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    Report: Child on death row in South Sudan as executions escalate

    Report: Child on death row in South Sudan as executions escalate


    State-sanctioned executions are on the rise in South Sudan and people who were children at the time of the crime are among those who have received the death penalty, according to a new report by Amnesty...

    State-sanctioned executions are on the rise in South Sudan and people who were children at the time of the crime are among those who have received the death penalty, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
    Can this two-year-old startup be Africa's Paypal - or Stripe?

    Can this two-year-old startup be Africa's Paypal - or Stripe?


    If you're making online payments to or from Nigeria, the chances are that a local startup, Paystack is helping you spend your...

    If you're making online payments to or from Nigeria, the chances are that a local startup, Paystack is helping you spend your money.
    Meet the engineer behind NASA's robotic arm for Mars

    Meet the engineer behind NASA's robotic arm for Mars


    Standing at the porch of his house in Ghana, as a young boy, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu was fascinated by the planes that flew in and out of the airport. But his dreams were not to be a pilot, his imagination was more unique than...

    Standing at the porch of his house in Ghana, as a young boy, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu was fascinated by the planes that flew in and out of the airport. But his dreams were not to be a pilot, his imagination was more unique than that.
    Joel Embiid: I'm on my way to become the best

    Joel Embiid: I'm on my way to become the best


    Joel Embiid's career has been dizzying. In three short years, he moved from playing amateur basketball in Cameroon to the...

    Joel Embiid's career has been dizzying. In three short years, he moved from playing amateur basketball in Cameroon to the NBA.
    South Sudan: Scores of women and girls raped in 10-day period

    South Sudan: Scores of women and girls raped in 10-day period


    Attackers raped, beat and robbed more than 100 women and girls in northern South Sudan over a 10-day period in November, aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF)...

    Attackers raped, beat and robbed more than 100 women and girls in northern South Sudan over a 10-day period in November, aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
    Eight mummies discovered in Egypt

    Eight mummies discovered in Egypt


    Cue the "Indiana Jones" theme tune: there's been another impressive archeological discovery in Egypt -- and this time it's...

    Cue the "Indiana Jones" theme tune: there's been another impressive archeological discovery in Egypt -- and this time it's mummies.
    Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd largest, 2nd deadliest

    Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd largest, 2nd deadliest


    The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- with 426 total cases, including 245 deaths -- is now the second largest and second deadliest in history, according to Thursday's report from the nation's Ministry of...

    The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- with 426 total cases, including 245 deaths -- is now the second largest and second deadliest in history, according to Thursday's report from the nation's Ministry of Health.
    Why NASA chose Senegal to observe a frozen world

    Why NASA chose Senegal to observe a frozen world


    On a night in August, an object called 2014 MU69 passed in front of a star and blocked its light. This phenomenon, called a stellar occultation, lasted just a second and was visible only in certain regions in Africa (more exactly in Senegal, Mali and...

    On a night in August, an object called 2014 MU69 passed in front of a star and blocked its light. This phenomenon, called a stellar occultation, lasted just a second and was visible only in certain regions in Africa (more exactly in Senegal, Mali and Algeria) and in South America in Colombia.
    Nigerian professor in sex-for-grades scandal denied bail

    Nigerian professor in sex-for-grades scandal denied bail


    A former university professor caught on tape allegedly demanding sex from a female student has been charged to...

    A former university professor caught on tape allegedly demanding sex from a female student has been charged to court.
    Senegal gets Africa's first NBA training center

    Senegal gets Africa's first NBA training center


    The National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioned a new training center in Senegal, the first of its kind in...

    The National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioned a new training center in Senegal, the first of its kind in Africa.
    Teen dies in an adulthood initiation ritual in Kenya

    Teen dies in an adulthood initiation ritual in Kenya


    Six people have been arrested after a teenage boy died in an adulthood initiation ritual that went wrong in...

    Six people have been arrested after a teenage boy died in an adulthood initiation ritual that went wrong in Kenya.
    British Museum to return Nigeria's Benin bronzes

    British Museum to return Nigeria's Benin bronzes


    More than a century after British soldiers looted a collection of priceless artifacts from the Kingdom of Benin, some the Benin bronzes are heading back to Nigeria - with strings...

    More than a century after British soldiers looted a collection of priceless artifacts from the Kingdom of Benin, some the Benin bronzes are heading back to Nigeria - with strings attached.
    Coffin in Egypt reveals 3,000-year-old mummified woman

    Coffin in Egypt reveals 3,000-year-old mummified woman


    Egyptian authorities for the first time on Saturday opened the sarcophagus of a mummified woman dating back 3,000...

    Egyptian authorities for the first time on Saturday opened the sarcophagus of a mummified woman dating back 3,000 years.
    South Sudanese man responds to backlash to his marriage

    South Sudanese man responds to backlash to his marriage


    The South Sudanese man at the center of a row over his recent wedding says the marriage process conformed to the traditions of his country and denies that an "auction" for the bride took place, as was alleged by a UK-based child advocacy...

    The South Sudanese man at the center of a row over his recent wedding says the marriage process conformed to the traditions of his country and denies that an "auction" for the bride took place, as was alleged by a UK-based child advocacy organization.
    35 killed in Ugandan boat accident

    35 killed in Ugandan boat accident


    At least 35 people died in a boat accident on Lake Victoria in the central region of Uganda Saturday, according to tweets from the Ugandan police...

    At least 35 people died in a boat accident on Lake Victoria in the central region of Uganda Saturday, according to tweets from the Ugandan police force.
    A rehab clinic that lets addicts shoot up

    A rehab clinic that lets addicts shoot up


    Clean needles and condoms are offered at this drop-in clinic. It is the first in West Africa running a free opioid substitution...

    Clean needles and condoms are offered at this drop-in clinic. It is the first in West Africa running a free opioid substitution service.
    Bring Back our Girls activist on Nigeria's 'politics of failure'

    Bring Back our Girls activist on Nigeria's 'politics of failure'


    Bring Back our Girls activist and former Nigerian minister Oby Ezekwesili has thrown her hat into the election ring for Nigeria's upcoming 2019 elections and says her candidacy will "disrupt the politics of failure" in Africa's most populous...

    Bring Back our Girls activist and former Nigerian minister Oby Ezekwesili has thrown her hat into the election ring for Nigeria's upcoming 2019 elections and says her candidacy will "disrupt the politics of failure" in Africa's most populous nation.
    Falz: 'Entertainment is becoming one of our biggest exports'

    Falz: 'Entertainment is becoming one of our biggest exports'


    Nigerian hip-hop star Falz the Bahd Guy explains how the popularity of afrobeats is helping to reconstruct ideas about the country's...

    Nigerian hip-hop star Falz the Bahd Guy explains how the popularity of afrobeats is helping to reconstruct ideas about the country's culture.
    A surgeon is changing how women access cancer treatment

    A surgeon is changing how women access cancer treatment


    In South Africa breast cancer can take 8 months to be diagnosed and 4 months for treatment to begin, but Project Flamingo is reducing the problem through its volunteer surgeons, who operate in their spare time -- and for free. To date they have saved the...

    In South Africa breast cancer can take 8 months to be diagnosed and 4 months for treatment to begin, but Project Flamingo is reducing the problem through its volunteer surgeons, who operate in their spare time -- and for free. To date they have saved the lives of 500 women.
    Tanzania LGBT community 'fearing for their lives'

    Tanzania LGBT community 'fearing for their lives'


    Members of Tanzania's LGBT community are fearing for their lives, hiding in their homes and even fleeing the country after threats from a powerful politician to round up gay Tanzanians, activists...

    Members of Tanzania's LGBT community are fearing for their lives, hiding in their homes and even fleeing the country after threats from a powerful politician to round up gay Tanzanians, activists said.
    The action packed world of 'Wakaliwood' in Uganda slums

    The action packed world of 'Wakaliwood' in Uganda slums


    In the heart of a Kampala slum, there exists a world of zombies, cannibals, and kung fu. Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda's action movie...

    In the heart of a Kampala slum, there exists a world of zombies, cannibals, and kung fu. Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda's action movie industry.
    Report details failures in Niger mission

    Report details failures in Niger mission


    The Pentagon has released a report on the deadly Niger mission detailing a series of failures that led to the ambush on U.S....

    The Pentagon has released a report on the deadly Niger mission detailing a series of failures that led to the ambush on U.S. troops.
    Trump on immigration rhetoric: No need to apologize

    Trump on immigration rhetoric: No need to apologize


    President Trump holds a joint press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, and addresses questions on his immigration...

    President Trump holds a joint press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, and addresses questions on his immigration rhetoric.
    Kenyan developer mines cryptocurrencies from his front room

    Kenyan developer mines cryptocurrencies from his front room


    Eugene Mutai is a cryptocurrency miner in Nairobi, Kenya, who's set up a system to keep his business going even during power outages and internet...

    Eugene Mutai is a cryptocurrency miner in Nairobi, Kenya, who's set up a system to keep his business going even during power outages and internet shortages.