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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.
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.
Let's get this out of the way first: It's a bit of a misnomer to talk about "Africa" as a single entity.
It's a business that thrives on death, but a group of coffin makers in Ghana has made something quite remarkable out of it.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was a day before New Year's Eve, and Nigerian furniture maker Chidimma Amedu was determined to find a wife.
Tunisia has announced a raft of social reforms following anti-austerity protests which broke out across the North African country earlier this month.
The Mahindra Racing driver stormed to the top the Formula E 2017/18 championship standings after snatching victory at Saturday's Marrakech ePrix.
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."
Alta Fourie's home in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has a perfectly manicured garden, lots of big windows and a vibrant, red tile roof.
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.
Former soccer star George Weah scored a victory in Liberia's presidential runoff. CNN's Patrick Snell has more.
Former soccer star George Weah has scored a victory over incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai in Liberia's presidential runoff.
Public transportation could be changed forever with the implementation of a digital upgrade to South Africa's Passenger Rail Agency
Second hand clothing is a big part of the Ugandan economy, but a proposed ban on such imports may change that
The internationally acclaimed auction house Sotheby's recently held its first sale of modern and contemporary African art