A Boy Named Chance in a Land Without Heart Surgeons

A Boy Named Chance in a Land Without Heart Surgeons

Advertisement I went to Kigali in Rwanda to report on the type of heart disease afflicting Chance and millions of other young people. I was supposed to be a fly on the wall. Before I knew it, I was trying...
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Rwanda Freeing Over 2,000 Prisoners, Including an Opposition Leader

Rwanda Freeing Over 2,000 Prisoners, Including an Opposition Leader

A prominent opposition leader and a popular gospel musician, both imprisoned after angering the government of Rwanda, walked free on Saturday, after officials said that more than 2,000 inmates would be released. President Paul Kagame and his government, which ...
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Africa:Honour for Nollywood Stars At Africa Film Festival in Dallas

Africa:Honour for Nollywood Stars At Africa Film Festival in Dallas

By Chuks Nwanne For their role in the development of the Nigerian film industry, otherwise known as Nollywood, popular filmmaker and CEO of Royal Arts Academy Emem Isong Misodi, alongside actress Uche Jombo, were among notable African filmmakers honoured at...
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Africa:The IMF Comeback in Africa

Africa:The IMF Comeback in Africa

The International Monetary Fund has made a comeback in Africa. Experts say the organization that provides financial assistance to its members has learned from its mistakes, but it still cannot solve actual problems. The rising debt that is threatening to...
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Africa:Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But…

Africa:Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But…

Photo: Mahyar Sheykhi/WikiMedia Schoolchildren in Botswana, which has jumped eight places up on the UN’s Human Development Index in the past five years. Girls can expect to stay in school for 12.8 years and boys 12.5 years in Botswana, while...
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Africa:Scourge of Acid Attacks Which ‘Burn Your Skin Off’

Africa:Scourge of Acid Attacks Which ‘Burn Your Skin Off’

By Magume Davis Rwakaringi, Nelisiwe Msomi In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world fighting back. ‘Jamiddah?” Jamiddah Namuyumba was standing outside the small restaurant she r...
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Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Chief, Is Honored in State Funeral

Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Chief, Is Honored in State Funeral

ACCRA, Ghana — Kofi Annan’s fellow Ghanaians finally got their moment to bid farewell to the Nobel laureate on Thursday, in an elaborate state funeral for the first black African to ever lead the United Nations. Nearly four weeks after...
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Africa:African Artists Wow Another Continent Down Under

Africa:African Artists Wow Another Continent Down Under

analysisBy GJ Breyley, Monash University In recent years, increasing numbers of people have moved from all parts of Africa to Australia. The largest numbers have come from South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sierra L...
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Africa:Young Ghanaians Inspired by Kofi Annan

Africa:Young Ghanaians Inspired by Kofi Annan

The state funeral of former UN chief Kofi Annan drew world leaders and royalty to his native Ghana, where young people especially are inspired by the distinguished diplomat who put their country on the world map. The first United Nations...
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Oldest Known Drawing by Human Hands Discovered in South African Cave

Oldest Known Drawing by Human Hands Discovered in South African Cave

Nine red lines on a stone flake found in a South African cave may be the earliest known drawing made by Homo sapiens, archaeologists reported on Wednesday. The artifact, which scientists think is about 73,000 years old, predates the oldest...
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