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Set featured image Congratulations  to rapper Akon who signed a deal with Senegal to officially start building his own city in Africa.  He took to Instagram to say, “ Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future”

The Army Corps issued a letter demanding that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vacate the land so that they can move forward with building the controversial oil pipeline.

The disgraced comedian, who fell from grace after getting caught up in a sex scandal, has been battling a deteriorating eye disorder called keratoconus.

The First Family will be promoting their Let Girls Learn Initiative with actresses Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto.

The families of the two boys, now teenagers attending high school in Gilbert, Arizona, say they believe it was a miracle they ended up in the same town.

One in every five "suicide bombers" used by Boko Haram in the past two years has been a child, underscoring the heartless nature of the religious extremist group, according to a report released Tuesday by the United Nations Children's Fund, writes Al Jazeera.

Baby Hope was helped by Danish aid Anja Ringgren Lovén in January after his family abandoned him over accusations of witchcraft.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has come under fire for hosting a lavish $1 million celebration for his 92nd birthday in a number of locations, including a drought-stricken region of the struggling nation, reports The Washington Post.

Two female suicide bombers between the ages of 17 and 20 reportedly blew themselves up this week in a camp in northeastern Nigeria designed to protect people trying to escape Boko Haram terrorists, killing at least 58 people.

In what one researcher calls the "new El Dorado for the prostitution business," there are now between 13,500 and 18,500 Chinese sex workers providing services in countries like Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria.

Aliko Dangote isn’t a  name known to many in the U.S., but in Africa Dangote is well known as  the richest person on the continent.…

Houses were torched, suicide bombers detonated devices, and militants opened fire near Nigeria's largest northeastern city.