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Nigerian drones to fight oil theft

Image caption Many Nigerian oil wells are located near villages Nigeria is to deploy drones to monitor the movement of ships in an effort to curb the rampant oil theft in the country, the state oil firm says. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it wants to ...

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September 1st, 2015

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VIDEO: Bongani Khumalo on returning home

The European football transfer season closes on Tuesday evening, but one player has told the BBC about returning home to South Africa. Former Bafana Bafana captain Bongani Khumalo signed for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The ...

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Hero’s welcome for Kenyan athletes

Image caption The team was led by captain and 3,000 metres steeplechase gold medallist Ezekiel Kemboi Victorious Kenyan athletes have returned home to a hero’s welcome after they topped the medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time.

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Guinea migrant hides behind car engine

Image caption A Guinean man was found hiding under the bonnet of a Mercedes car A West African migrant entered the Spanish territory of Ceuta from Morocco curled up next to a car engine and another was hidden behind the back seat of the Mercedes-300 car. Spanish police found

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Nigeria ex-security adviser in court

Image caption Sambo Dasuki played a prominent role in Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram Nigeria’s sacked national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has appeared in court in the capital, Abuja, charged with illegally possessing weapons. Nigeria’s intelligence

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Al-Shabab attacks AU military base

Image caption Al-Shabab has lost most of its key strongholds in south and central Somalia Fighters from the al-Shabab militant Islamist group have overrun an African Union military base in southern Somalia, inflicting heavy casualties, witnesses have told the BBC. The ...

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VIDEO: African pop star’s unlikely comeback

Have you ever wondered what happens to pop stars after their fame has faded? In 1994 Giyani Kulani was working as a cleaner in a South African recording studio when he persuaded the producer to let him sing on a track. The song they made became a huge hit turning Kulani into

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VIDEO: Changing times in Somalia’s ‘pirate village’

There are warnings about a new outbreak of piracy off Somalia’s coast. It comes despite an international naval taskforce and British backed efforts to build stability onshore in the Horn of Africa. The BBC’s Africa correspondent Andrew Harding was one of the ...

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