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Gift Ngoepe: First Africa-born player in top-flight baseball

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gift Ngoepe signed for Pittsburgh in 2008 South Africa’s Gift Ngoepe has become the first Africa-born player to feature in a Major League Baseball (MLB) game. He made his top-flight debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday ...

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April 27th, 2017

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Punishment Island

Unmarried girls who got pregnant used to be seen as bringing shame to their families in parts of Uganda, so they were taken to a tiny island and left to die. The lucky ones were rescued, and one of them is still alive. The BBC’s Patience Atuhaire tracked her down. ...

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April 27th, 2017

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The Nigeria Football Federation gets financial boost

The Nigeria Football Federation has had financial difficulties in recent years with coaches and players often going months without being paid The cash-strapped Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has received a financial boost from an energy company worth around US$9.2 million

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April 26th, 2017

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The draw for group stage of the Confederation Cup is completed

DR Congo’s TP Mazembe will defend their Confederation Cup title after being knocked out of the African Champions League for a second successive season TP Mazembe of DR Congo face trips to South Africa, Guinea and Gabon as they bid to defend their Confederation Cup ...

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April 26th, 2017

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The draw for group stage of the Confederation Cup is completed

DR Congo’s TP Mazembe will defend their Confederation Cup title after being knocked out of the African Champions League for a second successive season TP Mazembe of DR Congo face trips to South Africa, Guinea and Gabon as they bid to defend their Confederation Cup ...

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April 26th, 2017

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Mamelodi Sundowns handed a tricky Champions League draw

Mamelodi Sundowns became just the second South African side to be crowned African champions Titleholders South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns have been handed a tricky draw for the group stage of this year’s African Champions League. As well as debutants Saint George

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April 26th, 2017

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Jonathan Shapiro: Why I sketched South Africa being raped

Prominent South African cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro defends his controversial sketch of President Jacob Zuma and a businessman raping ‘Lady South Africa’. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39717402

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April 26th, 2017

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South Africa’s nuclear deals unlawful, court rules

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Africa currently has one nuclear plant A South African court has annulled initial agreements the government reached with three countries to help it build nuclear power stations. The deals with Russia, the US and South Korea were ...

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April 26th, 2017

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Catherine Byaruhanga: DR Congo’s voodoo rebels

Image caption The latest conflict began when the government refused to recognise a traditional chief A new conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has seen hundreds killed, a million displaced and the reported recruitment of thousands of child soldiers. The BBC’s ...

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April 26th, 2017

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Ill-gotten gains?

Image copyright Efcc Nigerians have been shocked and bemused after huge piles of cash have been unearthed in various parts of the country in recent months. Journalist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at what is going on. In February, $9.2m and £750,000 were discovered

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April 26th, 2017

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