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Kenyans mourn comedian ‘Mzee Ojwang’

Benson Wanjau was on the TV screens across East Africa for many years Kenyans have held a funeral for comic star Benson Wanjau, known to many by the name of his popular TV character “Mzee Ojwang”. He died of pneumonia at hospital earlier in July aged 78 years ...

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July 29th, 2015

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Two bailed over Zimbabwe lion killing

Hunter Theo Bronkhorst (left) and landowner Honest Ndlovu are facing poaching charges Two men accused of helping a US tourist hunt and kill Zimbabwe’s most famous lion have been released on bail. Professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst and farm owner Honest Ndlovu, were ...

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July 29th, 2015

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‘No border’ for anti-Boko Haram army

Cameroon has had to increase its military presence in the north to fight Nigeria-based militants Multinational troops fighting Boko Haram in West Africa will be able to pursue the militants across borders, Nigeria’s presidential spokesman says. Garba Shehu told the BBC

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July 29th, 2015

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VIDEO: Human trafficking in 60 secs

The BBC’s David Eades takes a look at the global reach of human trafficking. Video Journalist: Paul Ivan Harris Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-33680855#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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July 29th, 2015

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VIDEO: If Africa was a bar

If Africa was a bar what would your country be drinking or doing there? Thousands of Africans have been debating this very question after a tweet posted by Siyanda Moutsiwa, a writer from Botswana. It’s resulted in a series of funny, stereotypical and sometimes serious

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July 29th, 2015

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Nigeria ex-minister ‘stole $6bn’

Nigeria has asked US and other western countries to help it recover stolen funds A former government minister in Nigeria stole $6bn (£3.8bn) of public money, a state governor has alleged. Adams Oshiomhole said US officials informed President Muhammadu Buhari of the alleged ...

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Desmond Tutu returns to hospital

Nelson Mandela appointed Archbishop Tutu to head the Truth and Reconciliation Commission after the end of apartheid South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu has returned to hospital just a week after being discharged. He has what has only been described as a ...

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Pair due in court over Cecil the lion

Walter Palmer, who killed Cecil, said he had no idea the lion was a “local favourite” Two men are due to appear in court in Zimbabwe later over the killing of Cecil, the country’s most famous lion. Professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst and farm owner Honest ...

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July 29th, 2015

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Tunisia beach attack: What’s the security situation?

A month on from the armed attack that killed 38 people, 30 of whom were British, in the resort town of Sousse, the Tunisian government is still grappling with its security responses to the threat of terrorism. The UN estimates 5,500 Tunisians (1,500 more than previous ...

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July 29th, 2015

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Ebola: ‘Isn’t that over yet?’

Ebola has killed thousands during this outbreak When I told people earlier this month that I was off to West Africa again to cover the Ebola outbreak, the resounding response was, “Isn’t that over yet?” The short answer is no, but there is a lot more to it ...

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July 29th, 2015

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