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Africa in pictures: 24-30 July 2015

Four die in car auction plane crash A pilot and three passengers die when Saudi-registered private jet crashes into a car auction site at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-33723646#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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July 31st, 2015

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Newcastle’s Mbemba teased on age

Newcastle defender Chancel Mbemba is teased by his international team-mates over the uncertainty over his age and birthday. Mbemba, whose move from Anderlecht for a fee of about £8m has been completed, is under a Fifa investigation for two registered birthdays in 1988 and ...

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July 31st, 2015

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VIDEO: ‘We are not locusts’

A Mauritian man who is living in the camp at Calais dubbed “the Jungle” has decided to give up trying to enter the UK. He has tried, unsuccessfully, many times to get in via the Channel Tunnel. BBC Africa’s Leone Ouedraogo found out that he has been trying ...

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July 31st, 2015

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Mali ‘religious sign’ draws crowds

People were drawn to come the image after seeing photos of it circulated by mobile phone Thousands of people in Mali’s capital, Bamako, are flocking to see what it believed to a religious sign on a wall that suddenly appeared last weekend. Many believe the white image ...

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July 31st, 2015

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Aubameyang signs new Dortmund deal

Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has extended his deal with the club until the end of the 2019-20 season. Aubameyang, 26, had been linked with a move to a number of European clubs including Premier League side Arsenal.  The Gabon international, who joined ...

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VIDEO: ‘Too many to count’ through Calais fence

The British government’s emergency committee will meet again on Friday to discuss the crisis over migrants trying to enter the country from France through the Channel Tunnel. Migrants have once more broken through police lines in the French port of Calais trying to ...

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July 31st, 2015

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VIDEO: Kenyan loans linked to soil quality

Agricultural produce remains Kenya’s largest export and in many parts of the country, the loss of fertile top soil is a major problem. Population growth, erosion and poor methods constantly threaten the viability of the soil and its ability to grow crops. But now, a ...

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VIDEO: Drawing female attention

President Obama’s visit to Kenya provided the country’s newspaper cartoonists with a lot to draw on. But what is it like being a cartoonist in a country which has fairly conservative values? To find out, Africa Business Report went along to meet Kenya’s ...

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July 31st, 2015

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Ebola vaccine results ‘remarkable’

A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection and could transform the way Ebola is tackled, preliminary results suggest. There were no proven drugs or vaccines against the virus at the start of the largest outbreak of Ebola in history, which began in ...

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July 31st, 2015

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South Africans find bargains Down Under

South African football clubs, who have long coveted top African talent to bolster their squads, are now turning to an unusual source for players to strengthen their rosters for the coming season. Instead of plundering the best talent in the southern African region, and ...

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July 31st, 2015

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