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Alleged assault victim asked: ‘Do you think you were dressed appropriately?’

Image copyright youtube Image caption Reham Saeed accused a woman of provoking sexual harassment by wearing “revealing clothes” Thousands of Egyptians are turning on the TV host who said a victim of alleged sexual assault wore “revealing clothes”. The

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Tanzania’s John Magufuli in profile

Image copyright AFP The son of a peasant farmer, John Pombe Magufuli has won the election to become Tanzania’s next president on his 56th birthday – so it is the perfect gift for him. He was never part of the inner-circle of the governing Chama Cha Mapinduzi ...

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VIDEO: Push to strengthen India-Africa ties

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has called for a new partnership of prosperity between India and Africa. Mr Modi was speaking at the start of a gathering in Delhi of more than fifty African leaders to discuss boosting trade with India. He also announced a $10bn ...

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VIDEO: Could rugby rival football in Nigeria?

Rugby veterans in Nigeria are trying hard to save the game, which is struggling to match football for popularity. Introduced to Nigeria during WWII, its engagement with it has since diminished. The BBC’s Abdullahi Kaura Abubakar reports from a match in the northern ...

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Martins wins surprise Nigeria recall

Striker Obafemi Martins has won his first Nigeria call-up since March 2013 after being named in the squad to face Swaziland in a World Cup qualifier. Martins admitted he was surprised to be in coach Sunday Oliseh’s 23-man group for the two-legged tie, which will be ...

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VIDEO: Africa army medic’s life on front line

Military experts have been testing the capability of more than 5,500 troops and support staff as part of a major exercise in South Africa. Sergeant Chanetsa Gift, 37, is a Zimbabwean national. He is a military paramedic and has been in the forces for 15 years. He told the ...

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VIDEO: Africa’s new standby military force

A newly created African Standby Force, expected to operational from next year, could ease migration pressures on Europe. That’s according to military experts who have been testing the capability of more than 5,500 troops and support staff as part of a major exercise in

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Nigeria’s ‘most-wanted Islamists’ photos

Image copyright Nigeria army Image caption Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appears as number 97 and 100 on the list Nigeria’s army has published 100 photos of people whom it says are its most-wanted Boko Haram suspects. The army urged the public to phone special ...

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Ruling party wins Tanzania presidency

Image caption CCM supporters are celebrating the news in Dar es Salaam Tanzania’s governing CCM party candidate John Magufuli has won the presidential election with 58% of the vote, the electoral commission says. His main rival Edward Lowassa has rejected the official ...

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Nigeria U17s swagger past Australia

Reigning champions Nigeria hammered Australia 6-0 to reach the Under-17 World Cup quarter-finals and set up a meeting with Brazil. Victor Osimhen scored a hat-trick, which included a penalty, to continue his impressive form in the tournament. Kelechi Nwakali, Edidiong ...

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