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Accra to add dollar millionaires faster than any other African city
September 3, 2015
The Ghanaian capital of Accra is expected to add dollar millionaires at the fastest rate of any African city over the next decade, as a stable political regime and developed banking system help boost financial services, telecommunications and property development. The ... Continue Reading →
Durban was as officially named as host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. (Pic: AFP)
South Africa vows Commonwealth Games will ‘heal wounds’ September 2, 2015

South Africa on Wednesday promised to deliver a world-class event when the city of Durban hosts the 2022 Commonwealth Games, saying the occasion would help the country overcome its turbulent past. Both the 1995 rugby World Cup and the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa are seen as milestones in the country’s efforts to …

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Asbel Kiprop celebrates as he wins the final of the men's 1500 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing on August 30 2015. (Pic: AFP)
Athletics: Heroes’ welcome for Kenya’s world champions September 1, 2015

Kenya’s triumphant world championship athletes were given a rousing welcome home on Tuesday, with thousands of supporters and the east African nation’s leaders out in force for the homecoming. Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was crammed with well-wishers as the team returned from Beijing, where they topped the medals table for the first time since …

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A file screengrab taken on May 12 2014, from a video of Boko Haram obtained by AFP, shows girls wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. (Pic: AFP)
Nigeria marks 500 days since Boko Haram schoolgirl abduction August 27, 2015

Today relatives of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram are marking 500 days since the abductions, with hope dwindling for their rescue despite a renewed push to end the insurgency. The landmark comes amid a worsening security crisis in the northeast, where Islamists have stepped up deadly attacks since the inauguration of …

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Mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, August 1, 2015. (AFP)
Gorillas not guerrillas: Tourism hope in troubled Congo August 26, 2015

Tourists perch perilously on a volcano’s edge as swirling smoke belches from the fiery cauldron of lava below, the latest unlikely visitors holidaying in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Below, sounding like a roaring sea, spurts of molten rock fly high into the air, as one of the world’s largest lava lakes and most active …

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Former Chadian dictator faces justice
Former Chadian dictator faces justice
July 9, 2015
Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, who is accused of tens of thousands of political killings and torture, will fin
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Does the Namib desert hold secrets to life on other planets?
Does the Namib desert hold secrets to life on other planets?
May 15, 2015
Researchers are looking at organisms thriving in the extreme environment of the Namib to predict what kind of life we co
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South Africans, foreign nationals call for end to xenophobia
South Africans, foreign nationals call for end to xenophobia
April 22, 2015
South Africans and foreign nationals share their thoughts about the on-going xenophobic attacks, while attending a vigil
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Running from Boko Haram
Running from Boko Haram
March 16, 2015
Thousands of refugees are fleeing to Chad after Boko Haram's attacks in northeast Nigeria. We visited a refugee camp and
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Ebola: Getting to zero cases
Ebola: Getting to zero cases June 2, 2015

The Ebola outbreak has slowed across West Africa but every new infection continues to threaten millions of lives. This fatal disease claimed 7 000 lives by the end of 2014 in just Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Lione. Overcoming this complex emergency challenged governments and international aid organisations and brought fear to the rest of the …

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Vanessa Mdee, Victoria Kimani, Waje and Judith Sephuma sing their hearts out in a song that addresses gender inequality and poverty. (Pic: Supplied)
Poverty is sexist, sing seven African performers in protest May 19, 2015

Singers Victoria Kimani from Kenya, South African Judith Sephuma, Waje from Nigeria, Vanessa Mdee from Tanzania, Arielle T from Gabon, Gabriela from Mozambique and Selomor Mtukudzi from Zimbabwe have now recorded Strong Girl to address the gender inequality that they believe goes hand-in-hand with poverty. The song is inspired by a recently released report by …

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