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Restrictive Ethiopia cuts an economic dash

Image caption A locally managed shoe factory is giving Chinese competitors in Ethiopia a run for their money “I retired at 24,” says Samuel Alemayehu, as we look out over the vast, stinking rubbish mountain in the heart of Addis Ababa. Birds shriek as they swoop ...

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December 30th, 2015

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The cost of dying in the diaspora

Image copyright Getty Images “My father’s dream was for him to be buried in his birthplace and have the call to prayer resonate over his grave,” says Nadia Elbhiri, whose father passed away last year in London. Ms Elbhiri, who was born and raised in west ...

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December 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: WHO: Guinea Ebola outbreak over

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, two years after the epidemic began there. The disease killed more than 2,500 people in the West African state, and a further 9,000 in neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone. Ibrahima ...

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December 30th, 2015

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Modern-day mission to find the Magi’s gifts

Media captionBoth frankincense and myrrh are farmed in Kenya A Christmas tradition that can be traced back to the story of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem is the exchange of gifts. The Bible records that wise men took him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Gold we all ...

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December 29th, 2015

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South Africa king’s retrial bid fails

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Dalindyebo conducted a reign of terror, judges say South Africa’s justice minister has thrown out a bid by the Thembu king to reopen his criminal trial so that he can avoid serving 12 years in prison. King Buyelekhaya ...

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Duarte returns to coach Burkina Faso

Portuguese coach Paulo Duarte has returned for a second spell in charge of the Burkina Faso national team. He replaces Gernot Rohr who returned home last week to work with the German football federation. Duarte, 46, was in charge of the Stallions between 2008 and 2012, ...

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AUDIO: Pa Modou Jagne on Switzerland, The Gambia and charity

FC Sion and The Gambia defender Pa Modou Jagne talks to Momodou Bah during his winter break. He sees the Swiss league as a good stepping-stone for players hoping to move to some of the top leagues in Europe and believes Egypt’s Mohamed Elneny has what it takes to do ...

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VIDEO: Tapping into the thirst for wine in China

China’s thirst for wine continues – with spending on wine rising by 37% this year. The drink has traditionally been seen as a luxury, but the growth in imports from South Africa could be changing that, as wine trader William Wu explains. Article source: ...

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Ex-banker sworn in as Burkina Faso leader

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Kabore was a prime minister in Blaise Compaore’s government A former banker has been sworn in as Burkina Faso’s president in front of thousands of cheering supporters. Roch Marc Christian Kabore won elections last ...

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Ebola outbreak declared over in Guinea

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Baby Noubia, Guinea’s last Ebola patient, was released from hospital in November The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, two years after the epidemic began there. Guineans are ...

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