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Baby chimp rescued from Ivory Coast traffickers’ ring

A secret network of wildlife traffickers selling baby chimpanzees has been exposed by a year-long BBC News investigation. The animals are seized from the wild and sold as pets. A raid on premises in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s largest city, led to the rescue of a young ...

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January 31st, 2017

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Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK

Image copyright Spl Image caption The patients had caught malaria when visiting Africa A key malaria treatment has failed for the first time in patients being treated in the UK, doctors say. The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, ...

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January 31st, 2017

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Afcon 2017: Egypt’s Mohamed Elneny ruled out of semi-final

Mohamed Elneny (right) has not played since Egypt’s final group match against Ghana Egypt and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny will not recover from injury in time to ace Burkina Faso in Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final. The 24-year-old is still ...

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January 31st, 2017

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Afcon 2017: Ghana coach Avram Grant calls for criticism to stop

Avram Grant has launched a strong defence of Jordan Ayew (right) Ghana coach Avram Grant says his team deserve respect following criticism by some fans and sections of the media. Grant’s side are in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations but that has not stopped ...

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January 31st, 2017

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Uganda’s enterprising bag lady

When the Ugandan government banned plastic bags, Rusia Orikiriza was a young student, but she spotted a business opportunity. She began manufacturing and supplying bags and boxes made from recycled paper. Before she had graduated she was employing 18 people. Article source: ...

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Afcon 2017: The story so far

The Africa Cup of Nations is entering its final week and Gabon is gearing up for the semi-finals. The tournament is down to the final four and on Sunday one of them will be crowned as the continent’s champions. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-38798493

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January 31st, 2017

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‘US has rejected me but I can’t return to Somalia’

Two Somali women on the verge of finally going to the US after spending years as refugees in Kenya react to the news that President Donald Trump has banned all Somalis from entering the US. Fauzia Mohamud has been in Kenya for 27 years, while Fatuma Hassan, 18, was born in ...

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‘US has rejected me but I can’t return to Somalia’

Two Somali women on the verge of finally going to the US after spending years as refugees in Kenya react to the news that President Donald Trump has banned all Somalis from entering the US. Fauzia Mohamud has been in Kenya for 27 years, while Fatuma Hassan, 18, was born in ...

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January 30th, 2017

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Benin anti-voodoo sect members die of asphyxiation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Several sect members have been taken to hospital Five members of a Benin religious sect have died of asphyxiation after they were reportedly told to burn incense and charcoal in locked prayer rooms as they waited for the world to end. ...

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January 30th, 2017

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Morocco to rejoin African Union despite Western Sahara dispute

Media captionForty years in a refugee camp Morocco has been readmitted as a member of the African Union (AU) after months of intense lobbying. Morocco left the organisation in 1984, after it recognised the independence of Western Sahara, regarded by Morocco as part of its ...

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January 30th, 2017

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