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Ancient civilization still going strongupdated Mon Dec 29 2014 14:38:14

CNN's Ian Lee meets Nubians who have flourished on the banks of the Mighty Nile for thousands of years.

Sailing with 'Man of the Nile'updated Mon Dec 29 2014 10:10:53

CNN's Ian Lee explores treacherous waters with a captain who was born on the Mighty Nile.

Backstage at the Lagos Photo Festivalupdated Sun Dec 21 2014 08:56:28

CNN's Soni Methu meets Stephen Sangotoye who says the world is waiting to discover Nigerian art.

Striking photos capture Nigerian lifeupdated Sun Dec 21 2014 08:30:26

CNN's Soni Methu meets prize-winning photographers and artists behind thought-provoking images, including Afose Sulayman.

Game-changing convention center takes shapeupdated Mon Dec 15 2014 09:27:22

CNN's Soni Methu visits the Calabar International Convention Centre which is set to open in early 2015.

Nigeria's mind-blowing super-stadiumupdated Mon Dec 15 2014 09:05:35

CNN's Soni Methu visits Nigeria's state-of-the-art Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo.

Kenyan politician stands outupdated Mon Dec 08 2014 12:09:56

CNN's Soni Methu meets Shakeel Shabbir Ahmed, one of the country's few MPs of Asian origin.

What it's like to be Asian in Kenyaupdated Mon Dec 08 2014 12:01:45

CNN's Soni Methu travels along the path of the Uganda Railway and explores how this group has contributed to Kenya.

What brought Asians to Kenya?updated Mon Dec 08 2014 11:48:21

The historic Uganda railway holds immense meaning for a group of Africans. CNN's Soni Methu reports.

Making music by creating instrumentsupdated Mon Dec 01 2014 12:12:10

Explore the unique and beautiful musical heritage of Madagascar.

Dancing to the sound of a nationupdated Mon Dec 01 2014 12:11:39

Madagascans dance to the sound of their music that celebrates the heritage and biodiversity of the island.

Exploring musical Madagascarupdated Mon Dec 01 2014 12:11:08

Hear the sounds of Madagascar, an African island nation that features traditional music as unique as its biodiversity.

Olajumoke Adenowo's favourite buildingsupdated Mon Dec 01 2014 12:07:42

Architect Olajumoke Adenowo speaks about the accolades she's received for her designs as well as her vision.

Tracking world's most famous chimpsupdated Mon Nov 24 2014 08:34:41

CNN's Soni Methu visits Gombe Stream National Park, home to some of the most famous chimpanzees in the world.

Fishing in world's longest fresh water lakeupdated Mon Nov 24 2014 08:25:57

CNN's Soni Methu explores the impact of deforestation on Lake Tanganyika where fishing is critical for local communities.

Conservationists fight deforestationupdated Mon Nov 24 2014 08:05:40

CNN's Soni Methu travels to a Tanzanian village where locals are educated on sustainable agricultural techniques.

S. African journalists confront the truthupdated Mon Nov 17 2014 08:59:48

Inside Africa meets the winners of the GE Energy & Infrastructure Award at this year's African Journalist Awards.

Top photographer captures Westgate terrorupdated Mon Nov 17 2014 08:57:14

Inside Africa meets Joseph Mathenge -- the overall winner at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards.

Behind the scenes at African Journalist Awardsupdated Mon Nov 17 2014 08:45:45

CNNs' Soni Methu looks back at highlights from the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards which were held in Tanzania.

Can a text message save a life?updated Mon Nov 10 2014 14:04:49

CNN's Soni Methu explores how a simple SMS can help save lives in rural Zambia.

Tablet-based learning takes off in Zambiaupdated Mon Nov 10 2014 13:58:19

CNN's Soni Methu looks at how technology is transforming education in the remote community of Lukulu.

Tech changes lives in Zambiaupdated Mon Nov 10 2014 13:37:29

CNN's Soni Methu gets an up close look at the impact tech is having across the country.

How to grow your own foodupdated Mon Nov 03 2014 07:11:12

Soil for Life is a South African organization teaching people how to look after the planet. CNN's Soni Methu reports.

Food garden transforms struggling schoolupdated Mon Nov 03 2014 06:56:47

CNN's Soni Methu explores how a food garden has improved the lives of students at Cape Town's Cavalleria Primary School.

Cape Town hearts city farmsupdated Mon Nov 03 2014 06:43:11

CNN's Soni Methu explores innovative spaces, including rooftops and parking lots, where people are growing their own food.

Exciting art defines Zambian lifeupdated Mon Oct 27 2014 10:47:17

CNN's Soni Methu meets young sculptors who are inspired by their heritage to create unique works of art.

Basket weaving empowers womenupdated Mon Oct 27 2014 10:44:50

CNN's Soni Methu looks at how basket weaving helps Zambian women support their families and send children to school.

Zambia's colorful art come to lifeupdated Mon Oct 27 2014 10:26:01

CNN's Soni Methu explores how Zambia's rich artistic culture can be seen in all parts of the country.

Living in harmony with wildlifeupdated Mon Oct 20 2014 12:04:43

CNN's Soni Methu looks at how conservancies are working with local communities to help them live alongside big game in Namibia.

Namibia leads way in anti-poachingupdated Mon Oct 20 2014 10:47:21

CNN's Soni Methu looks at efforts taken by the country to support well-managed legal hunting.

Namibia embraces conservationupdated Mon Oct 20 2014 10:43:21

CNN's Soni Methu explores how local communities are taking the lead in preserving the country's wildlife.

Rwandan athletes embrace a new sportupdated Mon Oct 13 2014 09:38:11

CNN's Inside Africa travels to Rwanda where the sport of cricket is growing in popularity and uniting communities.

Rwanda cricket star helps teach childrenupdated Mon Oct 13 2014 09:37:59

Rwanda under 19's cricket captain, Don Mugisha takes CNN's Inside Africa to his hometown.

Learning about AIDS through sportsupdated Mon Oct 13 2014 09:37:39

"Cricket without Boundaries" teaches young people in Rwanda about the risk of AIDS through workshops.

Meet Ghana's power girlsupdated Wed Oct 08 2014 12:50:04

CNN's Soni Methu meets some of country's female trendsetters who are challenging the traditional roles of women in Ghana.

Strength of Ghanaian womenupdated Mon Oct 06 2014 10:53:17

CNN's Soni Methu spends time the country's next generation to hear their dreams and what the future holds for them.

Female filmmaker tackles tough subjectsupdated Mon Oct 06 2014 10:31:30

CNN's Soni Methu meets an award winning movie director who's re-writing the future of women in Ghanaian film.

What is a 'whale crier'?updated Tue Sep 30 2014 05:56:46

CNN's Soni Methu meets Eric Davalala the "whale crier" in South Africa's Western Cape.

Whale crier shares tricks of the tradeupdated Mon Sep 29 2014 11:53:36

CNN's Soni Methu meets Eric Davalala, the world's only whale crier.

Whale watching in the Western Capeupdated Mon Sep 29 2014 11:53:03

CNN's Soni Methu takes an eco-friendly sea kayaking tour in South Africa.

Magnificence of Western Capeupdated Mon Sep 29 2014 11:31:00

CNN's Soni Methu explores South Africa's Western Cape and meets a parkranger with an expertise in flowers.

Wildlife sanctuary saves orphaned animalsupdated Mon Sep 22 2014 12:23:19

CNN's Soni Methu visits Malawi's only wildlife sanctuary for orphaned and injured wild animals.

See animals return to the wildupdated Mon Sep 22 2014 12:22:32

Inside Africa visits the Kasungu National Park where orphaned and injured animals are released.

Students learn to respect wildlifeupdated Mon Sep 22 2014 12:21:00

CNN's Soni Methu looks at how Malawian students are learning about wildlife preservation.

Why Ghana's disable face uphill battleupdated Mon Sep 15 2014 12:37:48

CNN's Soni Methu meets Max Vardon who is working hard to change perceptions about disability in the country.

Double amputee pumps ironupdated Mon Sep 15 2014 12:32:09

Inside Africa meets paralympic powerlifter Charles Narh Teye who has turned tribulation into triumph.

Turning disability into opportunityupdated Mon Sep 15 2014 12:22:52

Inside Africa meets some of Ghana's disabled sporting greats. CNN's Soni Methu reports.

Sufi brotherhood preserves spiritualityupdated Mon Sep 08 2014 08:23:38

Inside Africa meets the master of the Hamadcha brotherhood which is active in the ancient Moroccan city of Fes.

Designer transforms Moroccan fashionupdated Mon Sep 08 2014 08:19:29

Inside Africa meets Ibrahim Zeghari Mouhib who is putting a new twist on traditional methods.

Old meets new in medieval cityupdated Mon Sep 08 2014 07:49:02

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Morocco's oldest city Fes is working to maintain its ancient traditions.

The formation of Africa's biggest canyonupdated Mon Sep 01 2014 08:33:38

CNN's Soni Methu meets Manfred Goldbeck who shares his extensive knowledge of Namibia's Fish River Canyon.

Trailing through ancient canyonupdated Mon Sep 01 2014 08:14:01

CNN's Soni Methu takes a mule trail tour to the bottom of Namibia's incredible Fish River Canyon.

A walk through time in Namibiaupdated Mon Sep 01 2014 07:59:44

CNN's Soni Methu explores the magnificent rock formations and ancient trees dotted all over the Fish River Canyon.

Lupita effect inspires Kenyansupdated Mon Aug 25 2014 10:37:39

CNN's Soni Methu explore how Hollywood star Lupita Nyong'o is inspiring members of Kenya's creative arts industry.

Following in Lupita's footstepsupdated Mon Aug 25 2014 10:32:08

CNN's Soni Methu visits Lupita's old drama school and meets students inspired by her success.

Lupita's African breakthroughupdated Mon Aug 25 2014 10:03:33

Meet the TV producer responsible for casting Lupita Nyong'o in MTV's "Shuga" -- making her a star on the African continent.

Life of a Rwandan fishermanupdated Mon Aug 18 2014 10:12:20

CNN's Soni Methu takes a boat ride and learns how to use traditional methods of catching fish.

Beautiful beaches boost tourismupdated Mon Aug 18 2014 10:07:26

CNN's Soni Methu visits Lake Kivu's beaches and shows how these are boosting tourism in Rwanda.

Rwanda's 'exploding lake'updated Mon Aug 18 2014 09:50:04

Lake Kivu which has more methane gas than any other lake in the world. CNN's Soni Methu reports.

Politicians brawl on cameraupdated Fri Aug 15 2014 13:10:09

A Ukrainian parliament member takes a swing at a fellow member after clashing over support for troops in the East.

Journey down Malawi's largest riverupdated Mon Aug 04 2014 09:09:52

Inside Africa explores abundant populations of elephants and birds along the Shire River.

Lake Malawi's spectacular fishupdated Mon Aug 04 2014 09:04:35

Inside Africa explores Lake Malawi which is home many species of fish found nowhere else in the world.

The warm heart of Africaupdated Mon Aug 04 2014 08:55:33

Inside Africa's new host Soni Methu visits Malawi, a country known for its friendly people.

African mask reveals hidden truthupdated Mon Jul 28 2014 07:28:17

Kinshasa-based artist Dickisongele Zatuma talks about his exciting work focusing on masks, time and nature.

Kinshasa's trash-to-treasure artupdated Mon Jul 28 2014 07:08:58

Victor Mbondo describes his work as a fusion of painting, photography and installation.

Kinshasa's thriving art sceneupdated Mon Jul 28 2014 07:05:57

Inside Africa meets the next generation of talent at one of Africa's premier art academies in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The soundtrack of Mauritiusupdated Mon Jul 14 2014 06:42:42

Inside Africa travels to Mauritius to find out how different visitors have left their mark on the island.

How volcanos shaped Mauritiusupdated Mon Jul 14 2014 06:42:25

Inside Africa visits the island nation of Mauritius to find out how the scars of volcanic activity has shaped the island.

Tasting the fruits of paradiseupdated Mon Jul 14 2014 06:42:03

The best way to experience the food of Mauritius is by touring the island nation's bustling marketplaces.

Congolese returnee strikes goldupdated Mon Jul 07 2014 06:17:14

Alain Yav talks about leaving a corporate job in South Africa to contribute to the future of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kinshasa's Western-style supermarketupdated Mon Jul 07 2014 06:15:09

Olivier Ndombasi explains how his family has helped change how business is done in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

From war to booming metropolisupdated Mon Jul 07 2014 06:11:27

Inside Africa explores what makes the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo one of Africa's fastest growing cities.

Island nation fights povertyupdated Mon Jun 30 2014 08:41:07

Inside Africa looks at how the island nation uses education to empower its youth and preserve Madagascar's precious resources.

Madagascar's natural medicineupdated Mon Jun 30 2014 08:25:55

Inside Africa looks at how natural remedies from the island nation are growing popular around the world.

Madagascar's healing plantsupdated Mon Jun 30 2014 08:18:51

Many of the plant species found in Madagascar exist nowhere else in the world.

Unlocking Senegal's pastupdated Mon Jun 23 2014 11:02:31

Inside Africa meets Dema Mboup, a storyteller dedicated to preserving the rich history of West African society.

A hub for African artupdated Mon Jun 23 2014 09:33:12

Manthia Diawara explains how Dakar has become a center for African art.

Reviving Senegal's textile industryupdated Mon Jun 23 2014 09:19:27

Textile designer Aissa Dione talks about the country's rich textile industry which was brought over by the Portuguese.

Dive into Mauritius' underwater worldupdated Mon Jun 16 2014 20:05:31

Inside Africa explores Mauritius' coral reefs, which form a natural barrier protecting the shoreline against large waves.

Preserving a tropical paradiseupdated Mon Jun 16 2014 20:02:45

Inside Africa visits the island nation of Mauritius, formed by underwater volcanic eruptions millions of years ago.

Mauritius fights climate changeupdated Mon Jun 16 2014 14:14:30

Inside Africa meets Venetia Bellers who says climate change is a reality on the small island nation.

Tasting South Africa's finest winesupdated Mon Jun 09 2014 10:47:24

Luvo Ntezo is one of the country's top sommeliers and always eager to share South African wine with the world.

Cheese maker's secrets revealedupdated Mon Jun 09 2014 10:45:25

South African cheese maker Jacko van Beulen reveals the process of cheese-making using only the finest ingredients.

A culinary tour of Cape Townupdated Mon Jun 09 2014 10:20:04

Inside Africa meets Luke Dale-Roberts, the chef behind some of the city's most flavorsome experimental dishes.

Coastal town boasts cultural fusionupdated Mon Jun 02 2014 14:27:38

Lamu is one of the oldest inhabited Swahili towns in East Africa and characterized by distinct architecture, traditional coral stone buildings.

Lamu's old world charmupdated Mon Jun 02 2014 13:18:32

Inside Africa meets locals who are preserving the history and cultural traditions of the Kenyan coastal town.

Can sand transform lives?updated Mon Jun 02 2014 13:01:27

Inside Africa meets local construction workers collecting sand used as building material in the Swahili village of Lamu, Kenya.

Mozambique's unspoiled islandsupdated Mon May 26 2014 12:56:54

Inside Africa explores Quirimbas Archipelago, a string of islands lying off the northern shore of Mozambique.

Diving in coastal Mozambiqueupdated Mon May 26 2014 12:56:08

The city of Pemba, Mozambique has white beaches, abundant marine life, and is a prime destination for offshore diving and snorkeling.

Fishing port transformed for the futureupdated Mon May 26 2014 12:52:04

Inside Africa visits the Mozambican city of Pemba which boasts rich culture and ancient history.

Paradise partying in the Seychellesupdated Mon May 19 2014 10:00:51

CNN's Ian Lee travels to the Seychelles to experience the unique culture of the African paradise.

Culture fusion in the Seychellesupdated Mon May 19 2014 10:00:37

For generations travelers have flocked to the Seychelles bringing with them a variety of arts and cultures.

Carnival in the Seychelles?updated Mon May 19 2014 10:00:23

Children in the Seychelles learn about different cultures through dance and song at the annual carnival.

Just a Band: The super nerd super groupupdated Thu May 15 2014 05:54:04

Kenyan group "Just a Band" is blurring the boundaries of music, animation and film making.

Kenyan musicians create web buzzupdated Sun May 11 2014 08:11:49

In Nairobi, Kenya many musicians are using the internet to create buzz before releasing their first album.

Bringing soul to the streets of Nairobiupdated Sun May 11 2014 08:11:38

Zain Verjee meets the musicians competing for stardom in Nairobi's budding music scene.

Keeping horse racing alive in Kenyaupdated Tue May 06 2014 07:09:12

Inside Africa visits the country's only horse racing track and meets some of the passionate jockeys.