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Africa’s 2016 in pictures

A selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Oscar Pistorius removed his prosthetic limbs and hobbled around the courtroom at his sentencing hearing in South Africa in June. Image copyright ...

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January 1st, 2017

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African memories

As she moves on from her posting, the BBC’s Southern Africa correspondent Karen Allen looks back on nearly 12 years of reporting from the continent. Africa is not a country. It is a continent that feels like it has come of age. Despite the very real problems of ...

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Preserving rural Mali

Photographer Boukary Konate is documenting scenes from rural life in his native Mali for the “internet generation”, and before this way of life disappears entirely. His project is called Quand le Village Se Reveille (When the Village Wakes Up). Image copyright B ...

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Burundi environment minister Niyonkuru shot dead

Image copyright Government of Burundi Image caption Emmanuel Niyonkuru was on his way home when he was shot Burundi’s environment minister has been shot dead while on his way home on New Year’s Eve. Emmanuel Niyonkuru, 54, was killed at about 00:45 local time ...

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DR Congo: Kabila is yet to sign deal to end his rule

Image copyright AFP Image caption Archbishop Marcel Utembi said challenges still lay ahead A deal has been signed to end Joseph Kabila’s 15-year rule in the Democratic Republic of Congo – but the president himself has yet to add his signature. Senior ministers ...

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Preserving rural Mali

Photographer Boukary Konate is documenting scenes from rural life in his native Mali for the “internet generation”, and before this way of life disappears entirely. His project is called Quand le Village Se Reveille (When the Village Wakes Up). Image copyright B ...

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Hugo Williams: Africa’s top 2016 hashtags

Whether mourning the death of a musical giant, teasing presidents or launching protest movements, Africans took to social media in greater numbers than ever before in 2016. Here’s a look back at some of the most popular stories and hashtags. #TheOtherRoom The moment ...

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Algeria’s Slimani gives Leicester victory

Islam Slimani has scored 15 of his 33 league goals since the start of 2015-16 from headers Leicester City pulled six points clear of the Premier League relegation zone as Islam Slimani’s header ended West Ham United’s three-match winning run. Slimani had already ...

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Sofiane Feghouli left out of Algeria’s final Africa Cup of Nations squad

West Ham midfielder Sofiane Feghouli is a surprise omission from Algeria’s Nations Cup squad West Ham attacking midfielder Sofiane Feghouli was a surprise omission as Algeria announced their final squad of 23 for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Algeria’s

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