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With rap and poetry, Cape Town tries to bridge racial divides

Nov 24 2016

CAPE TOWN A city surrounded by ocean and divided in two by the naked rock of Table Mountain, Cape Town's incredible natural beauty belies a past of hundreds of years of slavery and racial oppression.

Mali bids final farewell to renowned photographer Malick Sidibe

Apr 16 2016

BAMAKO Mali bid a final farewell on Saturday to Malick Sidibe, an award-winning photographer considered a national treasure for his unique studio portraits and candid black-and-white depictions of popular culture in his West African homeland.

Weakened Boko Haram sends girl bombers against Cameroon civilians

Mar 31 2016

KERAWA, Cameroon Adama Simila wears a knife tied to his belt by a piece of rope, his only protection against Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist insurgents who have repeatedly targeted his home town in remote northern Cameroon.

Al Qaeda gunmen kill 16 in Ivory Coast beach attack

Mar 14 2016

GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast Gunmen from al Qaeda's North African branch killed 16 people, including four Europeans, at a beach resort town in Ivory Coast on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly attacks that have confirmed the Islamists' growing reach in West Africa. | Video

Burkina Faso to choose first new leader in three decades

Nov 27 2015

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso votes in its first free election in three decades this weekend, choosing a replacement for long-time leader Blaise Compaore, who was ousted a year ago in a military-backed popular uprising in the landlocked West African nation.

Burkina Faso to choose first new leader in three decades

Nov 27 2015

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso votes in its first free election in three decades this weekend, choosing a replacement for long-time leader Blaise Compaore, who was ousted a year ago in a military-backed popular uprising in the landlocked West African nation.

Burkina Faso to choose first new leader in three decades

Nov 27 2015

OUGADOUGOU Burkina Faso votes in its first free election in three decades this weekend, choosing a replacement for long-time leader Blaise Compaore, who was ousted a year ago in a military-backed popular uprising in the landlocked West African nation.

Mali's famous bazin cloth seen as path to better lives

Nov 18 2015

BAMAKO Gasps of delight filled the convention hall as models, decked out in Mali's signature bazin fabric in crimson reds, indigoes and neon greens, strutted the catwalk.

WIDER IMAGE-Mali's famous bazin cloth seen as path to better lives

Nov 18 2015

BAMAKO, Nov 18 Gasps of delight filled the convention hall as models, decked out in Mali's signature bazin fabric in crimson reds, indigoes and neon greens, strutted the catwalk.

Mediators announce deal to end Burkina coup crisis, questions remain

Sep 20 2015

OUAGADOUGOU Regional mediators seeking to peacefully roll back a military coup in Burkina Faso said they negotiated a draft deal on Sunday to end the crisis though they failed to secure the immediate restoration of civilian rule.

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