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Sunday, Oct 22

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Nikki Haley: This is why I'm going to Africa

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July 9, 2011, was a hopeful day in Africa. It was the day the Republic of South Sudan became an independent country after nearly 100% of its population voted for independence in a referendum six months earlier. The new nation and its…

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Invitation rescinded amid outcry from right activists

CNN / Africa

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe may be one of the longest-serving leaders, but his stint as a goodwill ambassador was anything but.

Saturday, Oct 21

16

David A. Andelman: What Chad has to do with Trump and Niger

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Just how was it left to Nigerian troops, French helicopters and some contract aircraft to find and fetch the bodies of our heroic service members killed in Niger?

Friday, Oct 20

15

The female playwrights risking their lives to fight homophobia in Africa

CNN / Africa

Tall and model-thin, Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile turns heads. She receives constant compliments but in her native Botswana, she is met with contempt and abuse -- simply for being openly transgender.

Thursday, Oct 19

14

Video shows woman raped, killed in public square in Congo

CNN / Africa

A seven-minute video showing a woman being beaten, raped and then beheaded in a public square in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was circulating on the messaging platform Whatsapp for months before being validated and published by…

Wednesday, Oct 18

23

Kenya electoral official resigns before vote

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A senior member of Kenya's electoral commission has resigned, saying the organization is "under siege" and cannot guarantee a credible presidential election next week.

15

HIV tests offered in disguise in Nigeria

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Lagos-based start-up SlideSafe is distributing discretely packaged self-testing kits for HIV, Hepatitis B and Syphilis to promote sexual safety.

14

Somalia Fast Facts

CNN / Africa

Read CNN's Fast Facts on Somalia, an impoverished, war-torn eastern African country that borders the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean, Ethiopia and Kenya.

13

Nigerian star campaigner takes on corruption

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Hadiza Bala Usman shot to prominence as a leading figure of the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign, a driving force of what became a global movement to secure the return of 276 schoolgirls abducted by terror group Boko Haram.

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Somalia car bombings kill at least 300

CNN / Africa

At least 300 people were confirmed dead after a double car bombing rocked Mogadishu on Saturday, making it the deadliest attack in Somalia's modern history.

Monday, Oct 16

21

Nigerians wondering why Zuma has a statue

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South African President Jacob Zuma visited Nigeria's Imo state on Friday and had a giant bronze statue unveiled in his honor.

18

57 dead in Madagascar outbreak

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The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to spread at unprecedented rates, with 57 deaths and more than 680 cases.

09

Explosion hits Mogadishu hotel

CNN / Africa

Scores of people were killed and many more injured in a massive car bomb blast at a busy junction in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Saturday, Oct 14

Kenya's Odinga could run for president again

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga told CNN Friday that he would stand again for president if his "basic requirements are met" on how the presidential election is held.

05

The 'orphan' I adopted from Uganda had a family

CNN / Africa

I've always hoped to make a difference in this world. To bring goodness, peace or healing to a world that often seems inundated with loss, hardship and a vast array of obstacles that make life difficult for so many. When it came to the…

Friday, Oct 13

18

Why Trump was wrong to lift Sudan sanctions

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Lifting of sanctions against Sudan gives legitimacy to a regime with a long track record of human rights abuses and atrocities committed against its own people.

Thursday, Oct 12

16

Why Africa is the key to advancing human potential

CNN / Africa

Humans have done a poor job of equipping the majority of our seven billion peers to contribute meaningfully toward our collective future.

Wednesday, Oct 11

20

Kenyan police clash with protesters

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Thousands of supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition converged on downtown Nairobi on Wednesday, the day after he quit a presidential election rerun because he did not believe an…

18

Beyonce voices freedom for girls campaign

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Superstar Beyonce's hit song 'Freedom' has been given a new lease of life, after being featured in a Global Goals campaign documentary demanding freedom for girls,

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Fierce girls dance to Beyoncé's 'Freedom'

CNN / Africa

A short film celebrating the International Day of the Girl shows young girls around the world dancing to Beyoncé's song "Freedom."

14

This International Day of the Girl is marked by a state of emergency

CNN / Africa

On this Day of the Girl, we must begin to prioritize the education of girls worldwide and empower them to safeguard global stability, writes Gayle Smith

13

Nigerian media mogul helped elect 3 presidents

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It would be a remarkable achievement for an entrepreneur of any age, but at just 31 years old, Nigerian Adebola Williams has already helped three presidential candidates to election victory.

Tuesday, Oct 10

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In pictures: Liberia Elections 2017

CNN / Africa

Long lines, fainting and hot weather as two million Liberians cast their votes in largely peaceful elections.

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Kenya opposition leader quits election rerun

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Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga announced Tuesday that he will withdraw from this month's presidential election rerun, despite having successfully challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta's claimed win in court.

18

Why Africa owes Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

CNN / Africa

Joseph Boakai has served faithfully as deputy to Liberia's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for about 11 years.

15

Egypt in first World Cup since 1990

CNN / Sport

Egypt manager Héctor Cúper had already been taking medication for high blood pressure to deal with the stress before the game.

04

Could Africa be on the verge of a weed race?

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Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource.

Sunday, Oct 8

17

Ghana tanker blast kills 7

CNN / Africa

A tanker exploded near a gas station in Accra on Saturday killing seven people, officials in Ghana said.

05

Cameroon torn by deadly clashes

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Fear and uncertainty reign in Cameroon's Northwest and Southwest regions following a week of violent clashes between protesters and government forces that have left at least 10 people dead.

Friday, Oct 6

19

Kenyan filmmaker invited to join ranks of Oscar voters

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Kenyan filmmaker Judy Kibinge has been invited by the Oscars to join the ranks of voting members. It's part of the Academy's attempt to diversify after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.