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What’s Up Africa: The perfect gift for Grace Mugabe?

Satirist Ikenna Azuike considers Robert Mugabe’s ideal gift for his wife Grace, Nigeria’s economic growth and why a fruit is causing a stir in Egypt, in the latest episode of What’s Up Africa. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42118503

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November 25th, 2017

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‘I opened my own big cat sanctuary at 16’ in South Africa

Savannah Heuser fell in love with lions while on holiday in Zambia. And when she saw a photo of a caged, declawed lioness on social media, she knew she had to do something to help. At age 16, she opened the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary on her family’s farm in South Africa. ...

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November 25th, 2017

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Emmerson Mnangagwa: Who is the man known as the ‘crocodile’?

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president, following the resignation of Robert Mugabe. But who is the man who ousted his predecessor? And how did he get the nickname “the crocodile”? Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42111673

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November 25th, 2017

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Morocco prays for rain as shortage threatens agriculture

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption The country faced a drought in 2016 that caused a major drop in food production The king of Morocco called for all mosques in the country to pray for rain on Friday, amid a shortage threatening the country’s agriculture. King ...

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November 25th, 2017

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Egypt attack: President Sisi pledges forceful response

Media captionAmbulances rushed to the scene of the attack Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to respond with “the utmost force” after 235 people were killed at a North Sinai mosque during Friday prayers. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir ...

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November 25th, 2017

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Emmerson Mnangagwa: Who is the man known as the ‘crocodile’?

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president, following the resignation of Robert Mugabe. But who is the man who ousted his predecessor? And how did he get the nickname “the crocodile”?

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November 24th, 2017

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Zimbabwe still faces an economic struggle

After nearly four decades in power, the reins of power were pulled away from Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe. But what next for the country’s battered economy? From the capital Harare, the BBC’s Taurai Maduna explains the economic problems facing a post-Mugabe ...

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November 24th, 2017

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Zimbabweans share hopes under President Emmerson Mnangagwa

As Emmerson Mnangawa is sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president, a pensioner, an activist and a white farmer share their hopes for the future under the new leader. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42111668

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November 24th, 2017

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Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque

Image copyright EPA Image caption The militants targeted a mosque near al-Arish Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was targeted ...

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November 24th, 2017

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Zimbabwe’s new president Mnangagwa vows to ‘re-engage’ with world

Media captionPresident Mnangagwa called Robert Mugabe “a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader” Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to re-engage the country with the world, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe. In ...

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November 24th, 2017

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