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Western Sahara: Morocco to pull out of UN buffer zone

Image copyright AFP Image caption As a result of the dispute over Western Sahara, thousands of people have been living in refugee camps in Algeria. Morocco is to pull out of a UN buffer zone in the disputed Western Sahara territory, an official statement says. The country ...

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February 27th, 2017

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World’s vainest people?

How the men of Chad’s Wodaabe culture put on their make-up and don their best clothes to impress would-be brides at a week-long festival. Image copyright Tariq Zaidi Image caption Wodaabe men perform the “Yaake” ritual dance as part of the Gerewol, a ...

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February 27th, 2017

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Stanley Kwenda: Could the next Messi come out of Lagos?

Media captionTraining the stars of the future in Lagos One of the world’s biggest and most successful clubs, Barcelona, is launching a football academy in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. The academy, in Africa’s biggest city, is the first of its kind on ...

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February 27th, 2017

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Courtship rituals

How the men of Chad’s Wodaabe culture put on their make-up and don their best clothes to impress would-be brides at a week-long festival. Image copyright Tariq Zaidi Image caption Wodaabe men perform the “Yaake” ritual dance as part of the Gerewol, a ...

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February 27th, 2017

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The remittances propping up Lesotho’s economy

As a landlocked country, Lesotho finds itself dependent on its neighbours for trade, foreign currency and even jobs. Almost half the population is working outside the country and sending money home to support their families. These remittances now account for 30% of the local

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February 27th, 2017

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Hosts Zambia open Under-20 Nations Cup with victory over Guinea

Zambia’s Patson Daka scored the goal which gave the hosts a 1-0 win over Guinea in front of an enthralled Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. Hosts Zambia got off to a flying start in the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations when they beat Guinea 1-0 in front of a packed home crowd at

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February 26th, 2017

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Puntland troops stage short mutiny ‘over unpaid salaries’

Troops in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland have briefly staged a mutiny. Dozens of soldiers seized the parliament compound in the administrative capital Garowe and blocked nearby streets. However one of the region’s most respected clan elders, Islan ...

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February 26th, 2017

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South Sudan conflict: The hungry emerge from swampland for aid

Media captionThe BBC’s Alastair Leithead is in the rebel-held town Thonyor in Leer County Three years of civil war in South Sudan have driven thousands of families into the marshes of the Nile to hide from the fighting. A famine has been declared some parts. The ...

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February 26th, 2017

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Injured Bolasie says he found it "difficult" to watch Nations Cup

Yannick Bolasie is expected to be out for another ten months as he recovers from a serious knee injury. Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has admitted he found it “difficult and frustrating” to watch the recent Africa Cup of Nations from home, as his long injury ...

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February 26th, 2017

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South Sudan: People queue for food cards and vaccination

Aid has started to reach some of the 100,000 people affected by famine in parts of South Sudan. Three years of civil war have driven families into the marshes of the Nile to hide from the fighting, and the UN and other agencies have been struggling to get access to deliver ...

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February 26th, 2017

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