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DR Congo President Kabila warns against foreign meddling

Image copyright AP Image caption President Kabila came to power in 2001 The Democratic Republic of Congo will not tolerate any foreign interference in the country’s electoral process, President Joseph Kabila has said. He told MPs in the capital, Kinshasa, that he will ...

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April 5th, 2017

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Nigeria starts vaccination drive against meningitis outbreak

Image copyright EPA Image caption Health workers have 500,000 vaccines to start the immunisation campaign Nigeria has started a mass vaccination programme in a bid to stop an outbreak of meningitis. More than 300 people have died of the disease since late last year. Medical ...

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South Africa President Jacob Zuma gets backing from ANC

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some key allies of the ANC called for President Jacob Zuma to step down South Africa’s embattled president has been backed by a major decision-making body within the ruling ANC. It was looking at a complaint by some of the ANC top ...

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South Africa’s leadership split

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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China’s ivory trade ban

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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River of life

Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees have fled violence and hunger in their home country for the safety of camps in northern Uganda. More than 50,000 of them now live in Rhino camp, a sprawling expanse of huts and tents scattered across dusty scrubland near the ...

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Ghetto city

Media captionWATCH: A favela powered by the sun Cities need new ways to create energy and cut down on waste, and some of the most innovative – and low-tech – solutions may well be found in the parts of town the city authorities are least likely to talk about. ...

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River of life

Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees have fled violence and hunger in their home country for the safety of camps in northern Uganda. More than 50,000 of them now live in Rhino camp, a sprawling expanse of huts and tents scattered across dusty scrubland near the ...

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April 4th, 2017

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Costly junk

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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Sadio Mane: Liverpool still waiting on severity of forward’s injury

Mane suffered the injury in a challenge with Leighton Baines, having earlier scored the opening goal Liverpool’s Sadio Mane will miss Wednesday’s match with Bournemouth, but Jurgen Klopp says it is “possible” the Senegal forward could be ruled out for

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