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A $10 million Chinese-built bridge in western Kenya, personally commissioned by president Uhuru Kenyatta, has collapsed. At least 27 workers were injured when the bridge... [Read More]
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South Sudan, riven by conflict and famine, has again canceled celebrations for its independence day on July 9. Last year, the government also canceled celebrations... [Read More]
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Muhanga, Rwanda The world's first commercial drone delivery service operates from a hill almost smack dab in the middle of Rwanda. A barbed wire fence... [Read More]
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Kenya's president has promised to give all school girls free sanitary napkins. Less than two months before Kenyans go to the polls, president Uhuru Kenyatta... [Read More]
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The world's most popular coffee bean, arabica, is under threat in the country where it was first found. According to new research, rising temperatures and... [Read More]
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The residents of Harlaa, a small town in eastern Ethiopia, have always suspected there was something special about their city. For years farmers have been…... [Read More]
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The making of traditional Chinese furniture is an art form whose craftsmanship dates back as far as 1,000 BC. The furniture is made from hongmu, or... [Read More]
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Chinese and Ugandan diplomats found themselves in an awkward position this week. Ordering an investigation, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni personally accused local officials and two…... [Read More]
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A child in Angola is 20 times more likely to die before the age of 5 than one in the United States. Children in parts... [Read More]
In 1986, fishermen and villagers in northwest Cameroon experienced one of the world's strangest natural disasters. Lake Nyos, a crater lake near a chain of... [Read More]
Kenya has the world's 14th-fastest mobile internet speed, according to a report from the content delivery network Akamai, which collects data from more 130 countries.... [Read More]
Zambian authorities have detained 31 Chinese citizens on suspicion of illegal copper mining, according to Chinese officials who have formally complained about the arrest. "The…... [Read More]
African countries contribute little to the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but they still bear the brunt of global warming. Seven out of the world's 10…... [Read More]
More than a 100 years ago, the British opened the "Lunatic Express," a 600-mile railway running through Uganda and Kenya, to cement its colonial claims…... [Read More]
A Google search for "Accra," the capital of Ghana, returns its Wikipedia entry, travel advice from Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor, and a few news websites…... [Read More]
Villagers in the Gambia are accusing a Chinese company of polluting a local wildlife reserve. According to local media and environmentalists, a Chinese fish meal... [Read More]
Moving around Africa is notoriously difficult for travelers with African passports. Only 10 out of 55 countries on the continent waive visas for all African…... [Read More]
Kenya has less than a day's supply of corn, its most important food staple. The country now has 4,500 tonnes (4,960 tons) in its reserves, officials with the National Cereals and Produce... [Read More]
China's campaign to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is expected to benefit the African countries along... [Read More]
Africa is a hub of entrepreneurs and startups, but few companies from the continent have reached the elusive "unicorn" status—a valuation of at least $1... [Read More]
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