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Letter from Africa: Giving Kenyans a voice

31 January 2015 Last updated at 16:46 In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu, the presenter of a BBC debate programme on governance in Kenya that is ending, reflects on what he has learned in nearly three years travelling around the country. When I

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Tunisia v Equatorial Guinea

19:36 Foul by Fabiani (Equatorial Guinea). 18:55 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 17:55 Delay in match Felipe Ovono (Equatorial Guinea) because of an injury. 17:14 Foul by Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia). 17:14 Felipe Ovono (Equatorial Guinea) wins a free kick in the ...

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VIDEO: Benin beauty boss cashes in on shea butter

In West Africa, the nuts of the karite tree have been collected and processed into shea butter for hundreds of years. It can be used in cooking and some confectionary firms use it as a cocoa butter substitute, but shea butter’s primary use is as a cosmetic. Gilles ...

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No-one can stop us, declares Bolasie

DR Congo forward Yannick Bolasie believes his side can become unbeatable after their 4-2 win over Congo in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final. “We made it difficult for ourselves, they scored the first two goals. We have conceded first in every game and we have to

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Congo 2-4 DR Congo

83:08 Substitution Substitution Substitution, Congo. Fabrice N’Guessi replaces Arnold Bouka Moutou. 83:06 Substitution Substitution Substitution, Congo. Césaire Gandzé replaces Francis Litsingi. 82:44 Booking Booking Delvin N’Dinga (Congo) is shown the yellow ...

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Congo v DR Congo

MATCH PREVIEW DR Congo will be without injured skipper Youssouf Mulumbu, who also missed the final group game against Tunisia with a hamstring injury. They qualified with three draws and know they must be more clinical to progress further in the competition. Congo hope coach

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Has justice been done in South Africa?

30 January 2015 Last updated at 16:21 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter Former police colonel Eugene de Kock was in charge of the notorious Vlakplaas police unit It is not easy to find Vlakplaas – the small

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Islamic State eyes al-Qaeda lands

30 January 2015 Last updated at 22:09 Analysis By BBC Monitoring A still from a propaganda video showing the leader of IS in Khorasan, based around Afghanistan and Pakistan The Islamic State (IS) group has forged links with militants across North Africa and the Arabian ...

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Africa in pictures: 23-29 January 2015

30 January 2015 Last updated at 20:19 A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week: Flower girls prepare to enter a wedding reception in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, on Saturday as life slowly returns to normal in some Ebola-hit areas of the ...

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VIDEO: What’s Up Africa: Kenyan police quizzed

When police in Kenya used tear gas on primary schoolchildren protesting over a land grab of their playground, there was outrage across the country. In this week’s episode of What’s Up Africa, satirist Ikenna Azuike asks, “Whose side are the Kenyan police ...

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