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As China and the world try to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, the fight against another deadly disease, Ebola, has reached an encouraging "milestone," the World Health Organization said.

Ugandan actress, Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who appeared in 'Queen of Katwe,' has died at 15

Kenya's Ken Mwarandu of @SafariSeat  has created an innovative way for disabled people to get around - even on the toughest terrain. #MondayMotivation 

Ghanaian footballer, Thomas Partey is one of Atletico Madrid’s successful players. But his move to Spain to pursue a career in football at 18 was all a big gamble

Massive locust swarms are eating their way across East Africa. UN officials blame the climate crisis for the unprecedented breeding. @BeckyCNN  takes a look at the damage the insects are already creating

With the coronavirus now a “public health emergency of international concern,” here’s how to protect yourself:

At least 14 children were among 22 people killed by armed men in the English-speaking region of Cameroon. "My sister and her family were killed in their sleep as the military torched houses..,” a resident told CNN

"The military officers responsible for these heinous crimes must be brought to justice," Cameroonian activist and human rights lawyer, Felix Agbor Nkongho told CNN

Tomas Diagne is saving the African turtles. He opened Senegal's first rescue facility to revive endangered turtles and has produced award-winning results.


Meet the 10-year-old, Nigerian math genius who's just enrolled at college

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Nigerian activist and journalist Omoyele Sowore was dramatically re-arrested hours after being freed on bail, sparking concern over free speech in the country

A Nigerian newspaper says it will now call President Muhammadu Buhari a 'military dictator’ Here’s why: ⬇️

Nigerians are sharing this video of Nollywood actor, Aremu Afolayan, venting about his experience with officials at the Murtala Mohammed airport. Have you had a similar experience? Let us know!

"Normally a president will say, 'come and invest here because we have a youthful and hardworking labor force that you need..' He just said the opposite." faces youth backlash in Nigeria. #LazyNigerianYouths 

Lagos might be alluring for its economic benefits, but employees in Nigeria’s commercial capital are stressed, burned out and exhausted because of ‘hellish traffic’

Ghanaian scientist, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu is an innovator who helped NASA deploy a lander on the surface of Mars. #MondayMotivation