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Makeshift army

Image caption Pierre Mbolihundo and other members of his vigilante group aim to keep Obo safe The international hunt for Joseph Kony seems to be over, but the notorious rebel leader, who was first chased from his native Uganda to South Sudan and then to the Central African ...

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May 23rd, 2017

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Ethnic vote?

Ahead of Kenya’s elections in August, we asked you what issues you want us to report on. We will be updating this page with further questions: How important is ethnicity in the election? Kenya’s political leaders have always relied on the backing of members of ...

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May 22nd, 2017

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Alastair Leithead: After Boko Haram

In April 2014 Islamist militants kidnapped 276 girls from their school in Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria. This month dozens were released. But when will the rest be free? TAP HERE to read more. Image copyright EPA Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39965685

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May 22nd, 2017

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South Africa’s Western Cape declares drought disaster

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Western Cape is experiencing the worst drought in more than a century South Africa’s Western Cape province has declared a drought disaster as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years. Provincial leader Helen Zille said water ...

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May 22nd, 2017

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Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $50m’ from state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yahya Jammeh left the country in January after being voted out of power The Gambia’s former president stole “at least” $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said. Yahya

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May 22nd, 2017

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Zambia’s new national strip unveiled

The kit comes in three colours; orange for home matches, green (away) and white alternative Zambia have unveiled a new kit ahead of their 2018 World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup qualifying campaigns. The new home strip for the country’s national senior and junior teams is ...

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May 22nd, 2017

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Senegal make winning start at U20 World Cup

Senegal were thoroughly dominant as they swept aside the Saudis Senegal began their Fifa under-20 World Cup campaign in triumphant fashion by beating Saudi Arabia 2-0 on Monday. Semi-finalists last time out, Senegal secured all three points with first half goals from ...

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May 22nd, 2017

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$5 solar light designed for Africa

Image copyright Inventid A UK design consultancy has teamed up with a giant Chinese manufacturer to produce what they say is the world’s most affordable solar lamp. Manchester-based firm Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 (£3.85) in African ...

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May 22nd, 2017

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UK racist jailed for attacking Somali woman

Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption David Gallacher was described by the judge as a “shabby racist” and a “thug” A “shabby racist” who repeatedly kicked a pregnant Muslim woman, resulting in her losing her unborn baby, has ...

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May 22nd, 2017

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Zimbabwe hunter ‘crushed to death by shot elephant’

Image copyright TB Big Game Hounds Image caption Mr Botha’s website showcases various animals he had hunted across his career A professional big-game hunter was crushed to death by an elephant that had been shot, according to reports in South Africa. The Netwerk24 ...

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May 22nd, 2017

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