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Kenya election: 62 charged for electoral offences

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Parties were choosing candidates to represent them in the general elections Sixty-two people have been charged with various electoral offences following highly-contested party primaries in Kenya. A statement from the prosecutor’s ...

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Somalia attack: Minister Abdullahi Sheikh Abas killed in Mogadishu

Image caption Abdullahi Sheikh Abas was an outsider with no political experience when he took the role Somalia’s Public Works Minister Abdullahi Sheikh Abas has been killed after an attack on his convoy in the capital, Mogadishu. He was shot in his car near the ...

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Talks between rival Libya factions ‘make some progress’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Libya has been hit by war and chaos since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 Talks between the two largest factions in war-torn Libya have made progress in reaching a deal to resolve resolve the country’s political and economic ...

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Egyptian Saad Mohammed creates 700 metre Koran by hand

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Saad Mohammed has spent three years creating his scroll An Egyptian school drop-out is hoping to make history after spending three years painstakingly creating what he believes to be the world’s largest Koran. Saad Mohammed’s

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Nigerians urge more Cambridge applications

Jimi Babasola and Peter Adefioye are two of the people in a picture of 14 black male students at Cambridge University that has become a hit on Facebook. They, alongside Ore Ogunbiyi who took the photo, told Victoria Derbyshire they wanted to encourage young black people to ...

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Quarter of North Africa men ‘back equality’

Media captionThe patriarchy works for a “very small” minority in the Middle East, Shereen El Feki tells BBC World TV Only one in four men in the Arab world supports equality for women in some areas, and most still believe a woman’s primary role is at home, ...

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Losing Kenyan candidates rush to stand as independents

Image copyright AFP Image caption Huge rallies are already taking place for August’s elections Long queues formed at the offices of Kenya’s electoral regulator as hundreds of people, including current MPs and governors, flocked to register as candidates for this ...

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Sulley Muntari: Garth Crooks calls for black players in Italy to strike

Ghana midfielder Muntari’s former clubs include Portsmouth and Sunderland Ex-Tottenham striker Garth Crooks says “every self-respecting black player” in the Italian league should strike this weekend unless Sulley Muntari’s one-match suspension is ...

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Nigeria’s ailing President Buhari misses third cabinet meeting

Image copyright AFP Image caption In a series of tweets Aisha Buhari (left) tried to reassure Nigerians worried about the president’s health Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has missed his third cabinet meeting in a row amid ongoing questions about the state ...

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Johnny Clegg

After nearly 40 years in the business, one of South Africa’s best-known musicians is hanging up his guitar. Johnny Clegg, best known for his fusion of western and Zulu music, reflects on the highlights of his career. Video Journalist – Christian Parkinson. ...

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