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South Africa campus statue boarded up

The Rhodes Must Fall campaign saw the statue as a symbol of a lack of change in South Africa A colonial-era statue of Cecil Rhodes on a South African university campus has been boarded up after student protesters demanded its removal. The statue at the University of Cape ...

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March 30th, 2015

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UN to investigate ex-chief’s death

Dag Hammarskjold died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia in 1961 A United Nations enquiry into the mysterious death of former its former head Dag Hammarskjold is due to open. Mr Hammarskjold died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia in 1961, but the cause of the crash ...

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March 30th, 2015

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African comedian replaces Jon Stewart

South African comedian Trevor Noah is to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, the New York Times reports. The 31-year-old made his debut as a contributor to the nightly satirical show last December. His first appearance took aim at racial tensions in the US, saying: ...

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March 30th, 2015

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Nigeria vote ‘too close to call’

Counting is under way but the announcement of results has already been delayed Early results from Nigeria’s election show little separating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan, and ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. With eight states and the capital Abuja ...

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March 30th, 2015

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BBC News website changes for Africa coverage

Starting today, we’re expanding our coverage of Africa on the BBC News website. The most immediate change you will see is a new Africa Live Page which will help showcase the wealth of content that the BBC already produces from and about Africa. You can find the page, ...

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March 30th, 2015

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Janza feels ‘betrayed’ by Zambian FA

Outgoing Zambia coach Honour Janza says he feels “betrayed” by the way the country’s football association has gone about replacing him. The Football Association of Zambia said at Saturday’s annual general meeting it is to appoint a foreign coach. The ...

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March 30th, 2015

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Tense Nigeria awaits election result

The hotly contested election has been marred by problems with its voting system Nigeria’s election body says it expects to announce the first results of Saturday’s keenly contested presidential poll on Tuesday. Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan is facing a strong ...

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March 30th, 2015

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Count begins after close Nigeria vote

The hotly-contested election has been marred by problems with its voting system Counting is underway in Nigeria’s presidential election, with the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan facing a strong challenge from former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. The election commission ...

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March 30th, 2015

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Liberia’s top league set to resume

Liberia’s top football league is to resume next weekend after an eight-month break enforced by Ebola concerns, says the local Football Association (LFA). The deadly virus has accounted for more than 3,400 deaths in Liberia, which is tantalisingly close to eliminating ...

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March 29th, 2015

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Toure considering Ivory Coast future

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure says he will decide about his international future with the Ivory Coast this week. Toure captained his country to a first Africa Cup of Nations triumph since 1992 in Equitorial Guinea this year. And the 31-year-old midfielder suggested he ...

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March 29th, 2015

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