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When a car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least 30 people, China's state broadcaster in Africa, quickly covered the story.... [Read More]
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Kenyan authorities may soon be monitoring the phone calls, text messages, and mobile money transactions of millions of its citizens. Regulators are ordering mobile phone…... [Read More]
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The government of Joseph Kabila is has a new excuse for delaying the vote that would usher in a new president: Elections are expensive. Pierre…... [Read More]
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Flying a drone will soon be legal in Kenya, which has effectively banned the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for anyone outside of the military... [Read More]
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In her Grammy performance on Sunday night, Beyonce styled herself as not one but at least two religious icons: Oshun, a Yoruba deity from West Africa, and... [Read More]
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When The Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh first came to power in 1994 as a 29-year old army lieutenant after a bloodless coup, few Gambians would have... [Read More]
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The world's largest refugee camp is not somewhere in Europe, or on the Turkish-Syrian border, or in Iraq; it is the Dadaab camp in northeastern…... [Read More]
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Ashish Thakkar, the 35-year-old entrepreneur commonly referred to as Africa's youngest billionaire, isn't quite as successful as he would seem. A messy divorce is exposing his... [Read More]
An ancient lost continent is lying at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, underneath the island of Mauritius, according to a new study led by…... [Read More]
Mobile phone ownership in Kenya, home of the world's largest mobile money platform and one of Africa's most mobile friendly economies, is a little lower... [Read More]
"No one leaves home unless/home is the mouth of a shark." The line, by British Somali poet Warsan Shire, has become a rallying call for refugees and... [Read More]
President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, including three African countries—Somalia, Sudan, and Libya—has stranded doctors, students, athletes, and refugees who have waited…... [Read More]
Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government is getting desperate: The country's administration under Robert Mugabe has offered to pay its workers with land instead of the usual annual…... [Read More]
The African continent is home to only one fully fledged democracy, Mauritius, according to a recently released index from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The list,…... [Read More]
African startups raised more than $129 million last year, according to a report from Disrupt Africa, a blog on technology and entrepreneurship on the continent.…... [Read More]
After 22 years as one of Africa's most volatile strongmen leaders, Gambian president Yahyah Jammeh managed to hang on to power for an extra 42…... [Read More]
Gambian citizens won't get to witness first-hand one of the most important democratic transitions in their country. Adama Barrow, who defeated the country's longtime leader... [Read More]
Citizens of the Seychelles, Mauritius, and South Africa have the most powerful passports on the continent, while Nigerians, Ethiopians and Somali have the least freedom of travel, according... [Read More]
The run-up to Inauguration Day isn't going well in The Gambia. Yahya Jammeh, the country's leader of 22 years who refused to step down after…... [Read More]
In the 1930s, the US embarked on a campaign to connect rural parts of the country to electricity. It took more than two decades before 95% of... [Read More]
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