Opinion: Children are paying the highest price in central Mali’s insecurity

On the night of 23 March, the village of Ogossagou was attacked, leaving 46 children dead, according to United Nations estimates. One of them was Maimouna...

He swam for 54 days across crocodile-infested Lake Malawi to break two world records

Six years ago, Martin Hobbs had never swum a mile. This week, he cemented a world record by swimming 361 miles -- the full...

Another tropical cyclone is taking aim at storm-wrecked Mozambique

Another tropical storm is heading toward Mozambique, the southern African nation still reeling from the historic death and devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai. The new...

51 people killed in South Africa floods

Fifty-one people have died in floods that ravaged parts of the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa's southeast, local authorities said. The flooding began...

Netflix to launch all girl superhero animation series from Africa

As part of its growing acquisition of content from Africa, Netflix has announced its first original African animated series - Mama K's Team 4. The series is...

UK joins forces with Nigeria to fight human trafficking

The UK government and Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency launched a new media campaign to prevent women and girls from being exploited and sold into modern-day...

As Bashir faces court, Sudan’s protesters keep the music alive

Up until a week ago, people in Sudan were required a permit to play music late at night -- an indication of just how...

Sudan will prosecute Bashir but won’t hand him over, military says

Sudan's ruling military council will prosecute deposed President Omar al-Bashir but will not extradite him, a military officer said Friday. In a press conference, the...

Former CNN ‘Inside Africa’ host Soni Methu dies at 34

Kenyan journalist Soni Methu, the former host of CNN's "Inside Africa," has died at the age of 34. She collapsed suddenly on Thursday in Kenya...

Kenyan villager clears way for a new road — by hand

Beginning a new road usually requires massive equipment such as bulldozers and excavators, but for 45-year-old Nicholas Muchami, all it takes is a spade,...

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