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Series of reimagined African folk tales launches on Netflix

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This week, a new anthology of films called “African Folktales, Reimagined” premiered on Netflix. The series of short films was done in partnership with UNESCO as an effort to support more emerging filmmakers from Africa.

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Wagner mercenary group recruits Africans held in Russian prisons

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Tanzania submits first Oscar entry in more than 20 years

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Ukrainian, Russian tourists stranded abroad

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Moderna to build manufacturing plant in Africa

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Abdulrazak Gurnah during the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017.

Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah: An introduction to the man and his writing


The power in Gurnah’s writing lies in his ability to complicate the Manichean divisions of enemies and friends, writes Lizzy Attree, co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature.

In this image made from video, Rwandan policemen patrol near the Amarula Palma hotel in Palma, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

20 years after 9/11, global terror threats persist in Africa

The al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on 9/11 prompted the formation of Islamist militant groups across Africa that continue to wage deadly attacks.

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‘Wrong number? Let’s chat:’ Maasai herders in East Africa use misdials to make connections

Maasai in Tanzania use their mobile phones all the time — usually to communicate with people they already know. But dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities.

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Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died at 61


After weeks of speculation about the health and whereabouts of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, he was pronounced dead on Wednesday night.

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Asian American community on edge after deadly shooting in Atlanta

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Top of The World: A white, 21-year-old man has been charged with killing eight people, including six Asian women, at several Atlanta-area massage parlors. And, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, a prominent COVID-19 skeptic who has not been seen in public since the end of February, has died at the age of 61. Also, Ugandan opposition activist Bobi Wine told The World’s Marco Werman that what keeps him going, despite repeated arrests, is his view that good always triumphs over evil.