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Illustrator Karabo Poppy's take on sneaker culture celebrates African design

February 23, 2021

The young South African talent went from collecting Nike sneakers to collaborating on them, weaving African-inspired motifs into her work. Her sneakers have won fans worldwide, and even landed on the feet of basketball star LeBron James.

How Rwanda saved its gray crowned cranes from the illegal pet trade - CNN Video

February 21, 2021

Captured in the wild to be kept as status symbol pets in the gardens of hotels and private homes, gray crowned cranes are an endangered species in Africa. However, over the past decade Rwanda successfully brought them back from the brink, thanks to vet and conservationist, Olivier Nsengimana.

Okonjo-Iweala: We need 'equity for vaccines' - CNN Video

February 21, 2021

Incoming head of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and former Australian PM Julia Gillard discuss their new book "Women and Leadership".

Nigerian police arrest protesters at Lekki shooting site

February 13, 2021

Nigerian security forces have detained at least 12 people following protests over the reopening of the Lekki toll gate in Lagos on Saturday.

Car bomb explodes near Somali presidential palace in Mogadishu

February 13, 2021

At least one person was killed and 10 people were injured in a car bomb that exploded Saturday morning near the Somalian presidential palace in Mogadishu, police and hospital officials said.

Nigerian government urges #EndSARS movement to shelve the planned protests at Lekki Toll Gate

February 12, 2021

The Nigerian government has urged sympathizers of the #EndSARS movement to shelve plans for renewed protests at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.

WHO Africa encourages the use of AstraZeneca vaccine despite variants

February 11, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) African region has backed the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 even in countries reporting variants of the disease.

Covid cases surging in Tanzania, says US embassy as government downplays virus

February 11, 2021

Covid-19 case numbers in Tanzania have risen considerably since January, says the United States embassy in the country's largest city, Dar es Salaam.

Alleging her partner was abducted and tortured, Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

February 8, 2021

Feminist and political activist Stella Nyanzi has fled to Kenya to seek asylum with her three children. Nyanzi, who a year ago was in prison for writing a poem which used an explicit description of the Ugandan President's birth and his mother's vagina to criticize his rule, alleges her partner was abducted and tortured after last month's elections.

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