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Mugabe welcomes Chinese leader

Image caption China backed Mr Mugabe during his campaign against colonial rule China’s President Xi Jinping has arrived in Zimbabwe, making him the most prominent global leader in many years to visit the country. The two nations had a “deep and firm” ...

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December 1st, 2015

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Nigeria ex-security adviser ‘arrested’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sambo Dasuki has denied any wrongdoing and says the allegations are politically motivated Nigeria’s former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been arrested for allegedly stealing $2bn (£1.3bn), his representatives say. Mr

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Should new calls for Biafra worry Nigerians?

In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali looks at the resurgence of a secessionist movement that supports the creation of a breakaway state of Biafra in Nigeria. The last few weeks have seen thousands of young people trooping to the streets of ...

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VIDEO: Turning human waste into cooking fuel

Ghana’s capital Accra has a reputation for pollution, but it is trying to turn this to its advantage – recycling human waste into cooking fuel. Accra has been numbered among the world’s most polluted places because of an unregulated dump that now forms part

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Will Nigeria follow China’s lead?

Image copyright Getty Images China emerged from chaos 35 years ago to become perhaps the largest economy in the world. The BBC’s Martin Patience – who has just moved from Beijing to Lagos – asks if Nigeria can do the same. Swapping Asia’s giant for ...

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SA grapples with worst drought in 30 years

Image caption The drought in South Africa has affected many farmers South Africa is facing one of the worst droughts to hit the region in 30 years. Many small farmers are expected to go out of business as food production and prices increase, especially in the Free State ...

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Pope in a reasonably priced car

Image copyright AP The days of the bullet-proof Popemobile are long gone – the cars Pope Francis travelled in during his visit to Africa are no exception. So what can we deduce from his rides? 1. Honda Ballade Sedan This fairly ordinary car took the Pope around ...

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African Footballer of the Year: Where are they now?

Ahead of learning who will claim the BBC African Footballer of the Year in 2015, BBC Sport takes a look at two former winners. Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha is the only player to have won back-to-back awards, having done so in 2003 and 2004. Meanwhile, Mohamed Aboutrika is the ...

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DR Congo rebel raid ‘kills 24’

At least 24 people have died in a town in the east of the Democratic Republic Congo after a rebel attack, the Congolese army says. Seven civilians, one UN peacekeeper and four soldiers are among the dead, the army says. UN General Jean Baillaud said it was suspected that the

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Kabore elected Burkina Faso president

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Kabore (centre) was prime minister under former strongman Blaise Compaore Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won presidential elections in Burkina Faso, the electoral commission says. It says Mr Kabore, a former prime minister, secured 53.5% ...

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