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The African circus comes to town

1 March 2017 Last updated at 13:05 GMT Mother Africa combines spectacular acrobatic stunts with traditional African music and dance. The show has opened in London as part of a global tour and two of the performers have been speaking to the BBC. Article source: ...

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March 1st, 2017

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Tunisia beach attack: 33 face charges for failing to help tourists

Image caption Rezgui roamed the Imperial Hotel unchallenged during his attack Hotel security guards are among 33 people facing charges that they failed to help tourists during 2015’s deadly attack on a beach in Sousse, Tunisian officials say. They are accused of not ...

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Nigerian engineer given ‘entry test’ at US airport

Image copyright AFP A Nigerian software engineer claims he was handed a written test by a US border officer at New York’s JFK airport to prove his tech credentials. Tech test for Nigerian software engineer A software engineer from Lagos, Nigeria, is claiming that he ...

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Gambian made co-owner of top restaurant

Image copyright Instagram – reneredzepinoma Image caption Ali Sonko, far right, along with restaurant managers James Spreadbury and Lau Richter, are now partners in Noma, Copenhagen A kitchen porter has been made a co-owner of the four-time winner of the world’s ...

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What happens when aid is given in cash?

US charity GiveDirectly is giving aid to Kenyans in cash and allowing them to choose how to spend it. What sort of things would the recipients prioritise with the money they were given? Video journalist: Roderick Macleod Article source: ...

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Doing aid differently

Image caption Joseph Ombimbo Nyakwaka and his wife Beatrice used their cash transfer to buy seeds and improve their home What is the best way of ensuring aid money is used effectively and efficiently? In Kenya, charities are experimenting with direct cash transfers, allowing

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