Ivory Coast is the world's biggest cocoa producer, but agriculture of the plant has led to mass deforestation. In order to prevent losing all its forest cover by 2034, the country is exploring new ways of tracking cocoa production and developing agroforests.
Doctored videos of US and European news agencies reporting false information on Kenyan politics are circulating throughout the country. The US embassy is working to fight the spread of this content and promote fact-checking on social media.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga pledged on Friday to bring Kenya together after elections last year turned violent. 'We have a responsibility as leaders to find solutions. Elections come and go but Kenya remains,' Mr. Kenyatta said.
The anti-apartheid icon, who passed away Monday, first came to national prominence during her then-husband's decades of imprisonment. But she carved her own legacy as one of the country's most important activists, embodying many black South Africans' pain under apartheid and their disappointments after it.
Bitcoin has fielded criticisms from governments around the world for its unpredictable market value, but in some African countries, supporters of the cryptocurrency are seeing growing interest in its trade.
A girl looks through a window of a train parked at a railway station in New Delhi on April 20.
Amid a violent five-year civil war, some young women are using international beauty pageants to advocate for peace, both at home and abroad, drawing attention to the plight of young girls in South Sudan.
As Cape Town's water supply dwindles, the city's lucrative tourist industry reconsiders how to market the region to visitors. For many hotels and conference centers, reducing water consumption is now just another part of the tourist experience.
In Kenya, a country with the highest youth joblessness rate in East Africa, thousands of young people are returning home to rural areas to take up farming, although some still see the profession as undesirable.
Companies from around the world are working quickly to access West Africa's growing off-grid energy market. The movement is building an electric future for millions of residents in the region living outside of the grid.
Following a parliamentary vote that opposition parties boycotted, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in on Thursday. Mr. Ramaphosa is now tasked with rehabilitating his party's fractured image.
South African President Jacob Zuma announced his resignation late Wednesday after mounting accusations of corruption. The South African parliament is expected to elect Zuma's replacement, Cyril Ramaphosa, by the end of the week.
The TV show aims to challenge prejudices surrounding farming-related careers to prove that agriculture can be fun and profitable by giving young people in Kenya and Tanzania plots of land to cultivate with a cash prize for the most productive.