Kenya’s empty nets: How cheap Chinese fish imports have hooked purchasers

( CNN) With nets in hand and the boat’s motor chugging along on still waters, dozens of anglers set out to Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, at the crack of dawn. It’s a scene that’s been repeated for generations. Fishing is the mainstay of lake-side local communities in Kenya. It has fueled the economy and […]

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Construct a wall across the Sahara? That’s crazy- but person still did it

Since Morocco invaded Western Sahara it has built a 1,700 -mile desert barrier maintaining Sahrawis out of the resource-rich west Donald Trump was widely ridiculed earlier this week for is recommended that Spain emulate his $25 bn dream for the US-Mexico border and” build a wall” in the different regions of the Sahara desert. According […]

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CNN Exclusive: Somali pirate monarches are under investigation for helping ISIS and al-Shabaab

( CNN) In the vital transport passageways of the troubled Gulf of Aden, an old but dangerous adversary has returned to the seas — pirates. But they may not be acting alone. Four years since piracy attacks reached their peak, CNN sources have found menaces on Somali waters are broader than ever.

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African slave traditions live on in U.S.

( CNN) Along the lush sea-islands and the Atlantic coastal plains of the southern Eastern coast of America, a distinctive group of tidewater communities has stuck together throughout the centuries, preserving its African cultural heritage and carving out a lifestyle that is uniquely its own. Editor’s note: This story was originally published on December 7, […]

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With 100 killed, Tunisia boat wreck becomes year’s deadliest migrant disaster

( CNN) At least 100 people are believed to have died after a barge carrying migrants sank off the shores of the Tunisia on Saturday, the highest death toll in any single migration endeavor this year, the International Organization for Migration( IOM) announced Tuesday. The boat was 16 nautical miles off the Sfax coast — […]

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The Ghanaian villages destroyed by climate change- in images

The increasing pace of coastal and riverine eroding has swept away homes and livelihoods on the Ghana coast. Photographer Nyani Quarmyne visited the small fishing village of Totope, which was once three miles from the sea. It has now virtually disappeared Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Serge Attukwei Clottey: the artist urging African men to dress as women

Serge Attukwei Clottey strolled through Ghanas capital city in his dead moms clothes to honour her memory and to highlight injustice against women. It is the latest step in his art collectives mission to create social change A muscle-heavy man sits, gazing unsmiling at the camera, on a throne of yellow plastic water cans. His […]

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The human saving Kenya’s critically endangered sea turtles

( CNN) Fikiri Kiponda’s path from accountant to marine conservationist was triggered by a chance encounter. After securing his dream job, Kiponda chose he wanted more. He wasn’t quite sure what he was looking for until he stumbled across some turtle hatchlings. “I didn’t know it was turtles, ” he told CNN. “Fortunately enough I […]

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Africa heads in different directions- politically and economically

The African Unions laudable objective of a peaceful, prosperous and integrated continent likely to remain a remote dream African leaders will fulfill in Addis Ababa at the end of January to discuss the good news and the bad across the continent. The 30 th summit of the African Union will take place under the slogan” […]

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Interpol circulates listing of suspected Isis fighters believed to be in Italy

Exclusive: Interpol believes the 50 suspects, all Tunisian nationals, may be attempting to reach other European countries Italy Interpol circulates list of suspected Isis fighters believed to be in Italy Exclusive: Interpol believes the 50 suspects, all Tunisian nationals, may be attempting to reach other European countries Lorenzo Tondo and Piero Messina in Palermo @lorenzo_tondo […]

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