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Motlanthe ‘uncertain’ over ANC support under Jacob Zuma

Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe says he is uncertain about whether he can support the African National Congress at the next election in 2019. Speaking to the BBC, he said his vote could not be taken “as given”, and spoke of an “avalanche of

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April 22nd, 2017

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Motlanthe ‘uncertain’ over ANC support under Jacob Zuma

Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe says he is uncertain about whether he can support the African National Congress at the next election in 2019. Speaking to the BBC, he said his vote could not be taken “as given”, and spoke of an “avalanche of

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April 21st, 2017

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The Gambian footballer who drowned in search of a better life

Gambian footballer Hamadou hoped to pull his family out of poverty by going to Europe, but tragedy befell him. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39671896

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April 21st, 2017

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Egyptian soldiers accused of killing unarmed Sinai men in leaked video

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Egypt’s military has been carrying out anti-terror operations in the Sinai peninsula for years A video has emerged which allegedly shows Egyptian soldiers shooting dead unarmed detainees in the northern Sinai region, where the

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April 21st, 2017

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South Africa bus crash ‘kills at least 19 children’

Image copyright Twitter/ER24 Image caption The minibus was carrying children from primary and secondary schools At least 19 children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital, Pretoria, emergency services and officials say. The children died after ...

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April 21st, 2017

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Egyptian soldiers accused of killing unarmed Sinai men in leaked video

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Egypt’s military has been carrying out anti-terror operations in the Sinai peninsula for years A video has emerged which allegedly shows Egyptian soldiers shooting dead unarmed detainees in the northern Sinai region, where the

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April 21st, 2017

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Cameroon ends internet shutdown on orders of President Paul Biya

Image caption Businesses such as this one were badly hit by the internet ban Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been turned back on three months after they were cut off following protests. People were delighted when online access was restored

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April 21st, 2017

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Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Scores of people were watching the game in this viewing centre At least seven people have died after an electric cable fell on fans watching a Manchester United match on TV in Nigeria, police say. The high-tension cable fell on a crowded

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April 21st, 2017

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South Africa bus crash kills 20 children

Image copyright Twitter/ER24 Image caption The minibus was carrying children from primary and secondary schools Twenty children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services have said. The children died after the vehicle ...

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April 21st, 2017

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Africa’s top shots: 13-20 April 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Praise singers in traditional regalia dressed up on Good Friday for a church service in Johannesburg, South Africa… Image ...

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April 21st, 2017

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