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Rwanda holds a week of commemorations marking 30th anniversary of 1994 genocide

Monday, April 08, 2024

As Rwanda marks three decades since the genocide, President Paul Kagame says the international community failed them. An estimated 800,000 people were killed by government-backed extremists.

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Weeks ago, Bassirou Diomaye Faye was in prison. Now, he is Senegal's president

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Senegal's youngest ever president has been sworn-in after a dramatic prison to presidential palace rise to power.

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Little-known opposition leader in Senegal is named the next president

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Bassirou Diomaye Faye, Senegal's president in waiting, is a man who will be one of Africa's youngest leaders and who only left prison less than two weeks ago.

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Kidnapping for ransom is a leading security challenge in Nigeria

Monday, March 25, 2024

The story of one Nigerian family's kidnapping ordeal, as abductions for ransom spiral out of control in the West African country.

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After delays and protests, people in Senegal voters finally go to the polls

Sunday, March 24, 2024

People in Senegal will finally have the chance to vote March 24. The country's president postponed elections last month.

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Voters in Senegal finally go to the polls this weekend after several delays

Friday, March 22, 2024

Senegal's democratic resilience has been tested in recent years, and after some pre-election chaos, the West African country finally heads to the polls.

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Watching the Africa cup of Nations soccer final in a bar in Lagos

Monday, February 12, 2024

While millions of fans were watching the super bowl in the U.S., billions have been watching the African cup of nations soccer tournament and Sunday's final between hosts Cote D'Ivoire and Nigeria.

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Ivory Coast came out on top at the Africa Cup of Nations by defeating Nigeria 2-1

Monday, February 12, 2024

While millions of football fans were focused on the Super Bowl in the U.S., billions of soccer fans were watching the Africa Cup of Nations over the past month.

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Secretary Blinken's agenda as he travels Africa

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Africa on his fourth tour of the region. The Unites States is looking to emphasize the positive, not the elephant in the room — China.

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Nigerian police rescue 5 kidnapped sisters in rare outcome after public outrage

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Police in Nigeria have rescued five sisters who were kidnapped in the capital in early January. The fate of the sisters has gripped a country where kidnapping has become an epidemic.

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A kidnapping of six sisters and a murder has gripped Nigeria

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The horrific murder of one of six kidnapped sisters close to Nigeria's capital has gripped and shocked a nation that has become nearly immune to the kidnapping epidemic.

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Pan African village for returning diaspora in Ghana becomes a source of bitterness

Friday, December 29, 2023

The dream of the Pan African Village, a rural settlement for returning diaspora in Ghana's Cape Coast, has become a source of bitterness.

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Brutal 8-month war for control of Sudan has devastated much of the country

Thursday, December 28, 2023

More than six million people have been displaced, and medical services have been wiped out in many areas. Thousands have died.

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A look at the Democratic Republic of Congo's chaotic presidential vote

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Polls have closed in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday. Widespread logistical problems and violence forced the country to extend presidential vote by a second day.

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Congolese head to the polls to elect their next president

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Millions of Congolese will vote for a new president Wednesday, with hopes for a peaceful election. The Democratic Republic of Congo has vast mineral wealth, but is impacted by poverty and conflict.

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Catholic Cardinal in Ghana says homosexuality should not be a criminal offense

Friday, December 01, 2023

A new measure being debated in Ghana that targets LGBTQ+ people is receiving surprising pushback from the country's top Catholic cardinal.

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There's growing demand for answers about the death of an Afrobeats star

Friday, November 24, 2023

In Nigeria, the sudden death of an Afropop star two months ago sparked a country wide outpouring of grief — and many questions. There are concerns about the integrity of the police investigation.

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Africa's flourishing art scene is a smash hit at Art X

Saturday, November 18, 2023

It's Art Month in Nigeria — and a highlight is the celebration of art that is Art X, a wide-ranging fair that highlights "Black portraiture" as well as other creations from the continent.

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The booming African art scene congregates at the biggest art fair in West Africa

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The biggest art fair in West Africa draws artists and curators alike to build on the success of African art in the region and beyond.

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Sudanese American rapper Bas on using music to cope with the brutal conflict in Sudan

Friday, November 10, 2023

One Sudanese American rapper has been so affected by the brutal conflict in Sudan, that he has turned to what he knows best — music — to express his sense of loss and frustration.

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