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Car parker, Ivory Coast: ‘I’m the boss of this street’

If you live in an African city you will be familiar with car parkers or guards – men who suddenly appear when you park your car. They will watch it for you and guide you out when you leave… for a small fee. Also guarding their patches closely, they are a ...

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July 7th, 2017

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Beauty queen wearing gloves at orphanage ‘not racist’

Image copyright Sun International PR agency Photos of Miss South Africa wearing gloves while visiting black children at an orphanage in Soweto sparked a online outcry – but the orphanage staff say any insinuation that Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is racist is ...

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July 7th, 2017

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Gambia robot makers get US go-ahead

Image copyright Fatoumata Ceesay Image caption Fatoumata Ceesay is one of the Gambian team, who have created a robot to clean polluted water Gambian students who were twice denied visas to travel to the US for a robotics competition are celebrating after permission was ...

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July 7th, 2017

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Iheanacho close to Leicester move

Kelechi Iheanacho scored 21 goals in 64 games for Manchester City Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is close to making a £25m move to Leicester City. The 20-year-old Nigerian is in advanced talks with the Foxes and is thought to be keen to make the switch. Iheanacho ...

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July 7th, 2017

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Sudanese clubs disqualified from African competition after Fifa ban

Fifa regulations prohibits government interference in the running of football Football’s world governing body Fifa has banned Sudan because of government interference in the sport. A warning was issued last month after the government installed a new FA president. The ...

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July 7th, 2017

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How former slave Martha Ricks gifted a quilt to Queen Victoria

When former slave Martha Ann Erskine Ricks fulfilled her dream of meeting Queen Victoria, sailing from Liberia to England in 1892, she took with her a special gift for the monarch. Here is her story, in her own words, read by her descendant Florence Dennis-Huskin. Images of ...

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July 7th, 2017

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Portraits of a migrant

In the early hours of the morning, while the sea is clear, smugglers in Libya send off boats full of migrants that reach international waters by about 08:00. Photographer Marcus Drinkwater spent a month onboard the Golfo Azzurro, a vessel that intercepts these boats and ...

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July 7th, 2017

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PR firm Bell Pottinger apologises over S Africa campaign

Image copyright Twitter Public relations firm Bell Pottinger has apologised for its role in a media campaign in South Africa that critics say was inflaming racial tensions. The UK-based company sacked one employee and suspended another three, admitting the campaign was ...

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July 7th, 2017

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Shotputs and selfies

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright EPA Image caption Heavy seasonal rain causes problems for riders trying to keep dry and clean in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan on Friday. Image ...

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July 6th, 2017

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A quilt for a queen

Image copyright Penny Dale Image caption The quilt has been recreated by Martha Ricks’ family The two women, of a similar age, greeted each other warmly, shaking hands and smiling. One was the most powerful woman in the world – the other had been born into ...

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July 6th, 2017

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