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More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016 -- and one in four of those were children.
Teens from around the world attended the Students Opposing Slavery summit, held at the cottage where Abraham Lincoln drafted the emancipation proclamation.
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's opposition party said it will not participate in the upcoming presidential election without major reforms to the national electoral commission.
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.
Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, was arrested on charges of tax evasion and forgery.
Kenya will hold another presidential election on October 17 after its disputed vote last month was thrown out, the country's election commission said.
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.
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.
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.
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's first online auction of rhinoceros horn is underway, with more than 500 kilograms up for bid from Wednesday through Friday.
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.
From heartbreak to hope for an athlete who experienced 24 hours like no other at the IAAF World Championships in London.
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