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Tanzania poachers ‘kill British pilot’

Image copyright Tropic Air Kenya Image caption Roger Gower was tracking poachers in a helicopter when it was fired upon, the charity he was working for said A British helicopter pilot has been shot dead by elephant poachers in Tanzania, the conservation charity for which he ...

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January 30th, 2016

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Algeria’s Medjani signs for Levante

Algeria’s Carl Medjani began his career on the books of Liverpool but never played for them Spanish side Levante have signed Algeria international defender Carl Medjani, 30, until the end of the season. He has been a free agent since November when his contract with ...

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January 30th, 2016

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The polygamy hoax that spread from Iraq to Eritrea

Image copyright @asmali77 / Twitter Image caption The hoax spawned a host of jokes online A false rumour that men in Eritrea would be legally obliged to marry at least two women went viral this week. But it’s a hoax that has hit at least four countries to date, and ...

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January 30th, 2016

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Africa in pictures: 22-28 January 2016

A selection of photos from around the African continent this week: Image copyright AFP Image caption The mascot for the 2017 Francophone Games in Ivory Games performs with puppets in the main city, Abidjan, on Wednesday. The, mascot, an elephant in national colours, is named

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January 29th, 2016

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The birthplace of the Zika virus

Media captionInside the Zika forest The Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil, was discovered in a forest in the East African state of Uganda seven decades ago. BBC Africa’s Catherine Byaruhanga visited

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CSKA Moscow reject new bid for Musa

Ahmed Musa won the African Under-20 Championship with Nigeria in 2011 in South Africa Russian club CSKA Moscow have rejected an improved offer from Premier League leaders Leicester City for Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa, BBC Sport understands. Moscow turned down a new bid of ...

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January 29th, 2016

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Mbia joins Gervinho in China

Stephane Mbia has 67 caps for Cameroon Cameroon captain Stephane Mbia has signed for Hebei China Fortune from Turkish club Trabzonspor. The 29-year-old former Marseille centre-back will join Ivory Coast’s Gervinho at the Chinese club, after he signed from AS Roma on ...

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Ivory Coast country profile

Once hailed as a model of stability, during the first decade of the twenty-first century Ivory Coast slipped into the kind of internal strife that has plagued so many African countries. An armed rebellion in 2002 split the nation in two. Since then, peace deals have ...

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January 29th, 2016

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VIDEO: Reversing Africa’s brain drain

Educational ties between Africa and the rest of the world are nothing new, but often the continent’s best and brightest would leave for overseas schools and colleges to pursue subsequent careers outside of Africa. Yet now there is a growing trend for these people to ...

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January 29th, 2016

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VIDEO: Reversing Africa’s brain drain

Educational ties between Africa and the rest of the world are nothing new, but often the continent’s best and brightest would leave for overseas schools and colleges to pursue subsequent careers outside of Africa. Yet now there is a growing trend for these people to ...

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January 29th, 2016

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