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Essam El Hadary: Egypt hero denies slapping Wadi Degla team-mate

Essam El Hadary could be on his way out of Wadi Degla Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary has denied slapping Wadi Degla team-mate Khaled Walid but could be forced out of the club after the incident. “I did not slap him,” El Hadary said. “I grabbed him by the ...

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February 24th, 2017

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‘Our textiles use iconic symbols of Lesotho’

Seshoeshoe, seanamarena and modiyanyeo are all symbols and colours of the Basotho – a group of people whose ancestors have lived in southern Africa since around the 5th Century. Seshoeshoe is a distinctive fabric, seanamarena is a blanket and modiyanyeo is a straw hat ...

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February 24th, 2017

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Ethiopia’s love of raw meat, but too hot for BBC reporter

Raw meat is considered a delicious delicacy by many in Ethiopia, despite doctors warning that eating uncooked meat can have serious health implications. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39071936

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South Africa clashes at anti-foreigner protest in Pretoria

Image copyright AFP Image caption South African nationals marched through Pretoria to protest against immigrants South African police have used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to try and disperse anti-immigrant protesters in the capital, Pretoria. A low-flying ...

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‘Joining the desperadoes’

Media caption‘I lost all my fingers’: Ghanaian asylum seekers in dangerous crossing In our series of letters from African journalists, Elizabeth Ohene considers Ghanaians’ wanderlust as her compatriots join those taking risks to claim asylum abroad. We used

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UN promises to stamp out abuse after child rape allegations

There have been over a hundred allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by United Nations and French peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. The BBC’s Fergal Keane investigates. Producer Alice Doyard, cameraman Tony Fallshaw, editor James Reevell Article ...

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East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 and 45

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crisis in Libya has led to many of its people attempting the dangerous sea crossing as refugees Eastern Libya has banned men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 from travelling abroad without permission. The region’s ...

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Famine returns

Image copyright Reuters The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. There have also been warnings of possible famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. The UN says nearly 20 million ...

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Remote control

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rumours are rife about Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s health – and grip on power As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was beginning his latest visit to London more than a month ago, a new series of Big Brother ...

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Addicted to art

Nigerian-British artist Adeniyi Olagunju, who takes everyday objects and reshapes them in surprising ways, says he’s “addicted to the creative process”. Olagunju, who has a show on in London at the moment, spoke to the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme ...

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