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    New 2016 report finds one in four of those were children

    New 2016 report finds one in four of those were children


    More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016 -- and one in four of those were...

    More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016 -- and one in four of those were children.
    Students take up Lincoln's fight to end slavery

    Students take up Lincoln's fight to end slavery


    Teens from around the world attended the Students Opposing Slavery summit, held at the cottage where Abraham Lincoln drafted the emancipation...

    Teens from around the world attended the Students Opposing Slavery summit, held at the cottage where Abraham Lincoln drafted the emancipation proclamation.
    Nigeria announces $5.8B deal for power plant

    Nigeria announces $5.8B deal for power plant


    The government of Nigeria has announced the award of a $5.8 billion contract to build what will be the largest power plant in the...

    The government of Nigeria has announced the award of a $5.8 billion contract to build what will be the largest power plant in the country.
    Kenya opposition blocks re-election

    Kenya opposition blocks re-election


    Kenya's opposition party said it will not participate in the upcoming presidential election without major reforms to the national electoral...

    Kenya's opposition party said it will not participate in the upcoming presidential election without major reforms to the national electoral commission.
    Uganda's inspirational playwright

    Uganda's inspirational playwright


    Meet Judith Adong, the director bringing social empowerment to others through...

    Meet Judith Adong, the director bringing social empowerment to others through theatre
    Egypt police 'torture political detainees'

    Egypt police 'torture political detainees'


    Egypt's police and National Security officers are carrying out widespread and systematic torture of political prisoners, which probably amounts to a crime against humanity, rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released...

    Egypt's police and National Security officers are carrying out widespread and systematic torture of political prisoners, which probably amounts to a crime against humanity, rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Wednesday.
    Critic of Rwanda's President Kagame arrested

    Critic of Rwanda's President Kagame arrested


    Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, was arrested on charges of tax evasion and...

    Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, was arrested on charges of tax evasion and forgery.
    Kenya election rerun date set

    Kenya election rerun date set


    Kenya will hold another presidential election on October 17 after its disputed vote last month was thrown out, the country's election commission...

    Kenya will hold another presidential election on October 17 after its disputed vote last month was thrown out, the country's election commission said.
    Student accidentally given $1M in financial aid

    Student accidentally given $1M in financial aid


    A university student in South Africa who discovered an erroneous deposit of $1 million in her financial aid account spent more than $60,000 of the fortune before authorities realized the mistake, school officials...

    A university student in South Africa who discovered an erroneous deposit of $1 million in her financial aid account spent more than $60,000 of the fortune before authorities realized the mistake, school officials said.
    Will Kenya win war on plastic?

    Will Kenya win war on plastic?


    Holding a pack of plastic bags, Jonathan Mwagangi maneuvers through a crowd of shoppers in Eastleigh, Nairobi's busy shopping market, looking for his next...

    Holding a pack of plastic bags, Jonathan Mwagangi maneuvers through a crowd of shoppers in Eastleigh, Nairobi's busy shopping market, looking for his next customer.
    The artist taking the Maasai to space

    The artist taking the Maasai to space


    Maasai elders may seem an improbable choice to navigate a spaceship, but for digital artist Jacque Njeri, the semi-nomadic nature of the tribe makes members the perfect candidates for space...

    Maasai elders may seem an improbable choice to navigate a spaceship, but for digital artist Jacque Njeri, the semi-nomadic nature of the tribe makes members the perfect candidates for space exploration.
    2 guilty in South Africa coffin assault case

    2 guilty in South Africa coffin assault case


    Two white men have been convicted of attempted murder after they forced a black South African farmworker into a coffin, which they then threatened to set...

    Two white men have been convicted of attempted murder after they forced a black South African farmworker into a coffin, which they then threatened to set alight.
    South Africa: Rhino horn auction stirs controversy

    South Africa: Rhino horn auction stirs controversy


    South Africa's first online auction of rhinoceros horn is underway, with more than 500 kilograms up for bid from Wednesday through...

    South Africa's first online auction of rhinoceros horn is underway, with more than 500 kilograms up for bid from Wednesday through Friday.
    Grace Mugabe home after assault allegations

    Grace Mugabe home after assault allegations


    Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe returned home Sunday from South Africa where she was accused of assaulting a model with an electric cable, public broadcaster ZBC...

    Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe returned home Sunday from South Africa where she was accused of assaulting a model with an electric cable, public broadcaster ZBC reported.
    The ultimate list of scenic splendor

    The ultimate list of scenic splendor


    These awe-inspiring views will make you wish you'd paid attention in geography...

    These awe-inspiring views will make you wish you'd paid attention in geography class.
    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
    Isaac Makwala qualifies for 200m final

    Isaac Makwala qualifies for 200m final


    From heartbreak to hope for an athlete who experienced 24 hours like no other at the IAAF World Championships in...

    From heartbreak to hope for an athlete who experienced 24 hours like no other at the IAAF World Championships in London.
    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.