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VIDEO: Meet Ghana’s street skate footballers

On the streets of Accra, Ghana, many polio survivors can be seen begging at traffic lights, unable to find any other work. But on a Sunday morning many of them gather to represent the Rolling Rockets, who are a local team promoting the sport of skate soccer. It is an ...

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December 29th, 2015

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VIDEO: Inside Boko Haram’s stronghold

BBC Hausa’s Jimeh Saleh was granted exclusive access to Boko Haram’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest in north-eastern Nigeria. Travelling with the Nigerian army, he went to see how far the region had come since Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to

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December 29th, 2015

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A tale of two Alis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teenagers from Afghanistan bathe in the Mediterranean while waiting for a chance to travel north Of the roughly one million migrants who arrived in Europe by sea this year roughly a quarter, according to the UN refugee agency, were ...

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December 29th, 2015

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On patrol with Nigerian soldiers battling Boko Haram

Media captionThe BBC’s Martin Patience prepares for the patrol Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari won elections in March partly on a promise to crush the militant Islamist group Boko Haram – and gave his military chiefs until the end of the year to beat ...

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December 29th, 2015

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VIDEO: Stalemate in search for Burundi deal

The government of Burundi has rejected a proposed date of 6 January 2106 to resume talks aimed at ending the deadly violence in the country. Discussions have been held in neighbouring Uganda with more talks originally planned for early in the new year. Hundreds of people ...

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December 29th, 2015

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Guinea to be declared free of Ebola

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Baby Noubia, Guinea’s last Ebola patient, was released from hospital in November Guinea is to be declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO), two years after the epidemic began there. Guineans are expected to ...

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December 29th, 2015

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Watford 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

80:15 Foul by Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur). 80:15 Etienne Capoue (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 72:45 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 72:09 Delay in match Odion Ighalo (Watford) because of an injury. 71:40 Foul by Eric Dier (Tottenham ...

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December 28th, 2015

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Ethiopia urged to free two reporters

Image copyright AFP Image caption At least five people have been killed in clashes in Oromia region in recent weeks Two journalists arrested in Ethiopia this month should be freed, an international press freedom group says. The detentions come amid deadly protests over a ...

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December 28th, 2015

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Letter from Africa: Has the African Union grown some teeth?

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene explains why she has had a change of heart about the African Union. I have a confession to make. I am falling in love with the African Union.

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December 28th, 2015

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Kenyan FA boss being investigated

The president of Football Kenya Federation (FKF), Sam Nyamweya, and two other officials are being investigated for “conspiracy to defraud”. Kenya’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) are looking into the case following a recommendation ...

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December 28th, 2015

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