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VIDEO: Zimbabwe’s crocodile farms

In Zimbabwe, crocodile skin exports are worth close to $30m (£19m), as they are sent – mainly to Europe – to be crafted into handbags, boots and other accessories. But farming crocodiles is now quite an expensive, niche business. Setting up a profitable farm can ...

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November 1st, 2014

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The rise and fall of Blaise Compaore

31 October 2014 Last updated at 21:34 By Thomas Fessy BBC West Africa correspondent Blaise Compaore sparked public anger after he tried to extend his 27-year rule There was just one more year to go before change could finally come, through the next presidential election. ...

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November 1st, 2014

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VIDEO: Ebola news: 31 October in 15 secs

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said discrimination against aid workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is “unacceptable”. The medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) warned that some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures were having a

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November 1st, 2014

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Keshi re-appointed as Nigeria coach

Stephen Keshi has been officially re-appointed as Nigeria coach, two weeks after the Nigeria Football Federation replaced him with Shaibu Amodu. He returns after intervention from Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan. The 52-year-old had paid the price for poor results in ...

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