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Mugabe cap row official suspended

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Mugabe reverted to wearing a previous cap, also thought to be too small, for the October ceremony A University of Zimbabwe official has been suspended for allegedly supplying President Robert Mugabe with an ill-fitting graduation cap. ...

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South Africa 24-13 Argentina

South Africa finished third at the World Cup as they eased past Argentina. A JP Pietersen try and Handre Pollard’s boot gave South Africa a 16-0 half-time lead before Nicolas Sanchez finally got the Pumas on the scoreboard. But Eben Etzebeth’s try put the Boks ...

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VIDEO: Zanzibar’s fading music scene

Famed for being the birthplace of Freddie Mercury, Zanzibar is also renowned in Africa for producing some of the continent’s most unique and vibrant music. However, with the recent cancellation of one of East Africa’s leading festivals – Sauti za Busara ...

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VIDEO: India embraces Africa’s leaders

In an attempt to improve ties and increase trade with countries across Africa, India has rolled out the red carpet to about 50 African leaders in New Delhi. When it comes to foreign investment in Africa, China has dominated – but could the slowdown in Chinese growth be

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Nigeria arrests over ‘$90 baby sale’

Six people have been arrested in south-eastern Nigeria for allegedly selling a two-week old baby. Police in Cross River state said those arrested included the baby’s mother, who said extreme poverty forced to sell her child for around $90 (£60). Correspondents say the ...

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Elections ‘only way out’ for CAR

Media caption‘ Elections will happen this year ‘ – C A R interim President The interim leader of Central African Republic has told the BBC that delayed elections must be held in the troubled country before the end of this year. “There is no ...

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Nigeria crackdown on fake bank accounts

Image caption There was a last-minute rush to register in June before the deadline was extended Millions of Nigerians could lose electronic access to their bank accounts as a deadline for a compulsory biometric registration expires shortly. Nigeria’s central bank said ...

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Aubameyang eyes Spain after Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he will move to Spain’s La Liga – not the English Premier League – when he eventually decides to leave the German club. The Gabon international, 26, is the joint top scorer in the Bundesliga with 13 ...

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Yemen refugees choosing to return to a failed state

Image copyright WFP/Karel Prinsloo Image caption The UN says numbers fleeing to the Horn of Africa will continue to grow over the next year “Refugees and migrants”, a recent report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) noted, “arrive after ...

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Living under a shadow of fear in Central African Republic

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some Bangui residents still do not feel safe in their homes and seek refuge in nearby camps Working days start early in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, and they end early too because of a dusk-to-dawn curfew. The country has

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