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Donkeys in Africa under threat as demand for hides grows

The use of donkey hides in Chinese traditional medicine has seen Africa’s donkey population halve in the past 20 years. It is having a profound effect on the rural economies that rely on the animals for transport and for agriculture. Article source: ...

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April 29th, 2017

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Donkeys in Africa under threat as demand for hides grows

The use of donkey hides in Chinese traditional medicine has seen Africa’s donkey population halve in the past 20 years. It is having a profound effect on the rural economies that rely on the animals for transport and for agriculture.

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April 29th, 2017

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The ‘cardinal’s’ tips on how to become a fashion king

‘Cardinal’ Ekoumany is the President of the Ivory Coast Sapeurs. Video produced by Daniel South. Listen to Newsday on the BBC iPlayer. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39745557

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How I smuggle people from Nigeria to Europe

Despite the dangers, many people still try to make the journey from West Africa to Europe. They first have to get across the Sahara to Libya and then sail across the Mediterranean sea. People smugglers like this man help facilitate the journey. Video journalist: Stephanie ...

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April 28th, 2017

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Pope Francis visits bombed Coptic church during Egypt visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Francis said religious leaders were “duty-bound” to prevent violence carried out “in the name of the sacred” Pope Francis, on a trip to Egypt, has visited a church where 29 people died in a suicide bombing in ...

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Niger ‘cleared’ over Areva uranium deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption The “uranium-gate” case has fuelled protests in Niger French nuclear giant Areva was solely responsible for a controversial $320m (£250m) uranium deal, a parliamentary investigation in Niger has said. The 2011 deal, known as ...

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How I smuggle people from Nigeria to Europe

Despite the dangers, many people still try to make the journey from West Africa to Europe. They first have to get across the Sahara to Libya and then sail across the Mediterranean sea. People smugglers like this man help facilitate the journey. Video journalist: Stephanie Hegarty

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April 28th, 2017

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Pope Francis visits Egypt as ‘messenger of peace’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Sisi greeted Pope Francis at his palace in Cairo Pope Francis is in Egypt on a visit aimed at improving Christian-Muslim dialogue, three weeks after bombings at two Coptic churches killed 45 people. He was greeted by President ...

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April 28th, 2017

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Manchester United tribute to Nigerian fans killed in Calabar

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Scores of people were watching the game in this viewing centre Manchester United has revealed plans to honour Nigerian football fans who died last week following an accident in the south-eastern city of Calabar. The tragedy, which ...

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April 28th, 2017

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DR Congo: UN peacekeepers face fresh sexual abuse claims

Image copyright AFP Image caption Monusco is the largest UN peacekeeping mission in the world A UN peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been suspended over allegations that he fathered a child with an underage girl. Under Congolese law, anyone under 18 is ...

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