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Willy Nyamitwe’s shooting: Burundi blames Rwanda

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Mr Nyamitwe is the most public face of the government Burundi has accused neighbouring Rwanda of being behind a failed assassination attempt on a top aide of President Pierre Nkurunziza. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurukiye said ...

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November 29th, 2016

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Elizabeth Ohene: Ghana’s election parables

Image copyright AFP Image caption Supporters for both Ghana’s main parties love dressing up for rallies In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene, a member of the main opposition NPP, explains the hidden meanings of election ...

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November 29th, 2016

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Shingai Nyoka: The Zimbabwe’s who’ve never had a shower

Image caption Evidence Kanyombo cannot recall what taking a shower feels like Evidence Kanyombo is 18 years old and unemployed. He spends his days searching for water for his mother and siblings in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, and that has almost become a full time job.

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November 29th, 2016

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Palace’s Zaha to switch from England to Ivory Coast

Zaha with Augustin Sidy Diallo, left, President of the Ivorian Football Federation, and national team manager Michel Dussuyer, right Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has submitted a request to Fifa to swap his international allegiance from England to the Ivory Coast. ...

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November 29th, 2016

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Palace’s Zaha to switch from England to Ivory Coast

Zaha with Augustin Sidy Diallo, left, President of the Ivorian Football Federation, and national team manager Michel Dussuyer, right Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has submitted a request to Fifa to swap his international allegiance from England to the Ivory Coast. ...

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November 29th, 2016

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Ivory Coast: W Africa’s ‘best investment’ destination

Ivory Coast, which has one of the fastest growing economies on the continent, has been named the top destination for investment in West Africa. So what has prompted this growth? The BBC’s Alex Duval-Smith went to the commercial capital Abidjan to take a look for Africa ...

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November 29th, 2016

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‘I knew I wanted to be a boss by the age of 35’

Phyllis Wakiaga aimed to be a top executive by 35. Now she is the head of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers. Women of Africa is a BBC season recognising inspiring women across the continent. The third series, Power Women, introduces six women, who are chief executive ...

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November 29th, 2016

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Nigeria’s Nollywood boss: ‘They thought I was the make-up lady’

Nigeria’s film industry, known as Nollywood, is reportedly worth as much as $3bn (£2.4bn) a year. But filmmaker Tope Oshin told BBC Focus on Africa’s Mayeni Jones there were fewer than 20 female directors in Nigeria. She spoke to many of them for her documentary ...

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November 29th, 2016

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Uganda law student: ‘My skirt really wasn’t short’

A Ugandan law student, Joaninne Nanyange, has told BBC World Have Your Say she was barred from class because her skirt was ‘distracting to men and boys’. Listen to World Have Your Say on the BBC iPlayer. Produced by Insaf Abbas. Article source: ...

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November 29th, 2016

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Uganda law student: ‘My skirt really wasn’t short’

A Ugandan law student, Joaninne Nanyange, has told BBC World Have Your Say she was barred from class because her skirt was ‘distracting to men and boys’. Listen to World Have Your Say on the BBC iPlayer. Produced by Insaf Abbas.

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November 28th, 2016

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