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African countries have struggled to secure enough Covid-19 vaccines. So why are thousands of doses going to waste?

May 19, 2021

While many African nations are grappling with barely sufficient supplies of Covid-19 vaccines, others are destroying thousands of unused shots.

'Anybody anywhere can join': How African book clubs are bringing together readers from across the world

April 30, 2021

In a year of isolation, virtual book clubs in Africa are connecting people across the continent and around the globe.

Armed men stormed her school in a kidnapping raid. Then she found her family in her captors' hideout

April 26, 2021

Habiba Iliyasu was asleep in her school dormitory in northwestern Nigeria when a group of armed men burst in and abducted her. When she was taken to the kidnapper's hideout, she saw two people she recognized instantly -- her father and her sister.

The 'anonymous' South African artist turning dreams into reality through photography and AR

April 24, 2021

Known only as "Xopher Wallace," with his signature goggles, morphsuit and sweatshirt, this visual artist uses a blend of fine art photography and augmented reality to merge the real and virtual worlds.

Former Burkina Faso leader Compaore charged in predecessor Sankara's murder

April 13, 2021

A Burkina Faso court charged former President Blaise Compaore in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one of the most infamous killings in Africa's post-independence history.

Eight months pregnant athlete clinches Taekwondo gold medal

April 7, 2021

A heavily pregnant athlete has clinched a gold medal at the ongoing National Sports Festival, securing gold in the multi-sport event, which happens every two years in southern Nigeria.

Kenya warns of 'vaccine apartheid' as it hits back at the UK over travel ban move

April 7, 2021

Kenya has sounded the alarm over a potential coronavirus "vaccine apartheid" playing out between countries, as it accused the United Kingdom of instituting a "discriminatory policy" after London issued a travel ban on the east African nation.

"I'm always chased away and victimized," says shopper told his traditional clothing is 'indecent' in South Africa mall

March 26, 2021

A South African cultural activist says he is still reeling from the humiliation meted out to him for donning traditional attire to a shopping mall in a suburb of Johannesburg.

Why airlifting rhinos upside down is critical to conservation

March 18, 2021

For the past decade, conservationists have been airlifting black rhinos upside down. It's faster, cheaper and easier than other airlifting methods, but what is it like for the rhinos? A recent study has revealed surprising answers.

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