Ivory Coast lab aims to rid Africa of the ‘sleeping sickness’ | AFP

African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a deadly parasitic disease spread by the Tsetse fly. Researchers at the Pierre Richet Institute in Bouaké, Ivory Coast, are working to eliminate the disease.

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Africa Weekly – a roundup of news and features from Africa | AFP

This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Kenya where volunteer medics in sea-faring mobile clinics provide basic health services to underserved populations. And we travel to Lagos where a new chess club is giving hope to young people living in the city’s slums.

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Food waste | AFP Animé

Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced in the world for human consumption is wasted. That’s enough to feed Africa, Europe and the Americas for an entire year. VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Africa Weekly: Nobel Prize for Abiy Ahmed and electricity in Madagascar | AFP

This week on Africa Weekly, pride in Ethiopia, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. We take a look at his first year and a half in office. We also head to Madagascar, where access to electricity is increasingly proving a luxury for the few who can afford it.

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What Can Be Saved? How to live alongside lions

Lions kill cattle, so people kill lions. Can the cycle end? The survival of lions and many other threatened species in Africa likely depends on finding ways to coexist. This is the latest episode of the AP series, “What Can Be Saved?” (Oct. 8)

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Africa Weekly: Khat addiction in Ethiopia and Madagascar’s new churches | AFP

This week on Africa Weekly we head to Ethiopia where a detox centre has been set up to help addicts of khat – a plant whose leaves give users a stimulating effect when chewed. Then we visit Madagascar, where an increasing number of people are flocking to evangelical churches, much to the concern of Catholic leaders.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Johannesburg township | AFP

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit an entrepreneurial hub in a Johannesburg township as they wrap up their tour of southern Africa.

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AP Top Stories September 24 A

Here’s the latest for Tuesday, September 24th: UK Parliament suspension declared illegal; World leaders gather at UN to discuss climate change and regional conflicts; Google wins major EU case on search; Harry and Meghan dance with surfers in Africa.

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Harry, Meghan start tour with Archie in Africa

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, began their first official tour as a family on Monday with their infant son, Archie, in South Africa. (Sept. 23)

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