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The gospel train

The daily journey to work can be a stressful, exhausting or plain boring experience. It may not be to everyone’s tastes but one husband-and-wife team of preachers in Kenya believes the time is best used for spiritual upliftment and has transformed a Nairobi commuter ...

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May 28th, 2017

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Medical research centre frozen in time

Evgenia Arbugaeva photographs the people maintaining the Amani Hill Research Station, a semi-abandoned colonial research facility in the jungle of Tanzania. Started by the Germans in the late 19th Century as a botanical garden, the facility was converted by the British into ...

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May 28th, 2017

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Kidnapped and enslaved in a forest for three years

When Faith was 16 she was kidnapped by Islamist militants. She was held captive in a forest on the Kenya-Somali border where she gave birth to a baby girl. Faith’s name has been changed for this video. Her story is told in The Sex Slaves of al-Shabab which is on the ...

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May 28th, 2017

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Algeria’s overseas stars welcome U-turn on foreign players ban

A rule banning Entente Setif and other Algerian clubs from signing overseas players was overturned earlier this week. Barring an unlikely slip up, Entente Setif will clinch their eighth Algerian league title this year with the immediate future of two of their foreign stars ...

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May 27th, 2017

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Aubameyang wins German Cup for Dortmund

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cool chipped penalty was his 40th goal of the season Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty won the German Cup for Borussia Dortmund as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt and ended a run of three final defeats in a row. Ousmane Dembele cut in ...

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May 27th, 2017

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SA leave U-20 World Cup with one point

Zambia, Guinea, Senegal and South Africa have all been representing Africa at the Fifa Under 20 World Cup in South Korea South Africa’s Under-20 World Cup campaign in South Korea came to an end on Saturday with a 0-0 draw against Group D leaders Uruguay in Incheon. The

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May 27th, 2017

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G7 talks: Trump isolated over Paris climate change deal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump has brought new US priorities to his first G7 summit Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have failed to agree a statement on climate change. Six world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord, the ...

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May 27th, 2017

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Egypt Coptic Christians: IS claims attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Egypt’s Coptic Christian community was already reeling from two suicide bombings in April So-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed it was behind an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt that killed at least 29 people ...

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May 27th, 2017

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‘Will I be next?’

Image copyright kayfab_27 Image caption Karabo Mokoena’s killing is being seen as symbolic of the wider violence faced by women in South Africa A white coffin carries the remains of Karabo Mokoena. Her friends and family have gathered to say an untimely goodbye to ...

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May 27th, 2017

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Africa’s week in pictures: 19

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Celebration time as relatives of the 82 Chibok girls released in May greet each other as they wait to be reunited with them on ...

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May 27th, 2017

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