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A guide to Khoisan culture and language

The Khoisan are South Africa’s oldest inhabitants but across the region they have often found themselves marginalised and dispossessed. But in South Africa’s Northern Cape province a small group of San, or Bushmen as they are sometimes called, are trying to keep ...

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June 29th, 2016

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Egypt deports Liliane Daoud, British-Lebanese talkshow host

Image copyright ONtv Official Instagram Image caption Liliane Daoud was deported shortly after announcing the termination of her contract with OnTV Egyptian authorities have deported a popular British-Lebanese television talkshow host, Liliane Daoud. Ms Daoud, a former BBC ...

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June 29th, 2016

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Beaten SA player reveals ‘death threats’

Kevin Anderson is the top-ranked South African player Kevin Anderson has revealed he received “death threats” after his first-round loss at Wimbledon on Monday. The South African world number 25 told BBC World Service Sport that he had received threats from ...

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June 29th, 2016

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Lesedi la Rona diamond set to be sold at auction for £52m

Media captionWorld’s largest uncut diamond to be auctioned in London The world’s largest uncut diamond is expected to be sold for more than £52m in an unprecedented auction in London. The Lesedi la Rona, almost the size of a tennis ball, was unearthed in Botswana

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June 29th, 2016

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Nigerian artist Emefiele: ‘My glasses protect women’

Nigerian visual artist Ndidi Emefiele uses recycled materials to explore the issue of gender inequality. Her ongoing series Rainbow depicts women in glasses made from used CDs that change colour according to the light. The BBC caught up with her at the Gallery of African Art

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June 28th, 2016

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Sadio Mane: Liverpool complete £34m signing of Southampton forward

Sadio Mane scored against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup quarter-final in December 2015 Liverpool have completed the signing of Sadio Mane for £34m from Southampton. He joins on a five-year deal and is Liverpool’s third summer signing after German goalkeeper Loris ...

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June 28th, 2016

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Helium discovery a ‘game-changer’

Image copyright BRIAN BELL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption Helium is used in science in microscopes Scientists have discovered a large helium gas field in Tanzania. With world supplies running out, the find is a “game-changer”, say geologists at Durham and ...

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June 28th, 2016

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Items from Israel Entebbe hostage rescue

Forty years ago, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris with more than 250 passengers and crew was hijacked before landing in Entebbe, Uganda. Following a week-long hostage situation, during which some passengers were released, an operation by Israeli forces saw all the

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June 28th, 2016

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African Union soldiers underpaid despite increased danger

African Union soldiers serving in Somalia have not received their deployment payments for at least six months. It comes at a time when the internationally backed AU force – AMISOM – has suffered major blows at the from Al Shabaab militants. On the last weekend of

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June 28th, 2016

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EgyptAir crash: Paris prosecutor opens manslaughter inquiry

Image copyright Alex Snow / Airteamimages.com Image caption EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean on 19 May The Paris prosecutor has opened a manslaughter investigation into last month’s EgyptAir plane crash. A spokeswoman told the ...

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June 28th, 2016

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