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Africa’s top shots: 24-30 March 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright EPA Image caption Street artist Lia Annickson showed off one of his paintings in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Wednesday. Image copyright AP Image caption The ...

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March 31st, 2017

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Can China’s ivory trade ban save elephants?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ivory is highly prized in China, where items can sell for thousands of dollars Liu Fenghai has made his fortune in the ivory trade. There was a time when he had 25 craftsmen working exclusively on elephant ivory at his factory in ...

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March 31st, 2017

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South Africa rand falls after President Zuma sacks Gordhan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pravin Gordhan has been seen as standing up to President Jacob Zuma in cabinet South Africa’s rand plunged more than 5% overnight after President Jacob Zuma sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Eight other ministers were reshuffled ...

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March 31st, 2017

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Africa’s top shots: 24-30 March 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright EPA Image caption Street artist Lia Annickson showed off one of his paintings in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Wednesday. Image copyright AP Image caption The ...

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March 31st, 2017

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Shutting up shop

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ivory is highly prized in China, where items can sell for thousands of dollars Liu Fenghai has made his fortune in the ivory trade. There was a time when he had 25 craftsmen working exclusively on elephant ivory at his factory in ...

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March 31st, 2017

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Racing towards history

Fighting freezing winds, bone-breaking speed and up to five g-force, the Nigerian women’s bobsleigh team are training hard in western Canada. Driver Seun Adigun and brakewomen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga are all former professional track and field athletes. Their ...

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March 31st, 2017

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Fifa proposes nine African World Cup spots

An African nation has never lifted the World Cup trophy in its 87 year history Fifa is proposing that Africa gets nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. That would be an increase from the tally of five places that the continent currently holds.

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March 31st, 2017

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South Africa’s President Zuma sacks finance minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pravin Gordhan has been seen as standing up to President Zuma in cabinet South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after days of speculation that rocked the country’s markets and currency. Mr ...

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March 31st, 2017

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Mo Allie: SA gangland school top of the class

Manenberg in Cape Town, South Africa, is infamous for its high crime rate, but it is now being associated with academic excellence, writes the BBC’s Mo Allie. Looking from the outside at The Leadership College (TLC) with its basic structure and its small classrooms, ...

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March 30th, 2017

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Fifa propose nine African World Cup spots

An African nation has never lifted the World Cup trophy in its 87 year history Fifa is proposing that Africa gets nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. That would be an increase from the tally of five places that the continent currently holds.

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March 30th, 2017

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