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    George Weah takes over from Africa's first female president

    George Weah takes over from Africa's first female president


    Football star George Weah was sworn in as President of Liberia Monday, in the country's first democratic transfer of power for more than 70...

    Football star George Weah was sworn in as President of Liberia Monday, in the country's first democratic transfer of power for more than 70 years.
    How to cash in on social media

    How to cash in on social media


    Social media is changing how the world works and nowhere is that more apparent than in one of the most populous cities in the world:...

    Social media is changing how the world works and nowhere is that more apparent than in one of the most populous cities in the world: Lagos.
    Trump and Africa: a missed opportunity?

    Trump and Africa: a missed opportunity?


    Let's get this out of the way first: It's a bit of a misnomer to talk about "Africa" as a single...

    Let's get this out of the way first: It's a bit of a misnomer to talk about "Africa" as a single entity.
    Celebrating death in style: Ghana's fantasy coffins

    Celebrating death in style: Ghana's fantasy coffins


    It's a business that thrives on death, but a group of coffin makers in Ghana has made something quite remarkable out of...

    It's a business that thrives on death, but a group of coffin makers in Ghana has made something quite remarkable out of it.
    Rape in DRC: A war on women's bodies

    Rape in DRC: A war on women's bodies


    A seven-minute video showing a woman being beaten, raped and then beheaded in a public square in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was circulating on the messaging platform Whatsapp for months before being validated and published by France 24 last...

    A seven-minute video showing a woman being beaten, raped and then beheaded in a public square in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was circulating on the messaging platform Whatsapp for months before being validated and published by France 24 last week.
    Peace Hyde the media maven of Ghana

    Peace Hyde the media maven of Ghana


    Peace Hyde is using her public platform to create change in Ghana's capital city of...

    Peace Hyde is using her public platform to create change in Ghana's capital city of Accra.
    4 foreign nationals held at gunpoint in Nigeria

    4 foreign nationals held at gunpoint in Nigeria


    Two American and two Canadian citizens have been abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna, a state in Northern Nigeria, a spokesperson for the Kaduna State Police told...

    Two American and two Canadian citizens have been abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna, a state in Northern Nigeria, a spokesperson for the Kaduna State Police told CNN.
    Zimbabwe to hold elections in 'four to five months'

    Zimbabwe to hold elections in 'four to five months'


    Zimbabwe will hold general elections in four to five months, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said, as the country enters a new era after the fall of strongman Robert Mugabe last...

    Zimbabwe will hold general elections in four to five months, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said, as the country enters a new era after the fall of strongman Robert Mugabe last year.
    Nigeria suicide blast leaves fatal casualties

    Nigeria suicide blast leaves fatal casualties


    Preliminary reports indicate at least 10 people were killed after four female suicide bombers detonated explosives in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to a spokesman for the National Emergency Management...

    Preliminary reports indicate at least 10 people were killed after four female suicide bombers detonated explosives in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.
    African 'smart cities:' A high-tech solution to overpopulated megacities?

    African 'smart cities:' A high-tech solution to overpopulated megacities?


    By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. It is currently the most rural -- only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa's population live in cities. Even the sprawling heartlands of Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo, teeming with traffic,...

    By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. It is currently the most rural -- only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa's population live in cities. Even the sprawling heartlands of Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo, teeming with traffic, pollution, inadequate housing and public spaces, are in their relative infancy and destined for a growth spurt.
    Pretoria to protest US President's 'shithole' remarks

    Pretoria to protest US President's 'shithole' remarks


    South Africa will issue a diplomatic protest to the United States Monday over US President Donald Trump's "shithole countries" comments, according to its foreign...

    South Africa will issue a diplomatic protest to the United States Monday over US President Donald Trump's "shithole countries" comments, according to its foreign ministry.
    From rural Nigeria to MIT startup - with a Nokia

    From rural Nigeria to MIT startup - with a Nokia


    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.
    Couple wed week after FB meeting

    Couple wed week after FB meeting


    It was a day before New Year's Eve, and Nigerian furniture maker Chidimma Amedu was determined to find a...

    It was a day before New Year's Eve, and Nigerian furniture maker Chidimma Amedu was determined to find a wife.
    Tunisia plans reforms in wake of protests

    Tunisia plans reforms in wake of protests


    Tunisia has announced a raft of social reforms following anti-austerity protests which broke out across the North African country earlier this...

    Tunisia has announced a raft of social reforms following anti-austerity protests which broke out across the North African country earlier this month.
    Formula E: Rosenqvist wins Marrakech ePrix

    Formula E: Rosenqvist wins Marrakech ePrix


    The Mahindra Racing driver stormed to the top the Formula E 2017/18 championship standings after snatching victory at Saturday's Marrakech...

    The Mahindra Racing driver stormed to the top the Formula E 2017/18 championship standings after snatching victory at Saturday's Marrakech ePrix.
    African countries demand Trump apology

    African countries demand Trump apology


    The African Union, a group representing the continent's countries, issued a blistering statement demanding that President Donald Trump retract and apologize for comments referring to African nations as...

    The African Union, a group representing the continent's countries, issued a blistering statement demanding that President Donald Trump retract and apologize for comments referring to African nations as "shitholes."
    Global reactions to Trump's 'shithole' comments

    Global reactions to Trump's 'shithole' comments


    Alta Fourie's home in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has a perfectly manicured garden, lots of big windows and a vibrant, red tile...

    Alta Fourie's home in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has a perfectly manicured garden, lots of big windows and a vibrant, red tile roof.
    Essential places to visit in Johannesburg

    Essential places to visit in Johannesburg


    Johannesburg has busily redefined itself over the past decade, breathing new life into old warehouses and derelict buildings, while slowly reclaiming sidewalk spaces for markets, cafes, and art...

    Johannesburg has busily redefined itself over the past decade, breathing new life into old warehouses and derelict buildings, while slowly reclaiming sidewalk spaces for markets, cafes, and art galleries.
    Scoring a victory in presidential runoff

    Scoring a victory in presidential runoff


    Former soccer star George Weah scored a victory in Liberia's presidential runoff. CNN's Patrick Snell has...

    Former soccer star George Weah scored a victory in Liberia's presidential runoff. CNN's Patrick Snell has more.
    Who is George Weah?

    Who is George Weah?


    Former soccer star George Weah has scored a victory over incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai in Liberia's presidential...

    Former soccer star George Weah has scored a victory over incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai in Liberia's presidential runoff.
    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.