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South African artist using art to ‘find her identity’

South African artist Lady Skollie has unveiled her first solo exhibition in London. The centrepiece is a mural entitled ‘Khoisan Kween Mother’, drawing on her Khoisan roots. Hear more about Lady Skollie’s work on In The Studio from BBC World Service. ...

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April 11th, 2017

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Trump administration ‘to sell Nigeria planes’ for Boko Haram fight

Image copyright US Air Force Image caption Super Tucano A-29 aircraft can be used for both surveillance and attack The Trump administration plans to sell military planes to Nigeria despite concerns over rights abuses and a botched air strike that killed scores of civilians ...

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April 11th, 2017

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African migrants sold in Libya ‘slave markets’, IOM says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Reports of African migrants being bought and sold mark a new low in the crisis Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in “slave markets” in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) ...

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April 11th, 2017

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Egypt mourns Coptic church attack victims

Media caption‘We don’t fear’ says a worshipper at the bombed St George’s Church in Tanta Funerals have been held in Alexandria for victims of one of the two bomb attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt by so-called Islamic State (IS). The ceremony at the ...

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Shell admits dealing with Nigerian criminal

Image copyright PA Shell has admitted for the first time it dealt with a convicted money-launderer when negotiating access to a vast oil field in Nigeria. It comes after emails were published showing Shell negotiated with Dan Etete, who was later convicted of money ...

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Is piracy returning to Somalia?

Following the hijacking of three ships in less than a month, there is now renewed fear that piracy will return to the Horn of Africa. What’s behind the renewed activity? Video producer: Roderick Macleod Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39558038

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Somalia piracy: Indian ship freed but hijackers take crew

Image copyright AFP Image caption Piracy off the coast of Somalia has fallen sharply in recent years Somali security forces have rescued an Indian cargo ship seized by pirates earlier this month, but the hijackers took nine of the 11-man crew when they fled ashore. They are ...

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Kenya’s marathon-winning couple

Kenya’s husband-and-wife marathon runners Paul Lonyangata and Purity Rionoripo won the men’s and women’s races in Paris on Sunday. Kenya also took the other podium places in both races. Images supplied by AFP, Reuters and ASO/Activ’Images/J.Everaerdt.

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April 10th, 2017

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South African President Jacob Zuma: Protesters racists

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some key allies of the ANC called for President Jacob Zuma to step down South African President Jacob Zuma has branded protesters calling for his resignation “racists”, saying they held placards that were derogatory about ...

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Matthew Davies: Can South Africa ditch its new junk status?

Image caption The rand has come under pressure since the credit rating was downgraded on Monday The immediate impact of South Africa’s ratings downgrade by Standard Poor’s is largely seen on the screens of financial traders. The country’s currency, the ...

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April 10th, 2017

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