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VIDEO: Trying to tackle albino abuse with film

A new film is trying to raise awareness of the plight of albinos in Tanzania and Malawi. There has been a sharp rise in attacks on people with albinism, a congenital condition where there’s a lack of pigmentation in the skin. Albinos have been murdered and maimed, ...

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March 31st, 2015

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VIDEO: Nigeria election in facts and figures

Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari appears to be on the verge of a historic victory over Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, with most votes counted. Gen Buhari, a former military ruler, is ahead by almost three million votes, with results still to come from just three ...

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Reading project wins Lindgren Award

Praesa was founded in Cape Town in 1992 A reading project aimed at children and young people in South Africa has been named the winner of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Praesa, or Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, was rewarded for ...

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March 31st, 2015

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Mining massacre report given to Zuma

The Marikana massacre is the most deadly police action since the end of white minority rule in 1994 The findings of an inquiry into the killings of 34 miners in South Africa have been given to President Jacob Zuma. Police shot dead the workers during a protest over wages at ...

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March 31st, 2015

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Opposition wins Nigeria election

Supporters of Muhammadu Buhari celebrated as the results came in Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win presidential elections in Nigeria. Gen Buhari’s party said his opponent, incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, had admitted ...

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Who is Trevor Noah?

South Africans are overjoyed at the news that Trevor Noah will replace John Stewart on the Daily Show. The 31-year-old comedian comes from the country’s biggest township of Soweto. He is the son of a black South African woman of Xhosa background and a white Swiss man. ...

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Is fibre key to connecting Africa?

In the developed world fibre optic cables like this are what keep many people connected The elite of Kenya’s much-heralded entrepreneurship revolution work in an ultra-modern. co-working space overlooking the bustle of Nairobi. Their businesses are reliant on the ...

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South Africa power chairman quits

South Africa is struggling to produce enough energy to meets its needs The chairman of South Africa’s power utility has resigned following calls for him to be sacked over allegations of interfering with operations. Eskom made the announcement after deliberating with ...

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March 31st, 2015

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Buhari ahead in tight Nigeria poll

The announcement of the results was suspended late on Monday night Partial results from Nigeria’s election give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari a narrow lead over the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan. With more than half of Nigeria’s 36 states declared, ...

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March 31st, 2015

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Uganda circumcision truck fights HIV

Uganda’s mobile circumcision truck has one clear goal: to get as many men and boys as possible circumcised safely. According to the team, they have helped more than 80,000 undergo the procedure in the past five years. Looking from the outside you would not expect much.

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