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Namibia’s ‘unique’ saxophonist Suzy Essies

Suzy Essies is a saxophonist from Namibia who has played with Nigerian superstar Wizkid and South Africa’s Jimmy Dludlu. She’s been telling the BBC about working on her debut album and teaching jazz and the sax to young kids in the Namibian capital Windoek. Article ...

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November 30th, 2016

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Rwanda genocide: French officials face investigation

Image copyright AFP Image caption This image from 1994 shows a French soldier watching refugees fleeing the mass killings in western Rwanda Rwanda has opened a formal investigation into 20 French officials it says are suspected of involvement in the genocide of 1994. Chief ...

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November 30th, 2016

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Cameroon into women’s Nations Cup final

Hosts Cameroon booked their place in the final of the women’s Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over Ghana. A scrappy goal on 71 minutes, when Raissa Feudijo finally scored after Njoya Ajara’s effort had been cleared off the line, proved decisive. In the first

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November 29th, 2016

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Why have streets in Sudan’s capital been deserted?

Some streets in Sudan’s capital Khartoum have been empty as people protest about rising prices by staying at home. A school teacher sent the BBC’s World Have Your Say this message. Listen to World Have Your Say on the BBC iPlayer. Produced by Insaf Abbas Article ...

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Gambia election: President Yahya Jammeh ‘will never pardon’ opposition

The Gambia’s President, Yahya Jammeh, has said he will “never pardon” opposition activists who are in prison. He was speaking ahead of Thursday’s presidential election. Earlier this month, Human Rights Watch accused the president of silencing critics ...

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Burkina Faso miners seize gold amid row with Avocet

Image copyright AFP Image caption West Africa is a gold mining hot spot Miners in Burkina Faso have seized 43kg (94lb) of gold worth about $1.7m (£1.4m), a firm says, and are refusing to return it until they get a pay-off. The gold was seized by a bailiff on behalf of the ...

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Ugandan king charged with murder

Image caption King Charles Mumbere (pictured) is accused of separatism by the government The king of a region in Uganda has been charged with murder after clashes with security forces over the weekend in which at least 87 people were killed. Charles Mumbere was detained ...

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Why have streets in Sudan’s capital been deserted?

Some streets in Sudan’s capital Khartoum have been empty as people protest about rising prices by staying at home. A school teacher sent the BBC’s World Have Your Say this message. Listen to World Have Your Say on the BBC iPlayer. Produced by Insaf Abbas

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November 29th, 2016

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Ohio attack: Possible terror link being investigated, say police

Image copyright AP/The Lantern Image caption Alleged attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan revealed in August he was nervous of intimidating others Police are investigating whether an attack at Ohio State University which left 11 injured was an act of terror. Abdul Razak Ali Artan,

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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma survives bid to oust him

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption It was the first time Mr Zuma faced a rebellion from within his cabinet South Africa’s governing ANC has rejected a bid to oust the scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma. A no confidence motion in Mr Zuma, tabled by a government ...

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November 29th, 2016

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