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  • 01:58 Ghana's Ashanti Queen Honoured With Elaborate Four-day Funeral

    Ghana's Ashanti Queen Honoured With Elaborate Four-day Funeral

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    Thousands gathered in Ghana's Kumasi this week to celebrate the life of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem the second. The Ashanti queen died at the age of one hundred and 11 last year. She was the mother of the Asantehene -- King of the Ashanti -- an ancient em

  • 02:46 Ethiopians Commemorate Religious And Cultural Festival

    Ethiopians Commemorate Religious And Cultural Festival

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    Ethiopians are celebrating the Epiphany. Also known as the Timkat Festival, the celebrations commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ. Every year, millions of orthodox Ethiopians come together for religious rituals and traditional dancing. In recent years,

  • 01:04 Celebrations Held In Harare To Mark The Year Of The Roster

    Celebrations Held In Harare To Mark The Year Of The Roster

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    In Zimbabwe, a lavish event was held in the capital, Harare to celebrate the year of the roster. Let's take a look

  • 01:21 Commemoration Of The Battle Of Isandlwana

    Commemoration Of The Battle Of Isandlwana

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    KWA ZULU NATAL, 21 January 2017 - Thousands of people gathered on Saturday at Nquthu for the commemoration of the Battle of Isandlwana. The battle, which took place on January 22, 1879 represents the most glorious moment in Zulu military history​.

  • 01:31 Historic Egyptian Museum Reopens Years After Car Bomb Attack

    Historic Egyptian Museum Reopens Years After Car Bomb Attack

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    The Museum of Islamic Art has reopened its doors to the public in Egypt. The historic building was attacked and badly damaged in 2014. For the past two years, experts have been hard at work restoring the museum to its former glory. Cornelis Vaandrager rep

  • 02:38 New Exhibition In Tanzania Looks At Country's Years Under German Rule

    New Exhibition In Tanzania Looks At Country's Years Under German Rule

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    In Tanzania, a new exhibition at the National Museum, examines the brutal role German occupiers played in the country's history. The display includes depictions of executions and videos highlighting the exploitation of millions of people. It's also raised

  • 02:57 More Awareness Needed To Help Albinos Fight Stigma

    More Awareness Needed To Help Albinos Fight Stigma

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    Let's turn to an emotive issue on the continent. In many countries across Africa, there is a belief that people living with Albinism bring luck or have magical powers. Others view the condition as a curse. This has had devastating consequences for those w

  • 01:55 Discussion On Underage Marriage And Polygamy Ongoing In Nigeria

    Discussion On Underage Marriage And Polygamy Ongoing In Nigeria

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    In Nigeria, a senior Muslim cleric and former central bank governor has suggested Islamic marriage reforms. Muhammadu Sanusi has announced that men shouldn't take more than one wife if they can't afford to look after multiple spouses. His controversial co

  • 28:55 Faces Of Africa - Polygamous Love

    Faces Of Africa - Polygamous Love

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    According to the Maasai culture, having many wives and children is an indication of wealth. Young girls from as little as 15 years old are married off by their fathers. In this episode, "Faces of Africa" follows the story of an 11 year old girl, Eunice Mi

  • 04:02 Ancient Ethiopian Community Upholds Gadaa Traditions And Leadership

    Ancient Ethiopian Community Upholds Gadaa Traditions And Leadership

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    Let's turn to our special series on the Borana community in southern Ethiopia. Under a system of governance known as Gadaa, representatives from five royal lineages prepare for leadership. Each cycle lasts for eight years. At the start of a new era eligib

  • 02:19 Angola Celebrates Annual Carnival Despite Financial Cut-backs

    Angola Celebrates Annual Carnival Despite Financial Cut-backs

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    Angola's 2017 Luanda carnival was marked with processions full of colour, dance and music.The event held annually, showcases various cultures in the country. This year though, the festival was dogged by currency shortages and an economic crisis brought on

  • 03:04 Chief Stands Against Underage Marriages In Malawi

    Chief Stands Against Underage Marriages In Malawi

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    According to a recent survey by the United Nations, more than half of Malawi's girls are married off before the age of 18- with parental consent. However, this scenario is gradually changing. As CGTN's Dan Williams reports from Segovia, Spain, one chief h