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Friday, May 25

17

Punching patriarchy: The Zambian female boxer taking on the world

CNN / World

Catherine Phiri, 32, is currently Zambia's fiercest boxer. She was the first African woman to win the prestigious World Boxing Council Gold title in 2016. Now she's fighting for more recognition for female fighters.

06

Burkina Faso cuts ties with Taiwan

CNN / Africa

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen accused China of "serial acts of suppression" and "dollar diplomacy" after Burkina Faso became the second country in a month to break off diplomatic ties with the island in favor of Beijing.

Thursday, May 24

19

The 13-year-old South African boy kidnapped for a bitcoin ransom has been found

CNN / Africa

The South African teenager who was kidnapped by unknown men demanding a $120,000 ransom in bitcoins has been found alive, police say.

2 Ebola patients escape from treatment facility in Congo

CNN / Africa

Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, French aid agency Doctors Without Borders said, raising fears the virus may spread as health officials raced to trace anyone they may have…

18

Teen who killed rapist husband: New info

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As the defense team for the Sudanese teen submits an appeal to save her life, CNN has learned new details about the struggle that unfolded when she killed her husband.

16

Botched abortions are on the rise -- fueled by Trump's funding cuts

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US President Donald Trump's international abortion funding ban has had an unintended consequence. More abortions.

13

Nigerian troops 'raped rescued women'

CNN / Africa

Women and girls who have fled terrorist group Boko Haram are being raped by Nigerian soldiers, starved and forced to exchange food for sex, according to claims in a new report by human rights group Amnesty International.

Wednesday, May 23

21

Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 27 in Congo, WHO says

CNN / Africa

Ebola virus disease has taken the lives of 27 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Based on information gathered earlier this week, the WHO also reported a cumulative total of 58 cases…

19

Lecturer 'asked student to trade sex for grades'

CNN / Africa

When Monica Osagie got low marks in a course for her master's degree, she says the professor gave her two options: Sleep with him, or fail the class.

17

Boy's kidnappers demand ransom in bitcoin

CNN / Africa

A South African gang who snatched a 13-year-old boy are demanding a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency, police say.

The Rallye Des Gazelles

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This race is unlike any other, eight days, sixteen nationalities -- and they are all women.

Arsenal signs shirt deal with Rwanda

CNN / Africa

Change is afoot at Arsenal Football Club. Arsene Wenger is gone. Long-term defender Per Mertesacker has hung up his boots. Unai Emery has been announced as the new manager and, to top it off, the club has signed a new shirt-sponsorship…

15

Arsenal superfan shares favorite Wenger moments

CNN / World

It's the end of an era in football. Arsene Wenger has gone and a new manager has been announced.

11

Ethiopia Airlines positions itself to take over Africa's skies

CNN / Africa

In Africa's battle for the skies, an east African carrier is stepping up its game in an effort to dominate the market.

Monday, May 21

22

Zimbabwe applies to re-join Commonwealth, 15 years after leaving

CNN / World

Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth after the country withdrew its membership 15 years ago under former President Robert Mugabe.

21

Dozens of migrants rescued in Brazil after 35 days at sea

CNN / Africa

Dozens of African migrants found drifting aboard a vessel in the northern coast of Brazil have been rescued, according to local media reports.

14

Ebola vaccination campaign to begin in Congo

CNN / Africa

Authorities will begin distributing an experimental Ebola vaccine in Mbandaka, a major city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Monday to try to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

Friday, May 18

20

Nigerian students tied to crucifixes and beaten for coming late to school

CNN / Africa

Three people including a school principal have been arrested in Nigeria for allegedly tying two students to makeshift crucifixes and flogging them for coming late to school, a police spokesman told CNN.

19

Activist fights for Sudanese teen on death row

CNN / Africa

The story of Noura Hussein, a teen sentenced to death in Sudan for killing the man she was forced to marry, moved Zaynub Affinnih to start a petition to draw attention to the case. Melissa Bell talks to the young activist.

18

Experimental Ebola vaccine could be 'game-changer' in Congo outbreak

CNN / Africa

As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo spreads, there is a new tool that could be key in controlling the virus: an experimental vaccine.

01

Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to a city, raising concerns over its control

CNN / Africa

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has now entered a "new phase," after the first urban case was confirmed in Mbandaka city, the country's health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said Wednesday.

Thursday, May 17

17

World Cup 2018: The design secrets behind this year's most stylish kits

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Nigeria, Germany, Japan and more will send players to the World Cup in remarkably fashionable football kits.

05

Calls for leniency grow for teen sentenced to die in marital rape case

CNN / Africa

The UN office of human rights appealed to Sudanese officials for clemency for Noura Hussein, who was sentenced to death for killing the man she was forced to marry.

Wednesday, May 16

21

Calls for leniency grow for teen sentenced to die in marital rape case

CNN / Africa

Five days after a 19-year-old Sudanese woman was sentenced to death for killing the man she was forced to marry, her lawyer was barred from holding a news conference amid an intensifying campaign of intimidation, activists told CNN.

12

Africa takes leaps into space technology

CNN / Africa

For decades the continent has lagged behind in space development, but now a number of countries are developing space programs.

08

Africa's unspoiled paradise isles

CNN / Africa

Mozambique's coastline stretches about 2,470 kilometers along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and most of its beaches remain in pristine condition without hordes of tourists or tacky boardwalks.

Tuesday, May 15

22

Boko Haram's last captive schoolgirl refused to renounce Christian faith, freed girls say

CNN / Africa

Under normal circumstances, Leah Sharibu would have shared a special birthday meal with her family under the bamboo covering protecting them from the Sahara desert dust swirling around them at their home in northeast Nigeria.

12

Morocco's megawatt solar plant powers up

CNN / Africa

Morocco is close to completing the world's largest concentrated solar power farm.

Monday, May 14

19

WHO deploys vaccines to control Ebola outbreak

CNN / Africa

The World Health Organization has deployed 4,000 doses of vaccine along with emergency teams and equipment to the Democratic Republic of Congo to control an outbreak of Ebola, which is suspected to have infected 39 people, including 19…

Saturday, May 12

08

Egyptian activist detained over social media post

CNN / Africa

Human rights groups are calling for the release of an Egyptian activist arrested after she posted a video criticizing the government for failing to protect women against sexual harassment.