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‘Trust me, I’m a Soweto tattoo artist’

Tattoos have become quite popular in South Africa, appealing to a young urban crowd. But as tattoo artist Sibusiso Nkabinde explained to the BBC’s Africa Business Report, setting up a studio in Soweto did not come without its challenges. Video journalist: Christian ...

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October 1st, 2016

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‘Trust me, I’m a Soweto tattoo artist’

Tattoos have become quite popular in South Africa, appealing to a young urban crowd. But as tattoo artist Sibusiso Nkabinde explained to the BBC’s Africa Business Report, setting up a studio in Soweto did not come without its challenges. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson

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October 1st, 2016

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Deadlock in South Africa #FeesMustFall student protests

University students in South Africa continue to protest against plans to increase tuition fees by up to 8%, saying the governing African National Congress (ANC) party should honour its 1994 pledge for “free education for all”. President Jacob Zuma has promised to

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Zimbabwe’s import ban fuels smugglers

Beitbridge is one of the busiest borders in Africa, linking Zimbabwe to South Africa. It is also a transit point for people moving goods into the rest of region. Each day thousands of people pass through it, carrying all manner of goods to sell back home. However, with ...

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Zimbabwe’s import ban fuels smugglers

Beitbridge is one of the busiest borders in Africa, linking Zimbabwe to South Africa. It is also a transit point for people moving goods into the rest of region. Each day thousands of people pass through it, carrying all manner of goods to sell back home. However, with ...

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October 1st, 2016

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Hedge fund Och-Ziff to pay $412m in Africa bribery case

Image copyright AFP Image caption Och-Ziff is one of the largest US hedge funds Leading US hedge fund Och-Ziff has been ordered to pay $412m (£316m) to settle charges that it paid millions in bribes to top officials across Africa to secure mining and investment rights. It is

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October 1st, 2016

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