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VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel’s Ethiopian diva

Ester Rada is an arresting young singer-songwriter with a rich musical heritage. Her Ethiopian roots are clearly audible in her music. But so is the influence of Israel where she grew up and now lives. Her EP, Life Happens, released in 2013, was a confident debut showcasing ...

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February 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Has US failed South Sudan?

When South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011, the United States was described as the “midwife” at the birth of the world’s newest nation because of decades of diplomatic investment. But just 18 months later, a brutal conflict erupted, in which ...

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February 28th, 2015

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Township Rollers warn Kaizer Chiefs

Botswanans Township Rollers are predicting the downfall of South Africans Kaizer Chiefs this weekend even though they have never won a Champions League tie. Favoured Chiefs snatched a 2-1 preliminary-round, first-leg victory two weeks ago thanks to a stoppage-time header ...

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February 28th, 2015

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Tiote unlikely to return this season

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote is unlikely to play again this season having undergone a knee operation. The 28-year-old had surgery on Sunday to fix the injury that kept him out of much of Ivory’s Coast’s triumphant Africa Cup of Nations campaign. Magpies head

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February 27th, 2015

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Rwanda singer planned to kill Kagame

27 February 2015 Last updated at 17:15 Kizito Mihigo’s arrest in April 2014 came as a shock to many Rwandans A popular Rwandan singer has been jailed for 10 years after being convicted of planning to kill President Kagame and inciting hatred against the government. ...

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February 27th, 2015

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VIDEO: Sudan’s president at UAE arms fair

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, who is subject to arrest warrants for genocide and crimes against humanity, has attended the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is the first major weapons fair to be held in the

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February 27th, 2015

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VIDEO: Expanding Zimbabwe’s platinum mines

Resource nationalism – whereby governments assert control over national resources located on their territory – is becoming an increasing trend in Africa, with many looking to beef-up their coffers with royalty payments. Zimbabwe’s platinum is processed in ...

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February 27th, 2015

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Somali pirates free Thai fishermen

27 February 2015 Last updated at 18:49 The fishermen were able to ring their families on Friday after nearly five years Four Thai nationals seized from a fishing vessel by Somali pirates nearly five years ago have been released, the UN and local officials have said. It is ...

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February 27th, 2015

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VIDEO: African doll in a Barbie world

The blonde, blue-eyed Californian Barbie doll made by the toy giant Mattel has dominated the market for decades. But in Nigeria one entrepreneur saw a gap in the market when he was unable to find a suitable black doll for his daughter. Seven years later, Taofick Okoya sells ...

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February 27th, 2015

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De Villiers sets record in SA win

AB de Villiers hit the fastest ever 150 in one-day internationals as South Africa condemned West Indies to a crushing 257-run defeat in Sydney. De Villiers took 64 deliveries to reach 150, beating the previous best, set by Australia’s Shane Watson, by 19 balls. He ...

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February 27th, 2015

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