Uganda needs help to serve a growing influx of South Sudan refugees

Apr 4, 2017
More than 2,500 people flee war-torn South Sudan every day. By the end of this year, 400,000 are expected arrive in Uganda, its neighbor to the south. Uganda is exceptionally open to these refugees, but it needs financial and logistical help as the influx has outpaced relief efforts. Click the audio player above to hear […]

In Africa, locally produced comic books are starting to catch on

Feb 20, 2017
Many artists self-publish runs of 200 to 500 copies of their work.
Emmanuel Nyakwada, an artist who goes by the name Point Blank Evumbi, works on a sketch using a digital drawing tablet.
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Why emerging markets in Africa matter to the U.S.

Dec 29, 2016
Economic development in Africa is important to U.S. security, says one expert.
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Coca-Cola making a play for African market with concession stands

Nov 25, 2016
The company is rolling out an experiment in social entrepreneurship — a kind of community center in a box that also happens to sell Coke products.
Coca-Cola's EKOCENTERS offer water purification and power outlets free of charge.  They also sell Coke products. 
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Southern African countries are pushing to sell ivory again

Aug 12, 2016
While some countries burn ivory in a show of conservation, others say they should be able to decide whether or not to sell it.
Kenya Wildlife Services rangers stand guard around illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks, ivory figurines and rhinoceros horns at the Nairobi National Park on April 30, 2016. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the world's biggest ivory bonfire after demanding a total ban on trade in tusks and horns to end 'murderous' trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. 
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World Economic Forum looks to tech for African growth

May 11, 2016
Experts gather in Rwanda's capital to discuss how tech can spur Africa's economy.
Digital tech is spurring development in sub-Saharan Africa, but there could also be some drawbacks.
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Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa at a 15-year low

May 3, 2016
The International Monetary Fund said countries in the region need a policy reset.
A farmer winnows a dried teff crop to separate seeds from stalks at a village in Ethiopia.
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Uganda weighs energy needs against tourism industry

Mar 4, 2016
A planned hydroelectric dam threatens adventure tourism businesses in Uganda.
River guides help tourists rafting the intense rapids on the White Nile. Many are worried they will lose their jobs if a planned hydroelectric dam floods the rapids near Uganda's Kalagala Falls.
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At Oxford, Cecil Rhodes is benefactor and target

Jan 27, 2016
Students publicizing the Victorian tycoon's darker side want a statue of him removed
 The statue of Rhodes at Oriel College at the top of the façade.
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