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Tanzania’s President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Magufuli said the civil servants had “robbed us… like common criminals” Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked nearly 10,000 civil servants for having fake education certificates. He was responding to the release

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April 28th, 2017

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Dickens Olewe: What Kenya’s chaotic primaries tell us about August poll

Political parties in Kenya have been holding primaries to choose the candidates who will represent them in the general elections. The BBC’s Dickens Olewe looks at why the exercise has been marred by violence in some regions and what it means for the August elections. ...

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Nabil Maaloul re-appointed as Tunisia coach

Nabil Maaloul will be aiming to help Tunisia qualify for the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Nabil Maaloul has been re-appointed as coach of Tunisia’s national team. His first spell in charge was in 2013 and lasted just seven months. The 54-year-old ...

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Somali trader’s life in South Africa

Somali Mohamud Gedi Ire escaped the violence in Mogadishu in 2008 and went to live in South Africa, where he runs a shop with his sons. He has been the target of xenophobic violence but also knows that he has freedoms in South Africa that he would not have in his birthplace.

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The Nigerian people smuggler

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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Obese woman to move to UAE after ‘losing 250kg’ in India

Image copyright Saifee hospital An Egyptian woman believed to have been the world’s heaviest is to be moved to the UAE after a row over her weight loss at the Indian hospital where she was being treated. Mumbai’s Saifee hospital said Eman Abd El Aty had weight ...

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State of anxiety

Image copyright EPA Image caption IS said it carried out twin bombings in Alexandria and Tanta At the ancient Monastery of St Mina in the desert sands of Egypt, a low concrete tomb holds the remains of Christians slaughtered for their faith – not in Roman times, but ...

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Fists for votes

Political parties in Kenya have been holding primaries to choose the candidates who will represent them in the general elections. The BBC’s Dickens Olewe looks at why the exercise has been marred by violence in some regions and what it means for the August elections. ...

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‘I saw my sister drown’

Image caption Kelvin had the belief he would get to Europe This year alone over 40,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean, many of them are Nigerians. The BBC’s Martin Patience has been to Nigeria’s Benin City where many of the migrants start their journey. ...

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Alastair Leithead Zuma is down but never out

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Not yet goodbye for President Jacob Zuma The last year has been a bumpy one for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. Mr Zuma has appeared to veer from one crisis to another. The latest being the negative effect to the economy after

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