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Milton Nkosi: The widening crack in South Africa’s leadership

Image copyright South Africa Government Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma and Pravin Gordhan pictured just last month on budget day It was the night of the long knives when President Jacob Zuma sacked the finance minister against the wishes of his senior party ...

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Afcon win made Zambia players ‘big-headed’

Wedson Niyrenda has been coach of Zambia since the beginning of 2017 Zambia coach Wedson Niyrenda says some players became too “big-headed” following their 2012 Africa Cup of Nations victory. Chipolopolo surprised many by beating Ivory Coast on penalties in Gabon

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Upsetting a president

What does it take to upset a president? How sick does a corrupt politician need to be to earn a get-out-of-jail card? And what could Brexit really mean for Africa? This is Africa in 90 seconds through the eyes of satirist Ikenna Azuike. Article source: ...

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Niger court action over ‘fraudulent’ uranium deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Students and civil society activists in Niger believe they do not get a fair share from their country’s uranium trade Activists in Niger have started legal action into a uranium deal in which the country is said to have lost $3.25m. ...

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DR Congo peacekeeping: UN votes to scale down mission

Image copyright AFP Image caption Monusco is the largest UN peacekeeping mission in the world The UN Security Council has voted to cut the size of Monusco, its largest and most expensive peacekeeping mission, which operates in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Under a draft ...

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Afcon win made Zambia players ‘big-headed’

Wedson Niyrenda has been coach of Zambia since the beginning of 2017 Zambia coach Wedson Niyrenda says some players became too “big-headed” following their 2012 Africa Cup of Nations victory. Chipolopolo surprised many by beating Ivory Coast on penalties in Gabon

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South Africa’s night of the long knives

The cabinet reshuffle by South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma was expected, but its scale has taken people by surprise. The BBC’s Lerato Mbele takes a look at the implications. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39453962

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Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers strategy

Nigeria’s militant Islamist Boko Haram group is abducting, drugging, and forcing women to marry its members, as part of its attempt to recruit them as suicide bombers. BBC News’ Clive Myrie travelled to the city of Gwoza, the Boko Haram stronghold for eight ...

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Kuwait ‘probes Ethiopia maid window fall’

Image copyright Alanba Image caption Another video posted by the Alanba newspaper showed the maid being rescued after her fall The Kuwaiti authorities are reportedly investigating a video that appears to show a woman filming her Ethiopian maid falling from a seventh-floor ...

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South Africa leaders divided after President Zuma sacks Gordhan

Media captionSouth Africa’s night of the long knives South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as “totally unacceptable”. His late night dismissal on Thursday led to a 5% plunge in the

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