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Born free in South Africa

25 April 2014 Last updated at 16:33 South Africa’s so-called “born-free” generation now accounts for some 40% of the population. Born since the country’s first fully democratic elections in 1994, they have grown up without apartheid and the struggles ...

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April 26th, 2014

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VIDEO: Cape Town: The new cinematic hub

International production houses are flocking to South Africa, to use both their studios and their landscapes. Cape Town Film Studios is luring in big-budget Hollywood productions from houses such as 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Warner. Among the most famous films to come ...

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April 26th, 2014

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Nigeria abductions: ‘My family is crying and grieving’

25 April 2014 Last updated at 14:00 Chibok is in shock over the abduction of the girls whose whereabouts remain a mystery A man whose sister and two nieces are among the 190 schoolgirls being held by suspected Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria tells the BBC about ...

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April 25th, 2014

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VIDEO: 20 years of social change in S Africa

South Africans will celebrate “Freedom Day” this weekend – a celebration of 20 years of democracy. On 27 April 1994, millions of black people were able to vote in the first free and fair elections. Milton Nkosi reports on two decades of change. Article ...

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April 25th, 2014

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South Africa election: Stay connected

25 April 2014 Last updated at 11:24 South Africans will be going to the polls on Wednesday 7 May to vote in the country’s election. Freedom Day on Sunday 27 April will mark 20 years since the end of apartheid in South Africa. It will be the first time that ...

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April 25th, 2014

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Somali shock over ‘lost’ stowaway

25 April 2014 Last updated at 20:29 A Hawaiian Airlines spokeswoman said the teenager was “exceptionally lucky” to have survived the flight The mother of a Somali teenager who survived a US flight in a wheel well has told the BBC of her shock and relief to ...

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April 25th, 2014

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Africa in pictures: 18-24 April 2014

For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27148447#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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April 25th, 2014

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Ahly eager to avoid humiliating exit

Egyptians Al Ahly want to avoid a second continental exit within two months when they defend a one-goal Confederation Cup lead at Moroccans Difaa El-Jadidi this weekend. The Cairo ‘Red Devils’ were shock losers to Libyans Al Ahli Benghazi in the final qualifying ...

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April 25th, 2014

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Nigeria delays Biafran war film

25 April 2014 Last updated at 16:27 Director Biyi Bandele (l) and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recently attended the premiere in Lagos Nigeria’s film board has delayed the release of Half of a Yellow Sun, a film about the Biafran war. The film, by Nigerian-born ...

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April 25th, 2014

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Call to end vaccine ‘nightmare’

25 April 2014 Last updated at 14:32 By Tulip Mazumdar Global health reporter Getting vaccines to children in remote parts of developing countries can be a logistical nightmare, not least because of the requirement to keep them cold. But the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres ...

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April 25th, 2014

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