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    Famine in South Sudan: 4.9 million people need urgent help

    Famine in South Sudan: 4.9 million people need urgent help


    Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country's population, in need of urgent help, aid agencies...

    Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country's population, in need of urgent help, aid agencies say.
    Tour of Oman: Hermans secures overall title

    Tour of Oman: Hermans secures overall title


    Ben Hermans reveled in "the most beautiful" win of his career on Sunday, as the Belgian rider secured the overall victory in the Tour of...

    Ben Hermans reveled in "the most beautiful" win of his career on Sunday, as the Belgian rider secured the overall victory in the Tour of Oman.
    Car bomb in Somalia leaves dozens dead

    Car bomb in Somalia leaves dozens dead


    At least 30 people were killed in a car-bomb blast at a market Sunday in Mogadishu, Capt. Abdirisak Mohamed, a senior Somali police officer, told...

    At least 30 people were killed in a car-bomb blast at a market Sunday in Mogadishu, Capt. Abdirisak Mohamed, a senior Somali police officer, told CNN.
    Nearly 500 migrants storm border with Spain

    Nearly 500 migrants storm border with Spain


    Nearly 500 African migrants pushed their way across the border fence Friday morning from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, a Spanish police source told...

    Nearly 500 African migrants pushed their way across the border fence Friday morning from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, a Spanish police source told CNN.
    Nigerian group asks Trump for $500M

    Nigerian group asks Trump for $500M


    A Nigerian economic and social rights group has written to the White House demanding the return of $500 million of stolen funds, which it claims are being held by the...

    A Nigerian economic and social rights group has written to the White House demanding the return of $500 million of stolen funds, which it claims are being held by the US.
    Thousands of refugees face a locked door

    Thousands of refugees face a locked door


    David Andelman says a little-discussed portion of the president's executive order that sharply limits refugee admissions to the US is still in effect and will hurt America's image...

    David Andelman says a little-discussed portion of the president's executive order that sharply limits refugee admissions to the US is still in effect and will hurt America's image worldwide.
    At least 17 die in Angolan football stampede

    At least 17 die in Angolan football stampede


    At least 17 people were killed and scores of others injured Friday after a stampede ahead of the opening match of the Angolan football league, state-run media...

    At least 17 people were killed and scores of others injured Friday after a stampede ahead of the opening match of the Angolan football league, state-run media reported.
    Moroccan asylum seeker finds love in Greece

    Moroccan asylum seeker finds love in Greece


    Carly Harris was a Mormon college student volunteering in November 2015 at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Soufiane El Yassami was a Muslim fast food worker fleeing Morocco in hopes of a better...

    Carly Harris was a Mormon college student volunteering in November 2015 at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Soufiane El Yassami was a Muslim fast food worker fleeing Morocco in hopes of a better life.
    Kenyan court blocks closure of refugee camp

    Kenyan court blocks closure of refugee camp


    A high court judge has thwarted Kenya's plans to shut the Dadaab camp for Somali refugees, the largest such complex in the...

    A high court judge has thwarted Kenya's plans to shut the Dadaab camp for Somali refugees, the largest such complex in the world.
    British Museum exhibit explores SA art

    British Museum exhibit explores SA art


    A car painted by renowned 81-year-old artist Esther Mahlangu and Zulu carved ox horns are just some of the items on display at the first major UK Exhibition on South African...

    A car painted by renowned 81-year-old artist Esther Mahlangu and Zulu carved ox horns are just some of the items on display at the first major UK Exhibition on South African Art.
    Semenya set for gold after Russian banned

    Semenya set for gold after Russian banned


    Russia's Mariya Savinova-Farnosova has been stripped of her London 2012 Olympic gold medal and banned for four years, meaning South Afica's runner-up Caster Semenya could become a double 800-meter...

    Russia's Mariya Savinova-Farnosova has been stripped of her London 2012 Olympic gold medal and banned for four years, meaning South Afica's runner-up Caster Semenya could become a double 800-meter champion.
    Cut in secret: the medicalization of FGM in Egypt

    Cut in secret: the medicalization of FGM in Egypt


    When 13-year-old Malika from a dusty village outside Cairo, Egypt turned eleven, her mother took her to the doctor late at night. It was not until she saw the blood and heard the cries from the other girls that it dawned on her -- she was about to...

    When 13-year-old Malika from a dusty village outside Cairo, Egypt turned eleven, her mother took her to the doctor late at night. It was not until she saw the blood and heard the cries from the other girls that it dawned on her -- she was about to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).
    The evolution of Nollywood in pictures

    The evolution of Nollywood in pictures


    Nollywood has come in leaps and bounds from the low tech productions it once produced, to big budget high quality features tackling a wider range of topics, from Kemi Adetiba's lavish rom-com, 'The Wedding Party', to Izu Ojukwu's politically charged...

    Nollywood has come in leaps and bounds from the low tech productions it once produced, to big budget high quality features tackling a wider range of topics, from Kemi Adetiba's lavish rom-com, 'The Wedding Party', to Izu Ojukwu's politically charged '76'.
    Is Lagos the next marathon haven?

    Is Lagos the next marathon haven?


    Lagos, a city known for its chaotic traffic, noise pollution and heaving population might just be the next marathon...

    Lagos, a city known for its chaotic traffic, noise pollution and heaving population might just be the next marathon destination.
    Glimpses of a lost North Africa

    Glimpses of a lost North Africa


    The images look decades ahead of their time: color stills of 19th century scenes, sharp and beautifully rendered in earthy shades evoking the dry heat of their setting, North Africa. Not paintings, but not photographs like you and I know them today....

    The images look decades ahead of their time: color stills of 19th century scenes, sharp and beautifully rendered in earthy shades evoking the dry heat of their setting, North Africa. Not paintings, but not photographs like you and I know them today. Something in between and a treat for the eyes.
    Disappeared in Africa's North Korea

    Disappeared in Africa's North Korea


    Aster Yohannes is believed to be in solitary confinement in Eritrea, which thousands of people flee annually to escape widespread...

    Aster Yohannes is believed to be in solitary confinement in Eritrea, which thousands of people flee annually to escape widespread abuses.
    Ethiopian runner fears for his life

    Ethiopian runner fears for his life


    Olympic runner Feyisa Lilesa speaks about how he was able to protest his government at the 2016 Rio Summer...

    Olympic runner Feyisa Lilesa speaks about how he was able to protest his government at the 2016 Rio Summer Games.
    60-Second Vacation: Nairobi, Kenya

    60-Second Vacation: Nairobi, Kenya


    From downtown Nairobi to its stunning national park, take a 60-second mini tour of Kenya's capital. Video filmed by Alex...

    From downtown Nairobi to its stunning national park, take a 60-second mini tour of Kenya's capital. Video filmed by Alex Lee.
    Who are Africa's most dangerous terror groups?

    Who are Africa's most dangerous terror groups?


    Deadly bombings, mass kidnappings and shocking massacres. CNN's Robyn Kriel explores the continent's deadliest terror...

    Deadly bombings, mass kidnappings and shocking massacres. CNN's Robyn Kriel explores the continent's deadliest terror organizations.
    How Sierra Leone plans to bounce back after Ebola

    How Sierra Leone plans to bounce back after Ebola


    It was at the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. With the outbreak officially over, Sierra Leone is looking to rebrand its image and rebuild its...

    It was at the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. With the outbreak officially over, Sierra Leone is looking to rebrand its image and rebuild its economy.
    Fearless entrepreneurs dreaming big in Nigeria

    Fearless entrepreneurs dreaming big in Nigeria


    Media entrepreneurs Mo Abudu and Kene Mkparu are turning their dreams into reality in Africa's most populous country. CNN's Jim Stenman...

    Media entrepreneurs Mo Abudu and Kene Mkparu are turning their dreams into reality in Africa's most populous country. CNN's Jim Stenman reports.
    The photographer giving people a voice

    The photographer giving people a voice


    Top Instagrammer Steven Chikosi is on a mission to tell stories of daily life in...

    Top Instagrammer Steven Chikosi is on a mission to tell stories of daily life in Zimbabwe.