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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces ANC vote of no confidence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Two previous votes of no confidence were easily blocked by the ANC President Jacob Zuma of South Africa is facing a vote of no confidence from the leaders of his own party, the ANC. He has survived several parliamentary votes but ...

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Vote closed for BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

BBC African Footballer of the Year Voting for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 has now closed. Fans from across the world have been voting for their favourite since the five-man shortlist of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane and Yaya ...

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Gambia elections: Jammeh suspends campaign to mourn Castro

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Yahya Jammeh has governed The Gambia since 1994 Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has suspended his campaign for Thursday’s election as a mark of respect for Cuba’s Fidel Castro. The information minister said the ...

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Apology for domestic violence make-up tips

Image copyright Channel 2M Image caption The segment on Channel 2M demonstrated how it was possible to hide bruising with make-up A Moroccan TV channel has apologised after broadcasting a show advising women how to hide signs of domestic violence using make-up. Channel 2M, ...

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Last chance: Vote for BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

Media playback is not supported on this device AFOTY 2016: Watch all five AFOTY nominees in goalscoring action To vote for the BBC African Footballer of the Year follow this link You have until 18:00 GMT today to vote for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Riyad Mahrez, ...

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Morocco broadcaster apologises after advising women to hide bruises

Image copyright Channel 2M Image caption The segment on Channel 2M demonstrated how it was possible to hide bruising with makeup A Moroccan TV channel has apologised after broadcasting a show advising women how to hide signs of domestic violence using makeup. Channel 2M, ...

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Zimbabwe note launch stokes currency fears

Image copyright Reuters Zimbabwe has launched its own money for the first time since the country’s dollar was abandoned seven years ago amid rampant inflation. The bond note, which is worth one US dollar – the country’s main currency since 2009 – is ...

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Africa’s power women

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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Taking aim

Media captionDoaa el-Adl, a cartoonist from Egypt, shows how cartoons are increasingly becoming a vehicle for female expression In some Arab countries women still have to ask permission from a male relative to get a passport, marry or leave the country. Although the practice

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Nollywood’s bosses

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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