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Uganda police arrest Rwenzururu king over deadly clashes

Police in western Uganda have arrested the king of Rwenzururu over clashes between officers and militia which have left at least 55 people dead. Charles Wesley Mumbere is accused of inciting violence after militiamen reportedly attacked a police post in his hometown of ...

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November 27th, 2016

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Deadly Uganda clash blamed on Rwenzururu king’s militia

At least 14 people have been killed in Uganda, in a battle between police and militia allegedly linked to one of the country’s traditional kings. Militiamen are reported to have attacked a police post in the western town of Kasese, the home of the King of Rwenzururu, ...

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November 27th, 2016

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Turning petrol into juice

Image copyright Mountzion General Assembly Image caption Many were shocked by the revelation that a South African pastor used insecticide in a healing ritual The revelation that a South African pastor has been spraying insecticide on his church members in a healing ritual ...

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November 27th, 2016

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Nigeria and Ghana reach women’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala scored the Super Falcons’ third goal against Kenya Nigeria thrashed Kenya 4-0 to reach the semi-finals of the women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon from Group B along with Ghana who beat Mali 3-1 to book their place. At the ...

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November 27th, 2016

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Somalia car bomb: Blast rips through Mogadishu market

Image copyright AP Image caption Security officers at the scene of the suicide car bomb, which hit a market in southern Mogadishu A car bomb has killed at least 11 people and injured 16 others in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. The blast hit a market in the Waberi area, ...

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November 26th, 2016

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Africa’s top shots: 18-24 November 2016

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Athletes in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, await starter’s orders for the Great Ethiopian Run on Sunday… Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than ...

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November 26th, 2016

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Bucket city

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 26th, 2016

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South Africa join Cameroon in women’s Nations Cup semi-finals

Andisiwe Mgcoyi scuffed in the opener for South Africa on 28 minutes South Africa thumped Egypt on Friday to reach the women’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals, alongside Cameroon. Banyana Banyana’s 5-0 victory made them runners-up to Group A winners Cameroon, ...

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November 26th, 2016

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Nigeria’s desperate drive to diversify

With the collapse in the international oil price, Nigeria has found itself centre-stage as its economy falters. It has prompted experts to put pressure on the country to diversify its economy and take a different approach to the oil and gas sector. To find out more for ...

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November 26th, 2016

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The fashion designer whose creations are made from paper

Congolese fashion designer Cedric Mbengue used to love wearing designer fashion. But now he’s switched to making – and wearing – clothes out of paper. He has become so popular, that some of his creations were exhibited in Paris. The BBC went to meet him in ...

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November 26th, 2016

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