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Challenging the ‘white saviour complex’

Image copyright Barbie Savior Image caption “Who needs a formal education to teach in Africa? Not me! All I need is some chalk and a dose of optimism.” Barbie has ditched her riding gear, her ball gown and her ballerina costume and travelled to Africa to help the

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Gabon’s Lemina signs new Juventus deal

Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina has made 11 appearances for Juventus and has scored twice Italian giants Juventus have signed Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina on a permanent deal from Olympique Marseille. The 22-year-old, who initially joined the Bianconeri on a season-long loan ...

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Circus lions reach South Africa sanctuary

Media captionThe lions were previously kept as circus animals More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru have been flown to South Africa to start a new life in a sanctuary. Reporters said they appeared healthy but a little distressed after their long ...

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Gabon’s Lemina signs new Juventus deal

Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina has made 11 appearances for Juventus and has scored twice Italian giants Juventus have signed Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina on a permanent deal from Olympique Marseille. The 22-year-old, who initially joined the Bianconeri on a season-long loan ...

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West Bromwich Albion 0-3 West Ham United

Mark Noble has scored seven goals for West Ham this season Mark Noble scored twice as West Ham eased past West Brom to reclaim fifth place in the Premier League table. The hosts had the best opportunities in the opening 15 minutes, but the Hammers soon took control. Cheikhou

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Nairobi collapse area to be evacuated

Media captionThe six-storey building collapsed after heavy rains People in Nairobi have been asked to leave their homes near a six-storey building that collapsed in heavy rain, killing at least 12 people. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the disaster site and said the

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Mosque collapse kills 15 in Somalia

Image caption The incident happened in Mogadishu, the country’s capital A mosque under refurbishment has collapsed in Somalia, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40. It happened during Friday prayers in the mosque in the capital Mogadishu. Details emerged on ...

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Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile

Media captionThis fire will keep burning for a number of days, reports Anne Soy in Nairobi Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country’s commitment to saving Africa’s elephants. More than 100 tonnes ...

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VIDEO: Nigeria hoteliers see growth potential

Despite the economic problems in Nigeria, one sector has actually remained reasonably upbeat. The hotels and hospitality industry, especially in the capital city Lagos, is attracting investors both domestic and foreign. The BBC’s Ijeoma Ndukwe has more for Africa ...

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VIDEO: Lions airlifted to South Africa

Dozens of lions, rescued from circuses, are being airlifted from Colombia and Peru to South Africa. A Los Angeles charity is organising the operation. Tim Allman reports. Article source: ...

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