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13/05/2017 19:39

China hosts summit on new Silk Road

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China opens on Sunday a summit to promote its massive global trade infrastructure project, highlighting Beijing's ambitions to spearhead a new era of globalisation as Washington shifts toward inward-looking policies.

09/05/2017 12:29

DR Congo police surround opposition HQ in «tomb row»

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About 100 riot police surrounded the main opposition party HQ in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa Tuesday, an AFP correspondent said, while a party spokesman claimed authorities wanted to stop them building a tomb for their late leader.

09/05/2017 08:40

Fossils suggest hominids may have lived alongside modern humans

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Primitive hominids may have lived in Africa at the same time as humans, researchers said Tuesday, in new findings that could change the understanding of human evolution.

08/05/2017 07:42

South Sudan child refugees top one million: UN

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War has now forced more than one million children to flee South Sudan and uprooted 1.4 million others within the country, the United Nations said on Monday.

05/05/2017 08:20

Africa eco summit eclipsed by South Africa political row

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Africa's flagship business and political summit being held in Durban this week has been overshadowed by a bitter fight exposing deep divisions at the heart of South Africa's ruling ANC.

04/05/2017 16:48

UN rights chief urges Ethiopia to free prisoners after protests

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Ethiopia should rein in a controversial anti-terrorism law and release prisoners, the UN human rights chief said Thursday during a visit to Addis Ababa.

24/04/2017 09:21

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

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A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.

23/04/2017 21:21

US counting on French anti-terror ops in Africa: Mattis

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday urged France to continue its African anti-terror operations under its new presidency, as he visited strategic Djibouti on the day of France's first-round election.

19/04/2017 01:38

Key leopard population «crashing»

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The leopard population in a region of South Africa once thick with the big cats is crashing, and could be wiped out within a few years, scientists warned on Wednesday.

17/04/2017 05:49

Musicians chase fame on west Africa's musical islands

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Every April, the tiny island capital of Cape Verde is taken over for a week by musicians of all stripes, trailing dreams of record deals and sold-out stadiums.

21/11/2016 15:23

HIV treatment soars, but young African women suffer: UN

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The number of HIV-infected people taking anti-retroviral medicine has doubled in just five years, the UN said Monday, while highlighting high infection rates among young African women.

01/11/2016 21:15

Elephant poaching costs Africa tourism $25mn

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Stopping the killing of elephants for their tusks could add some $25 million (23 million euros) to Africa's annual tourism income, more than offsetting the anti-poaching spend, a study said Tuesday.

30/10/2016 07:41

British swimmer to cross Atlantic, inspired by boyhood heroes

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As a boy, Ben Hooper wanted to join the British explorers he idolised for surmounting the impossible, and now as he prepares to swim across the Atlantic, he hopes to equal their daring feats -- and survive.

30/10/2016 04:46

France ends military mission in CAR after abuse allegations

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France's Operation Sangaris will formally end on Monday, almost three years after the military mission was launched in December 2013 to quell inter-ethnic unrest in Central African Republic (CAR).

02/08/2016 19:03 Video

Snow in Africa on the Lesotho mountains

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In the images a thick blanket of snow on top of Thaba Putsoa (or Blue Mountain), mountains of Lesotho, African enclave within South Africa. The summit, which reaches 2,900 meters, is located about 70 km from the capital Maseru.

10/07/2016 19:52

Cheerful Madonna shrugs off controversy in Malawi

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Madonna shrugged off controversies about her relationship with Malawi, the homeland of her two adopted children, and spoke freely of her family life during a visit to the country Sunday.

27/03/2016 10:02

Nigerian businesswoman: A cut above in macho world of diamonds

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Nigerian Thelma West is a rare gem in the diamond world as a woman in a male-dominated sector with few Africans, despite the continent being the main source of the precious rocks.

20/03/2016 15:00

WHO experts in Cape Verde to monitor Zika, microcephaly case

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has dispatched a team to Cape Verde to monitor a Zika virus outbreak following the west African archipelago's first recorded microcephaly case.

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