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SA race row: Sacked TV judge in court win

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gareth Cliff is one of South Africa’s best known media personalities A judge on one of South Africa’s biggest TV talent shows, sacked in a row over racism, is to be reinstated after a court ruled in his favour. Gareth Cliff was ...

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VIDEO: Drumming up enthusiasm for djembe

Ask anyone from West Africa what a djembe is and they will know – a traditional skin drum tuned by using ropes. The name loosely translates from the Bambara language of Mali as “gather in peace”. Playing them is becoming increasingly popular around the ...

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VIDEO: Zika: In the forest where virus was discovered

The World Health Organization has warned that Zika virus is spreading “explosively”. Experts do not know much about the virus, but it was discovered in a Ugandan forest. The BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga has been there. Article source: ...

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SA race row: Sacked TV judge in court win

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gareth Cliff is one of South Africa’s best known media personalities A judge on one of South Africa’s biggest TV talent shows, sacked in a row over racism, is to be reinstated after a court ruled in his favour. Gareth Cliff was ...

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UN says EU troops ‘abused CAR children’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New allegations against EU troops have surfaced The UN says it has new allegations of child sex abuse by European troops in the Central African Republic (CAR). A number of girls aged between 14 and 16 have alleged they were raped by

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UN says EU troops ‘abused CAR children’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New allegations against EU troops have surfaced The UN says it has new allegations of child sex abuse by European troops in the Central African Republic (CAR). A number of girls aged between 14 and 16 have alleged they were raped by

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‘Mass graves’ detected in Burundi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A satellite image shows disturbed earth at a site where witnesses say there is a mass grave Rights group Amnesty says it has found five possible mass graves near Burundi’s capital, where security forces are accused of killing ...

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Why do Kenyans want US help to solve a billion dollar mystery?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has yet to respond to the Twitter campaign calling for her to get personally involved. Almost one billion dollars of public money has allegedly disappeared in a Kenyan corruption scandal. So why are

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Is South Africa’s education system really ‘in crisis’?

Media captionSouth Africa’s Education Minister Angie Motshekga says parents should do more to help their children South Africa’s minister of education openly admits that the country’s schools are in a state of crisis. How did we get here and what needs to ...

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Oxford college to keep Rhodes statue

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Oriel College said the “overwhelming message” it had received was for the statue to stay A college at Oxford University says it has decided not to remove a statue of the British imperialist Cecil Rhodes. Campaigners want the ...

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