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Living with Sierra Leone’s mine closures

Three years ago, Sierra Leone was one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. The country’s iron ore exports were booming and at one point the economy was growing by 20% a year. But then came the slump in commodity prices and the outbreak of Ebola and as a result, ...

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July 31st, 2016

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Kenya’s flourishing camel milk industry

The drought that has been gripping much of east and southern Africa has devastated crops and livestock in many areas. But in northern Kenya, the dry conditions have increased the commercialisation potential of camel milk. Unlike cows, camels can go for 10 days without water ...

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July 31st, 2016

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Tunisia parliament votes to sack PM Habib Essid

Image copyright EPA Image caption The government of PM Habib Essid is now expected to resign Tunisia’s parliament has passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid, effectively dismissing the government of the US-trained economist. A total of 188 MPs ...

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July 31st, 2016

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Kenya’s flourishing camel milk industry

The drought that has been gripping much of east and southern Africa has devastated crops and livestock in many areas. But in northern Kenya, the dry conditions have increased the commercialisation potential of camel milk. Unlike cows, camels can go for 10 days without water ...

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July 30th, 2016

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Why some South African farmers are producing mohair

A much-sought-after natural fibre in the fashion world is mohair. Made from Angora goats, South Africa is the world’s leading producer of it. The BBC’s Taurai Maduna has been to the country’s Eastern Cape region to find out more for Africa Business Report. ...

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July 30th, 2016

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Swapping US job to grow pineapples in Ghana

Emmanuel Koranteng, 33, explains why he gave up his job as an accountant in the US and returned to Ghana to help his father grow pineapples, which he has helped turn into a flourishing business. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-36925522

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July 30th, 2016

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Five tips for South African farming success

Dimakatso Nono, 34, left her job in finance to return to the family farm in South Africa. For anyone thinking of following in her footsteps, she gives BBC Africa five tips on how to succeed as a farmer. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36925520

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July 30th, 2016

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Five tips for South African farming success

Dimakatso Nono, 34, left her job in finance to return to the family farm in South Africa. For anyone thinking of following in her footsteps, she gives BBC Africa five tips on how to succeed as a farmer.

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July 30th, 2016

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Wave of Kenya school fires continues

Kenya has been dealing with a wave of arson attacks that has seen more than 100 schools burnt down this year. Emmanuel Igunza visited one of the worst areas affected. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36929336

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July 30th, 2016

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Ottawa funeral for Somali immigrant

Image copyright AP Image caption At least 600 people gathered for Abdirahman Abdi’s funeral Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a a mentally ill black man in Ottawa who died following a confrontation with Canadian police. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson was among ...

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July 30th, 2016

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