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Thursday, Jan 18

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Zimbabwe to hold elections in 'four to five months'

CNN / World

Zimbabwe will hold general elections in four to five months, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said, as the country enters a new era after the fall of strongman Robert Mugabe last year.

Wednesday, Jan 17

21

Nigeria suicide blast leaves fatal casualties

CNN / World

Preliminary reports indicate at least 10 people were killed after four female suicide bombers detonated explosives in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.

Tuesday, Jan 16

12

The future of African cities?

CNN / Technology

By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. It is currently the most rural -- only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa's population live in cities. Even the sprawling heartlands of Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo,…

Monday, Jan 15

21

'Outrage': S Africa says it will formally protest Trump's remarks

CNN / World

South Africa will issue a diplomatic protest to the United States Monday over US President Donald Trump's "shithole countries" comments, according to its foreign ministry.

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Opinion: From rural Nigeria to MIT startup - with a Nokia

CNN / Technology

I'm a 19-year-old developer at an MIT-backed startup called dot Learn in Lagos, living in the bustle of Nigeria's largest city. But until recently my life was quite different.

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Couple wed a week after Facebook meeting

CNN / World

It was a day before New Year's Eve, and Nigerian furniture maker Chidimma Amedu was determined to find a wife.

Sunday, Jan 14

14

Tunisia plans reforms in wake of protests

CNN / World

Tunisia has announced a raft of social reforms following anti-austerity protests which broke out across the North African country earlier this month.

Saturday, Jan 13

22

Formula E: Rosenqvist wins Marrakech ePrix, takes championship lead

CNN / Africa

Felix Rosenqvist has stormed to the top of the Formula E 2017/18 championship standings after snatching victory at Saturday's Marrakech ePrix.

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African countries demand Trump apology

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The African Union, a group representing the continent's countries, issued a blistering statement demanding that President Donald Trump retract and apologize for comments referring to African nations as "shitholes."

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Global reactions to Trump's 'shithole' comments

CNN / World

Alta Fourie's home in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has a perfectly manicured garden, lots of big windows and a vibrant, red tile roof.

Friday, Jan 12

13

Essential places to visit in Johannesburg

CNN / Africa

Johannesburg has busily redefined itself over the past decade, breathing new life into old warehouses and derelict buildings, while slowly reclaiming sidewalk spaces for markets, cafes, and art galleries.

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Ethiopia bans foreign adoption

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Ethiopia has banned the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families, according to the country's state-run News Agency ENA, citing concerns over abuse.

Thursday, Jan 11

23

Mass burials held for Benue killings

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A mass burial was held on Thursday for 72 people killed in fighting between nomadic herdsmen and farmers in central Nigeria.

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Why S Africa is laying a welcome mat for Muslim visitors

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With more than one million visitors in 2016, Cape Town already ranks highly among the most popular destinations in Africa.

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Nigerian Facebook user posts graphic photos of female circumcision

CNN / World

A Nigerian man has caused outrage after he posted graphic pictures on Facebook showing children apparently being circumcised.

Wednesday, Jan 10

18

Harassed in the street, then again on social media

CNN / Africa

Editor's Note: CNN is committed to covering gender inequality wherever it occurs in the world. This story is part of As Equals, a year-long series.

North African country has been beacon of stability in troubled region

CNN / Africa

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in a number of Tunisian cities this week, calling for the government to scrap new austerity measures which include a hike in fuel prices and taxes on goods.

Tuesday, Jan 9

19

It snowed in one of world's hottest places

CNN / World

It's quite a time for weird weather, and it doesn't get much weirder than snow falling in one of the hottest places in the world.

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This woman defied a centuries-old taboo

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Her drums were torn, she was made to feel dirty and publicly called out, all because she's a female percussionist.

Monday, Jan 8

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Train heroes 'gave us an example of what is possible,' says French President

CNN / U.S.

Mark Moogalian couldn't make it to the Legion of Honor ceremony Monday. The French-American academic, 51, was in a hospital recovering from a gunshot wound. dio.

Train shooting heroes: The men who helped avert a massacre in Europe

CNN International

The three friends from the United States traveled in Europe as vacationers. Now the world knows them as heroes.

Americans who thwarted train attack praised for 'exceptional courage'

CNN / World

The suspect in the attempted attack on a French train carried a Kalashnikov assault weapon, a Luger, extra ammunition and a box cutter, a French official said.

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France train attack: What we know about suspect Ayoub El Khazzani?

CNN / Africa

Ayoub El Khazzani is accused of terrorism, but the France train gunman says he only intended to rob people with guns he found. What do we know about him?

Sunday, Jan 7

12

Eight dead in boat sinking off Libya coast

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Eight people died and 84 people were rescued after a boat sank off the coast of Libya, the Italian Coast Guard said.

Friday, Jan 5

23

Tourist killed in hot air balloon crash

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A hot air balloon with 20 people crashed Friday in Egypt's ancient city of Luxor, killing at least one person and injuring more than a dozen others, according to Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority and a hot air balloon company.

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Behind the curtain at Broadway's The Lion King

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South African performer Tshidi Manye takes us into her world as Rafiki in Disney's Broadway production of The Lion King.

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How to stop the slave trade in Libya and beyond

CNN / World

To tackle the slave trade, we need to address the root causes, writes Maurice Middleberg, of Free the Slaves.

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Egypt's Mohamed Salah named African Player of the Year

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Egypt and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has won the CAF African Player of the Year award, beating out his Senegalese club teammate Sadio Mane for the continent's top individual footballing honor.

Immortalizing African heritage in virtual reality

CNN / Africa

The archaeological wonders of the world offer a rich window into the past. But many are crumbling, weed-laden and victim to vandalism and conflict.

Thursday, Jan 4

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Zimbabwe court drops subversion charges against US woman

CNN / World

A Zimbabwean court dropped subversion charges Thursday against a US citizen accused of saying on Twitter that the southern African nation was being led by "a selfish and sick man."