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VIDEO: Six-storey building collapses in Kenya

A six-storey building has collapsed in Nairobi in Kenya, after heavy rains and flooding across the country. There are fears that dozens of people may be trapped. Bill Hayton reports. Article source: ...

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April 30th, 2016

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Kenya to burn huge ivory stockpile

Image copyright EPA Image caption The ivory has been piled into huge pyres expected to burn for several days Kenya will set fire to more than 100 tonnes of ivory later in a move aimed at showing its commitment to saving Africa’s population of elephants. President Uhuru

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April 30th, 2016

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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.

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Circus lions head to S Africa sanctuary

Media captionThe lions were previously kept as circus animals More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are being flown to a sanctuary in South Africa. The group organising the return, Animal Defenders International (ADI), says it is the largest airlift ...

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Search for Nairobi collapse survivors

Media captionThe six-storey building collapsed after heavy rains Rescuers in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are searching for dozens of people feared trapped after the collapse of a six-storey building in heavy rain. TV coverage from the scene showed a crowd gathering at the ...

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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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April 29th, 2016

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VIDEO: How to turn poacher into gamekeeper

Despite previous attempts to stop the killing of elephants, poaching is taking a heavy toll on the population. One solution is to make elephants worth more alive than dead. Alastair Leithead has been to the Caprivi Strip in north-eastern Namibia, which has seen its elephant ...

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Nairobi six-storey building collapses

Image copyright AP Image caption Live footage on Kenyan television showed survivors being pulled out of the rubble A six-storey building has collapsed in a residential area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi as heavy rain plays havoc across the country. At least three people have

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VIDEO: Ballet: ‘Every dancer should have this’

Lagos has the reputation as a fast-paced city. Chaotic and frenetic, it is the business hub of West Africa. But while that is certainly true of some of Lagos, there is also a thriving arts and dance scene. Africa Business Report spoke to Sarah Boulos, founder of the Society ...

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Guinea football under control of Fifa

Fifa has appointed a normalisation committee to take charge of Guinea’s Football Federation (FGF). Football’s world governing body acted following the “internal wrangles affecting the FGF that have halted all football competitions in Guinea”. The ...

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April 29th, 2016

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