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'Family' helps poetry grow in Malawiupdated Fri Dec 12 2014 10:21:46

Qabaniso 'Q' Malewizi explains how him and his friends are helping poetry grow in Malawi.

Malawian poet's journey homeupdated Fri Dec 12 2014 10:10:49

Qabaniso 'Q' Malewizi reflects on pursuing a career in poetry after moving back to Malawi almost a decade ago.

Spoken word artist's mission in lifeupdated Fri Dec 12 2014 09:53:57

Malawian poet Qabaniso 'Q' Malewizi realized his gift for words was truly fulfilled as a poet.

Organic cosmetics king wages war on skin bleachingupdated Tue Dec 09 2014 07:27:33

In a country where bleaching creams are frequently used to chemically lighten skin tone, one savvy entrepreneur is fighting against the disfiguring practice.

Entrepreneur invests in next generationupdated Mon Dec 08 2014 10:57:26

Ghanaian businessman Alhaji Mustapha Oti Boateng on building schools for Ghana's youth.

From driver to cosmetics bossupdated Mon Dec 08 2014 10:54:45

After trying his hands at a variety of jobs, Ghanaian Alhaji Mustapha Oti Boateng ventured into herbal cosmetics in 2003.

Entrepreneur's road to successupdated Mon Dec 08 2014 10:31:12

Ghanaian businessman Alhaji Mustapha Oti Boateng reflects on his humble upbringing in Ghana.

Opinion: Africa's new story won't be told without its diasporaupdated Fri Dec 05 2014 05:25:10

If 21st century Africa is a story struggling for equality in the global community of stories, to paraphrase Africa's most famous novelist, Chinua Achebe, then Bob Geldof, Bono, and international aid and charity organizations are not the only actors seeking a space in that narrative. Continental Africa too is seeking a space in her own story -- the first step in telling and owning her own story. Eventually. For Western actors in the Mercy Industrial Complex, there is a story; for Africans, there are stories.

Olajumoke Adenowo: Nigeria's star architect on how she made itupdated Thu Dec 04 2014 10:01:03

Olajumoke Adenowo's life is one of numbers.

Adenowo: Aspiration through architectureupdated Mon Dec 01 2014 12:08:42

From a young age Nigerian architect Olajumoke Adenowo wanted to craft structures that were functional and beautiful.

Architect mentors Nigeria's womenupdated Mon Dec 01 2014 12:07:14

When Nigerian architect Olajumoke Adenowo isn't designing buildings, she hosts a regular radio show to mentor women.

Elson Kambalu: Malawi's one-man artistic force du jourupdated Mon Dec 01 2014 09:04:05

Elson Kambalu doesn't like to be shoehorned as an artist.

Malawian creates art for the massesupdated Mon Nov 24 2014 07:12:21

Elson Kambalu on creating an art space on the outskirts of Malawi's capital city Lilongwe.

Abstract artist inspires next generationupdated Mon Nov 24 2014 07:04:24

Elson Kambalu, one of Malawi's leading abstract artists, has created a kids art studio which is open to the public.

Malawian multitasker breathes artupdated Mon Nov 24 2014 06:50:49

Elson Kambalu discovered his passion for art after graduating from university with a degree in business.

From young smuggler to tourism bossupdated Fri Nov 21 2014 06:59:14

Meet Amos Wekesa who has built one of the largest tourism companies in Uganda despite being born into a poor family.

Fearless lawyer fights for human rightsupdated Mon Nov 17 2014 10:20:31

A Zimbabwean woman has received the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage after being profiled in the film "Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law."

Ambitious NGO boss' next missionupdated Mon Nov 17 2014 10:10:08

Solid Africa founder Isabelle Kamariza describes her plan to help even more people.

Inspiring Rwandan launches own NGOupdated Mon Nov 17 2014 09:46:12

Isabelle Kamariza's desire to feed the homeless eventually morphed into creating non-profit organization Solid Africa.

Kenyans rally for woman stripped naked in Nairobiupdated Mon Nov 17 2014 09:37:55

Kenyans took to the streets of Nairobi on Monday to send a message to men: Stop attacking women because of the way they dress.

Passion fuels social changemakerupdated Mon Nov 17 2014 09:36:45

Rwandan Isabelle Kamariza hopes to encourage others to take action and change the world.

The $.30 kit that could end malariaupdated Thu Nov 13 2014 05:51:47

It's an entirely preventable disease, and when diagnosed early, it's easily treatable. Yet Malaria still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Angelique Kidjo: 'Do I LOOK like I have Ebola?'updated Wed Nov 12 2014 06:15:42

It was in a New York cab. That's when Grammy Award-winning signer Angelique Kidjo realized the extent that "fear-bola" had spread.

Trailblazing educator embraces sacrificeupdated Mon Nov 10 2014 13:01:17

Professor Francisca Okeke on striking the right balance between a busy career and family life.

African scientist predicts the weatherupdated Mon Nov 10 2014 12:54:17

Nigerian professor Francisca Okeke on breaking down barriers and predicting the weather.

Nigerian professor makes historyupdated Mon Nov 10 2014 12:42:40

Internationally acclaimed Francisca Okeke is the first woman to serve as Dean of Physical Sciences at University of Nigeria.

Opinion: Clothes, not human beings, belong in closetupdated Wed Nov 05 2014 05:32:13

Privacy is vital to my sense of self. It is as important as breathing; each breath may be my last.

The smuggler turned safari kingupdated Mon Nov 03 2014 08:55:08

Amos Wekesa has seen a lot of changes in his country. Today, the self-made mogul oversees Great Lakes Safaris, one of the largest tour operators in Uganda. He has made millions introducing his clients to the splendor of his country, whether taking them on elephant treks in Queen Elizabeth National Park, or giving them an opportunity to get close to the local chimps at Murchison Falls.

Pupil 'reading' app tests for drugsupdated Mon Nov 03 2014 06:01:38

South African entrepreneur Ashley Uys has created an app allowing parents to test their kids for drugs.

Defiant entrepreneur bounces backupdated Mon Nov 03 2014 05:56:29

Biotechnologist Ashley Uys opens up about his strengths and weaknesses after losing a court case over intellectual property.

Bringing affordable healthcare to Africaupdated Mon Nov 03 2014 05:54:00

South African biotechnologist Ashley Uys has created medical innovations being used across the African continent.

Tourism exec banks on the Internetupdated Mon Oct 27 2014 09:38:46

Amos Wekesa explains how the Internet helps his business connect with potential customers around the world.

Ugandan tour guide's big breakupdated Mon Oct 27 2014 09:14:01

Businessman Amos Wekesa explains how an unexpected phone call helped his company turn a profit.

How not to respond to Ebolaupdated Thu Oct 23 2014 16:56:12

There is no word more reviled in America than "Ebola," especially since the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who had traveled to Dallas. But as Ebola has spread, it has become increasingly clear that if there is to be any chance of stopping the disease -- not only here in America, but across the world -- then the United States must lead through inspiring example.

Giving a voice to the voicelessupdated Tue Oct 21 2014 08:21:31

African Voices meets businessman Stanley Kamau who wants to help rural communities in his home country of Kenya.

The parasite keeping millions in povertyupdated Tue Oct 21 2014 05:39:47

One of the most debilitating medical conditions in sub-Saharan Africa isn't fatal. In fact, it's easily curable. The culprit is small, but its impact is big. The chigoe flea, more commonly known as a jigger, typically burrows itself into the feet and hands. It prevents millions of children from attending school, stops farmers from working their land, and makes walking all but unbearable.

Mobile ambulance transforms healthcareupdated Mon Oct 20 2014 10:03:32

Businessman Stanley Kamau on bringing medical services into hard-to-reach areas in Kenya.

Businessman fights diseaseupdated Mon Oct 20 2014 09:48:05

Kenyan businessman Stanley Kamau on helping those who suffer the same affliction he battled as a child.

Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge wins 2014 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award updated Sat Oct 18 2014 21:58:35

A photo series capturing the moments of terror faced by Westgate shoppers has won a Kenyan journalist the top honors at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards.

Niyratuza: Protecting Rwanda's forestsupdated Mon Oct 13 2014 09:37:09

Conservationist Madeleine Niyratuza talks to CNN about the importance of protecting Rwanda's forests.

Eco-guards patrol Rwandan forestupdated Mon Oct 13 2014 09:36:40

Eco-guards patrol the forests for illegal activities and educate the local community in the importance of conservation.

Rwandan children attend 'Eco-clubs'updated Mon Oct 13 2014 09:36:00

Conservationist Madeleine Nyiratuza visits schools to communicate her passion of the welfare of the forests.

'A love letter to Nigeria': The master photographer who captured nation's lifeupdated Mon Oct 13 2014 08:52:31

A young woman stands against a crisp black backdrop. The photographer walks forward and gently turns her away from the camera. Today the focus is not on her face but on the delicate architectural feat that sits atop her head. It seems to almost defy gravity, with light radiating from the hair tower as it spirals upwards in a conical shape.

Money cow: The economy-boosting bovineupdated Tue Oct 07 2014 05:47:42

Starting a business is never easy, but in Tanzania, the obstacles for women can be particularly fierce. Few women hold land titles, and as a result, many don't have the necessary collateral to secure funding from a bank.

Finance pioneer invests in girls' educationupdated Mon Oct 06 2014 09:17:16

Former veterinary doctor Victoria Kisyombe on her passion for giving women a voice in the African economy.

Former vet gives women a voiceupdated Mon Oct 06 2014 08:58:30

Victoria Kisyombe on transforming the lives of women through one of Tanzania's first micro-credit institutions.

Micro-finance trailblazer empowers womenupdated Mon Oct 06 2014 08:43:31

African Voices meets former Tanzanian veterinarian Victoria Kisyombe who changed careers after the loss of her husband.

Is this what a model should look like? updated Wed Oct 01 2014 09:31:50

It's well known the fashion industry is one of the toughest to break into. To conform to the traditional stereotype of a model you need to be skinny, stunning and have legs that go on forever, right?

From albino model to talk show hostupdated Mon Sep 29 2014 10:45:15

Former model Refilwe Modiselle reflects on the tough issues she tackles as a talk show host.

Albino model makes historyupdated Mon Sep 29 2014 10:34:54

Refilwe Modiselle on her big breakthrough which came at the tender age of 13.

Meet Africa's first albino modelupdated Mon Sep 29 2014 10:26:47

Model turned talk show host Refilwe Modiselle on the challenges that came with being Africa's first albino model.

Life in the fast lane with South Africa's 'titanium woman'updated Tue Sep 23 2014 05:36:50

In the largely male-dominated world of the motorsport, South African super bike racer Janine Davies is an anomaly.

Aviation boss honors late fatherupdated Mon Sep 22 2014 18:44:55

Precision Air founder Michael Shirima explains why he built an orphanage in honor of his late father.

Entrepreneur builds own airlineupdated Mon Sep 22 2014 18:37:52

Michael Shirima is the founder of Precision Air, Tanzania's largest privately owned airline.

Businessman's passion for aviationupdated Mon Sep 22 2014 18:36:34

Tanzanian entrepreneur Michael Shirima talks about his childhood and passion for aviation.

Mulatu Astatke: Spreading ethio-jazz to the worldupdated Wed Sep 17 2014 08:40:54

You'd expect a conversation with Mulatu Astatke to be about music. He is, after all, the father of a musical genre: Ethio-jazz. But when he talks about the art form, he tends to focus on its scientific merits.

Meet the godfather of Ethio-jazzupdated Wed Sep 17 2014 05:34:41

Mulatu Astatke's fusion of Ethiopian music and jazz has captured audiences around the world. CNN's Jim Stenman reports.

Can Sierra Leone's economy survive Ebola?updated Tue Sep 16 2014 05:49:55

Sierra Leone is facing its toughest test to date. The Ebola virus, very deadly and currently without a cure, is fast-spreading throughout the small West African country.

Woman biker makes the podiumupdated Mon Sep 15 2014 09:46:54

South African superbike racer Janine Davies on the highlight of her career.

Superbike racer makes historyupdated Mon Sep 15 2014 09:38:23

Janine Davies is South Africa's first female superbike racer to compete in a national championship.

Female biker puts safety firstupdated Mon Sep 15 2014 09:34:59

South African superbike racer Janine Davies reflects on a major accident she suffered in the early stages of her career.

Ernest Cole: Brave photographer who exposed horrors of apartheid from withinupdated Fri Sep 12 2014 05:34:34

Inside a dilapidated warehouse, underneath scattered clothes hanging from rusty pipes, a young black man is down on his knees. His feet are naked, his trousers rolled up to his knees as he beats his sodden shirt against the ground to remove the dirt from it. Near him, a cluster of men cut desolate figures -- some of them crouching down to wash their worn-out clothes, some standing, naked, trying to clean up their work-wasted bodies.

Baby boy with eight limbs progressing well after successful operationupdated Tue Sep 09 2014 06:19:23

On May 27, Margaret Awino gave birth to Paul Mukisa with the help of her mother-in-law inside her home in Nabigingo, a small village in eastern Uganda. But instead of joy and jubilation for the birth of her fifth child, the 28-year-old mother was shocked: her newborn son had been born with four legs and four arms.

Zambian surgeon's love for writingupdated Mon Sep 08 2014 09:24:50

Neurosurgeon Kachinga Sichizya on his award-winning novel "Uneasy Yoke" which he started writing while in medical school.

Zambian doctor helps teen momsupdated Mon Sep 08 2014 09:22:53

Neurosurgeon Kachinga Sichizya talks about caring for newborns and mothers from underprivileged backgrounds.

Multitasking surgeon follows his dreamsupdated Mon Sep 08 2014 09:10:11

African Voices meets Kachinga Sichizya who spends his free time making music and writing literature.

Step into a supermodel's shoes with Liya Kebedeupdated Mon Sep 08 2014 05:50:08

Fashion season is once again upon us. Celebrities, trendsetters and buyers across the world will adorn the front rows of countless runways as the sartorially elite reveal their style edicts for the season ahead.

Comedy Gold: Who are the funniest people in Africa?updated Tue Sep 02 2014 05:53:21

Daniel Ndambuki might today be one of Kenya's top comedians, having the crowd in stitches every time he performs, but things were quite different when he first took to the stage. In fact, Ndambuki's debut performance was so bad that he had to be stopped straight away.

Passion drives Malawian fashion designerupdated Fri Aug 29 2014 10:47:25

From her home country to the runways of London, Lilly Alfonso creates garments with a uniquely African flavor.

The rise of Lilly Alfonsoupdated Fri Aug 29 2014 10:40:41

African Voices meets the Malawian designer as she prepares for a fashion show in Nigeria.

Faith keeps designer groundedupdated Fri Aug 29 2014 10:37:45

Malawian fashion designer on the role of religion in her life and reaching the next generation of fashionistas.

Kenya's top comedian opens upupdated Mon Aug 25 2014 12:01:36

Daniel Ndambuki takes great joy in making others in his home country of Kenya laugh and smile.

'Churchill' transforms stand-up comedyupdated Mon Aug 25 2014 11:44:58

Daniel "Churchill" Ndambuki explains how he is changing Kenya's comedy scene.

Steve Harvey inspires Kenyan comedianupdated Mon Aug 25 2014 11:41:12

Daniel Ndambuki on grooming the next generation of talent and what he has learned from U.S. comedian Steve Harvey.

E-readers bring hope to Africa's schoolsupdated Wed Aug 20 2014 09:45:42

Heaps of trash pile up for miles in Kibera, a district of Nairobi that houses nearly 1 million people and is one of the poorest slums in the world. Aluminum shanties fill the horizon, and an odor of urine cuts through the air. A man trots through the narrow, unpaved streets on a camel.

Zambian playwright takes talent to next levelupdated Tue Aug 19 2014 07:33:15

Mulenga Kapwepwe is passionate about helping young people live up to their potential.

She's written plays, built libraries and started an orchestra... Meet Mulenga Kapwepwe, Zambia's patron of the artsupdated Tue Aug 19 2014 06:17:54

"What are we going to call the country? What is the flag going to look like? What is the currency going to be called?" These are not questions most six-year-olds are concerned with -- unless you are Mulenga Kapwepwe.

'African hut library' transforms learningupdated Mon Aug 18 2014 08:20:21

Zambian playwright Mulenga Kapwepwe on creating unique libraries designed around activities that engage children.

Zambian playwright inspires youthupdated Mon Aug 18 2014 08:07:20

Mulenga Kapwepwe inspires young people in her country through music, libraries, theater and sports.

It's not a man's world: The African women breaking down tech barriersupdated Tue Aug 12 2014 05:44:58

When I was doing my degree in computer science in Ghana's Valley View University 10 years ago, there just were seven girls in the class. After four years, only four graduated and out of that number, just two of us have stayed in technical roles. Today, my little sister's computer science class has at least 30% females and a smaller drop-off rate.

WW1's untold story: The forgotten African battlefields updated Fri Aug 08 2014 08:10:52

A hundred years ago on this day, on August 8th, 1914, the British HMS Asteria and Pegasus protected cruisers bombed Dar-es-Salaam, then the capital of German East Africa, bringing the European so-called "war to end all wars" to the eastern African shores. The day before, Anglo-French forces constituted of Ghanaian, Nigerian, Sierra Leonean, Gambian and Beninese troops had invaded German Togoland in West Africa.

After the Summit: How U.S. can break China's grip on Africaupdated Thu Aug 07 2014 09:37:04

Africa has indeed turned the corner. A continent once synonymous with death, disease and destruction is showing signs of improvement.

'Africa is no longer a sleeping giant': Twitter reacts to U.S.-Africa Summitupdated Wed Aug 06 2014 08:21:22

These are the African writers you should be reading right nowupdated Tue Aug 05 2014 06:27:44

Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.

Tour Ethiopian kids libraryupdated Mon Aug 04 2014 10:06:43

Yohannes Gebregeorgis has helped deliver books far and wide in his home country of Ethiopia.

Ethiopian librarian gives backupdated Mon Aug 04 2014 09:47:58

Yohannes Gebregeorgis on his big move to the U.S. and transforming lives back home in Ethiopia.

Children's librarian empowers youthupdated Mon Aug 04 2014 09:44:59

Ethiopian librarian Yohannes Gebregeorgis on his upbringing and immense love of books.

Passion for music fuels Malawian writerupdated Mon Jul 28 2014 06:02:01

Shadreck Chikoti uses music to unwind from his busy schedule and is in the process of recording an album.

Author wants to liberate African writersupdated Mon Jul 28 2014 05:54:49

Shadreck Chikoti on challenging fellow-African writers to explore new themes.

Writer captures life in Malawiupdated Mon Jul 28 2014 05:42:24

Malawian author Shadreck Chikoti reveals what inspires his work both on paper and in his personal life.

'Humans of Khartoum': Arresting street portraits capture spirit of Sudan's capitalupdated Wed Jul 23 2014 04:38:02

On the banks of river Nile, an old fisherman rests upon his rickety boat under the hot Khartoum sun. His gaze is strict, his chiseled features strong and commanding. Yet, as he slowly moves his scarred right arm to bring a cup of tea to his lips, his withered face softens into a gentle smile.

9 must-see movies at this year's Durban International Film Festivalupdated Mon Jul 21 2014 08:22:31

The long-running Durban International Film Festival is back and this year it's offering cinema lovers a host of must-see movies.

Africa's contemporary art is booming ... so buy it while you can updated Wed Jul 16 2014 06:44:53

I walked into the Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) on London's Cork Street in Mayfair two weeks ago. Opposite the Burlington Arcade, right at the heart of the art establishment, on gallery row itself, African art formerly seen as a niche interest, now officially playing with the big boys. And the best thing ... GAFRA is owned and run by a woman: Liberian born Bendu Cooper.

Filmmakers showcase their work in Zanzibarupdated Tue Jul 15 2014 05:58:58

African Voices travels to Zanzibar where filmmakers are attending the Zanzibar International Film Festival.

Zanzibar's deserted cinemasupdated Mon Jul 14 2014 07:09:04

Filmmaker Martin Mhando talks about the benefits of bringing film to rural Africa.

How to become a World Cup refereeupdated Mon Jul 07 2014 08:46:29

Kenya's national football team may not have made it to the World Cup Finals in Brazil -- but one man will be there for his African nation.

Ruparelia's exciting new venturesupdated Mon Jul 07 2014 05:23:47

Ugandan businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia on exploring new businesses, including hospitality and real-estate.

Businessman transforms Ugandaupdated Mon Jul 07 2014 05:12:03

Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia on returning to Uganda after a decade abroad and starting his first business venture.

Passion fuels Ugandan tycoonupdated Mon Jul 07 2014 05:05:50

African Voices meets Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia who is known internationally for revolutionizing Uganda's business sector.

Kenyan referee embraces fatherhoodupdated Mon Jun 30 2014 07:32:07

Kenya's top football referee Aden Marwa talks about his 3 year-old son and being the best father possible.

Football referee's passion for educationupdated Mon Jun 30 2014 07:06:04

Kenya's top football referee Aden Marwa on balancing his day job as a teacher with his side job as a referee.

Kenyan referee prepares for World Cupupdated Mon Jun 30 2014 06:59:37

For Kenya's top referee Aden Marwa football is not just a game, but a chance to pursue his passion.

Entrepreneur revolutionizes agricultureupdated Mon Jun 23 2014 11:05:03

Ghanaian businessman Seth Dei reflects on setting up a food processing factory where hygiene comes first.

Proud Ghanaian promotes African artupdated Mon Jun 23 2014 06:13:00

Businessman Seth Dei shows off his impressive art collection in the suburbs of Accra.

From cocoa farmer to self-made millionaireupdated Mon Jun 23 2014 05:16:32

Ghanaian entrepreneur, agriculturalist and art collector Seth Dei reflects on his humble beginnings and successful career.

Rwanda's first female pilot takes to the skiesupdated Tue Jun 17 2014 08:40:06

Esther Mbabazi wheels her bag towards the airstairs of the Boeing 737 sitting quietly on the tarmac at Kigali International Airport. Today she'll be flying from Rwanda's capital city to Juba in South Sudan.

Do female pilots face more scrutiny?updated Mon Jun 16 2014 20:09:03

Esther Mbabazi on what it's really like to be a female pilot in Rwanda.

Pilot recalls first solo flightupdated Mon Jun 16 2014 13:25:13

Rwanda's first female pilot Esther Mbabazi reflects on the most exciting moment of her career.

Meet Rwanda's first female pilotupdated Mon Jun 16 2014 13:13:07

Esther Mbabazi reflects on turning her childhood dream into a reality.

'Africa Rising'? Not really, unless we invest more in girls updated Mon Jun 16 2014 06:45:53

What factor has the power to transform individual lives, communities, nations and the world?

The woman saving Uganda's lost and abandoned childrenupdated Tue Jun 10 2014 07:37:36

In 2010, Ugandan journalist Gladys Kalibala embarked on a mission to bring attention to her country's lost and abandoned children. Using the power of print, she started a newspaper column and more than four years later the award-winning writer has helped many youngsters reunite with their families and overcome a sense of hopelessness.

Ugandan journalist transforms livesupdated Mon Jun 09 2014 09:05:55

Gladys Kalibala introduces us to some of the children that have motivated her movement.

Child advocate refuses to turn a blind eyeupdated Mon Jun 09 2014 08:54:14

Ugandan journalist Gladys Kalibala reflects on her mission to help orphans who have been left behind.

Ugandan activist saves orphansupdated Mon Jun 09 2014 08:52:46

African Voices meets Gladys Kalibala who is using the power of journalism to bring attention to lost and abandoned minors.

'Solar entrepreneur' powers own homeupdated Mon Jun 02 2014 14:19:28

Patrick Ngowi on his passion for renewable energy and putting Tanzanians on the power grid, one solar appliance at a time.

Solar power skyrockets in Tanzaniaupdated Mon Jun 02 2014 14:13:23

Helvetic Solar founder Patrick Ngowi reflects on his company's success and being named one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa.

Entrepreneur fights energy povertyupdated Mon Jun 02 2014 14:08:19

African Voices meets Patrick Ngowi who founded his own solar power company in Tanzania at just 22.

Meet the armless table tennis champion who proves 'nothing is impossible'updated Fri May 30 2014 06:00:05

It's Ibrahim Hamadto's turn to serve. Holding the bat in his mouth, the Egyptian para-table tennis champion gets the rally going by flicking the ball up high with his right foot. Sinking through the air, the delicate white sphere meets his racket and comes out charging like a bullet with a powerful spin.

Kenya's cycling hero puts next generation on the right trackupdated Wed May 28 2014 09:15:52

As one of Kenya's premier cyclists, David Kinjah crossed the finish line winning medal after medal on several occasions. When he wasn't taking the top spot on the podium, he'd be nurturing local talent, like future Tour de France champion Chris Froome.

Can cycling transform lives?updated Mon May 26 2014 12:12:48

African Voices follows David Kinjah as he trains for an upcoming competition where young men are turned into champions.

Kenyan cyclist grooms next generationupdated Mon May 26 2014 12:11:57

David Kinjah on training hopefuls from his country, including Tour de France winner Chris Froome.

African cyclist defies stereotypesupdated Mon May 26 2014 12:11:09

African Voices meets David Kinjah -- one of Kenya's most successful cyclists who reflects on his incredible career.

Dakar Biennale brings modern African art to the world stageupdated Mon May 26 2014 07:41:58

The march music stops and the camera screens come to life as 70 small black cannons fire a shower of golden confetti high above the crowds. Tumbling through the air, the shiny plume swirls in a fleeting dance, covering the ground in a sprawling blanket of gold stars.

Why can't Nigerians watch country's biggest movie?updated Wed May 21 2014 05:51:32

When I heard last month that the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board, headquartered in Abuja, had indicated that it would be unable to issue certification for "Half of a Yellow Sun" in time for the film's release date, I naturally assumed, at first, that what we were faced with was nothing more sinister than another instance of the typical, if frustrating, culture of wilful incompetence that we'd grappled with during the making of the film -- while shooting the film in Nigeria two years ago, there were times when we felt ensnared in impenetrable jungles of red tape, when we would be given the go-head by one arm of the government only to find our path blocked by the other arm.

Catch him if you can! Tanzania's forgotten record-breaking runnerupdated Tue May 20 2014 07:22:28

He's smashed world records and revolutionized running during his illustrious career. And yet the name of Filbert Bayi has almost been forgotten.

Tanzania's most decorated Olympianupdated Mon May 19 2014 10:27:42

In the 1970's Filbert Bayi competed in athletics tournaments all over the world. Now he dedicates his life to the next generation.

From Olympic runner to school teacherupdated Mon May 19 2014 10:27:20

Tanzanian Olympian, Filbert Bayi talks to CNN about his passion for education and what inspired him to open a school.

Running champion chases eduction dreamupdated Mon May 19 2014 10:27:10

Former Commonwealth champion, Filbert Bayi considers his work in education the passion of his lie.

Building peace in Africa? Give power to womenupdated Mon May 19 2014 05:32:14

A series of gold-framed pictures cover the wall from left to right inside the working space of Senegalese human rights activist Bineta Diop. Nelson Mandela, Paul Kagame, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Yasser Arafat -- they're all here. This is Diop's wall of memories, reminders of meetings and accomplishments over the years.

How women are transforming Africaupdated Sun May 11 2014 08:10:35

Bineta Diop has spent more than a decade spreading peace throughout the most dangerous parts of Africa.

Giving a voice to the women of Africaupdated Sun May 11 2014 08:10:17

Humanitarian and activist, Bineta Diop travels the world giving a voice to the women of Africa.

Campaigning for women, peace and securityupdated Sun May 11 2014 08:09:51

Humanitarian and activist Bineta Diop talks to CNN about her passion for women, peace and security in Africa.

Want to change Africa? Let's do it ourselves!updated Fri May 09 2014 06:30:29

As the old adage goes, "If you want it done right, do it yourself" -- and for social activist Rakesh Rajani, those words have become an ethos to live by.

Fighting for government transparencyupdated Mon May 05 2014 07:31:32

Social entrepreneur Rakesh Rajani reflects on bringing change to Tanzania.

'Broker of ideas' pushes for changeupdated Mon May 05 2014 07:26:57

Tanzanian native Rakesh Rajani is the founder of non-profit organization Twaweza, which means "we can make it happen" in Swahili.

Social entrepreneur invests in educationupdated Mon May 05 2014 07:12:56

Rakesh Rajani on fighting for better education in Tanzania and across East Africa.

Jeweler's career-changing momentupdated Mon Apr 28 2014 05:59:19

Nigerian goldsmith Labi Kapo on how a visit to Brussels inspired him to open his own store.

Secrets of a goldsmithupdated Mon Apr 28 2014 05:56:24

Nigerian jeweler Labi Kapo describes a butterfly he created for the Nelson Mandela Foundation in 2012.

Accidental goldsmith helps Africa shineupdated Mon Apr 28 2014 05:48:41

CEO, jeweler and teacher Labi Kapo who has been all over the world gaining the experience that has made him into the master craftsman he is today.

The 23-year-old with 24 kids: Genocide orphans form their own families updated Thu Apr 24 2014 05:47:15

It's a sunny April afternoon at the University of Rwanda College of Education in Kigali. Some students huddle in groups conversing in hushed voices; others hurry between buildings carrying books. Exams begin in a week.

Are human viruses killing world's last remaining gorillas?updated Tue Apr 22 2014 07:44:23

They are the world's largest primates and yet the constant threat of poaching, deforestation and human diseases means that soon the world's mountain gorillas could be completely wiped out.

Trailblazing vet protects gorillasupdated Mon Apr 21 2014 07:01:03

Veterinarian Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is one of Africa's leading scientists working to protect the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda from human diseases.

'An African City' Web series generates buzz, dismantles stereotypesupdated Fri Apr 18 2014 07:14:50

The new Web series "An African City" is fun, trendy and over the top.

Pop art protection: How these funky condoms could save countless livesupdated Tue Apr 15 2014 09:26:53

Packaging can change how people see things. And when it comes to sex, it could maybe help save lives too.

Mo Ibrahim: Now is the time for Afro-realismupdated Fri Apr 11 2014 06:33:50

Over the last 20 years, the narrative on the African continent has shifted from Afro-pessimism to Afro-optimism. The truth lies somewhere in between. Now is the time for Afro-realism: for sound policies based on honest data, aimed at delivering results.

The day that changed Kenya: How medics saved lives in deadly Westgate attackupdated Wed Apr 09 2014 06:46:07

It's a date etched in the minds of every Kenyan -- September 21, 2013. At the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, a youth cooking competition was underway, friends laughed as they sipped coffee and families strolled idly through supermarket aisles.

How access to power can fuel Africa's economic growthupdated Fri Apr 04 2014 05:39:40

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She started her business with just £100, lugging her beauty bag from door to door, but some 25 years later Grace Amey-Obeng has built a multi-million dollar cosmetics empire that's helping change the perception of beauty for many.

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Wearing a stylish red dress and a beaming smile, celebrated fashion designer Adama Paris sits comfortably inside her spacious living room in Dakar, the vibrant seaside capital of Senegal, as we discuss her inspirations.

Rapping for respect: Meet the 18-year-old singer standing up for women in Egyptupdated Tue Mar 25 2014 07:22:03

As she took to the stage, both judges and spectators alike were unsure what the young Egyptian woman would do. Standing before the mic, dressed head to toe in a soft pink ensemble complete with a matching veil, Mayam Mahmoud was about to perform in front of an audience for the first time. Then, a hard-hitting beat began to blare out of the speakers and the 18-year-old started to rap.

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