
    What's fueling Zimbabwe's Bitcoin binge?

    What's fueling Zimbabwe's Bitcoin binge?


    The most expensive bitcoin in the world are flying off virtual shelves in...

    The most expensive bitcoin in the world are flying off virtual shelves in Zimbabwe.
    Female playwrights risking lives to fight homophobia

    Female playwrights risking lives to fight homophobia


    Tall and model-thin, Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile turns heads. She receives constant compliments but in her native Botswana, she is met with contempt and abuse -- simply for being openly...

    Tall and model-thin, Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile turns heads. She receives constant compliments but in her native Botswana, she is met with contempt and abuse -- simply for being openly transgender.
    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.
    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
    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.