Exploring Sudan’s forgotten pyramids

What if there was a place where you could camp beside ancient pyramids from a forgotten civilization without another tourist in sight?

Early human species likely lived alongside us

An ancient species of human, that sparked global headlines when it was discovered two years ago in South Africa, is much younger than originally thought.

Making gas out of Africa’s waste

What we may see as waste, others see as a resource.

School bus crash kills 36 in Tanzania

A school bus full of students swerved off a steep road in Tanzania on Saturday morning and fell into a ravine, killing 36 people -- 33 of them children, authorities said.

$30 smartphone a game changer?

A South African start-up will next month begin mass producing a $30 smartphone, which it describes as the first of its kind to be manufactured in Africa.

Twin sisters use style to break barriers for the deaf

Hermon and Heroda Berhane have been deaf since childhood. Now the twin sisters are using their unique style to encourage others to embrace disabilities.

Searching for the continent of Mauritia

What happens when you go looking for a new continent hidden deep below Mauritius?

Is Mozambique the next oil and gas hub?

Oil and gas prices have been on a steady decline over the years, creating major concerns for global leaders. But for Mozambique, there's hope during these turbulent times as an estimated 20 billion barrels of natural gas has been found off its coast.

Tech start-up helps transfer unused medicine

Do high drug prices mean you can't afford your medication? In Senegal there's an app for that.

Solar-powered airports take off

Often in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by acres of land, South Africa's airport environs are solar farms waiting to happen.

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