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Bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants repatriated

The bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who suffocated to death in a container in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been returned home. The migrants were on their way to southern Africa. Emmanuel Igunza reports from Addis Ababa.

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June 30th, 2016

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Kenyan pastor who became a champion of contraception

In many African communities, family planning and the choice of contraceptives is left entirely to the woman. But in Kenya, one man is going against the grain. He has formed men’s groups that meet regularly to discuss how they can plan their families. And on top of ...

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June 30th, 2016

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Nigerian artist Emefiele: ‘My glasses protect women’

Nigerian visual artist Ndidi Emefiele uses recycled materials to explore the issue of gender inequality. Her ongoing series Rainbow depicts women in glasses made from used CDs that change colour according to the light. The BBC caught up with her at the Gallery of African Art

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June 30th, 2016

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Lesedi la Rona diamond fails to sell in London auction

Media captionWorld’s largest uncut diamond to be auctioned in London The world’s largest uncut diamond has failed to sell at a London auction after bids did not reach the minimum reserve price. The Lesedi la Rona, almost the size of a tennis ball, was unearthed ...

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June 30th, 2016

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EgyptAir crash: Flight MS804 black box ‘confirms smoke’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two flight recorders were recovered from the Mediterranean A black box recording from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 confirms smoke on board, Egyptian investigators say. The flight from Paris to Cairo plunged into the Mediterranean Sea on

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June 30th, 2016

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Nigerian artist Emefiele: ‘My glasses protect women’

Nigerian visual artist Ndidi Emefiele uses recycled materials to explore the issue of gender inequality. Her ongoing series Rainbow depicts women in glasses made from used CDs that change colour according to the light. The BBC caught up with her at the Gallery of African Art

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June 29th, 2016

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A guide to Khoisan culture and language

The Khoisan are South Africa’s oldest inhabitants but across the region they have often found themselves marginalised and dispossessed. But in South Africa’s Northern Cape province a small group of San, or Bushmen as they are sometimes called, are trying to keep ...

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June 29th, 2016

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Mgqumeni impersonator jailed for South Africa rape

Image copyright Northern KwaZulu-Natal Courier Image caption Gcabashe received a hero’s welcome from fans who believed was a deceased Zulu musician A man who made headlines for impersonating a dead Zulu folk musician has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. Sibusiso ...

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June 29th, 2016

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Nigerian anti-corruption singer kidnapped

Image copyright Courtesy Daukaka family Image caption Ado Halliru Daukaka said the kidnappers threatened to kill him A Nigerian singer known for singing about corrupt politicians has been found five days after he was kidnapped. Police say Ado Halliru Daukaka, who is ...

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June 29th, 2016

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A guide to Khoisan culture and language

The Khoisan are South Africa’s oldest inhabitants but across the region they have often found themselves marginalised and dispossessed. But in South Africa’s Northern Cape province a small group of San, or Bushmen as they are sometimes called, are trying to keep ...

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June 29th, 2016

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