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Yousra Elbagir: Sudan’s ‘big and beautiful’ pills for women

Image copyright Yousra Elbagir/BBC Image caption Pills with fattening side-effects are widely available from illegal vendors in Sudan In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir looks at how some Sudanese women are turning to black market substances in ...

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July 20th, 2017

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Surfer’s close encounter with shark… again

Champion surfer Mick Fanning was taking part in the World Surf League event in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa when a large great white shark was spotted. It was the same competition and location where he was attacked by a shark in 2015. Article source: ...

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July 20th, 2017

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South Africa’s Gupta scandal

In South Africa, allegations of high-level corruption are being fuelled by a huge leak of confidential emails. Mixed up in the scandal is a British PR company, Bell Pottinger, which has been accused of fuelling racial tensions in order to distract attention from a powerful ...

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July 20th, 2017

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Boko Haram suspects tortured in Cameroon, Amnesty says

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cameroon has been fighting the Boko Haram militants Suspected Boko Haram fighters have been “brutally tortured” by security forces in Cameroon, a rights group says. Amnesty International said in a report that the suspects, ...

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July 20th, 2017

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Satellites and science

Image caption The development team behind the satellite In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene ponders whether Ghana’s new satellite will change attitudes towards science. We do not like science very much in this ...

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July 19th, 2017

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‘Her generosity cost her life’

Image copyright UNAids Image caption Prudence Mabele has died at the age of 46 Prudence Mabele’s decision to become one of the first black South African women to declare her HIV-positive status was the start of a lifetime’s campaigning. It was 1992, and the ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Joseph Warungu: Free in Freetown

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The effects of civil war and the Ebola tragedy are still evident in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu leaves the hubbub of Nairobi to finally make his maiden visit ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Piers Edwards: Turning football into wine

Media captionHow I turned football into wine Footballers have long relied on the terraces for inspiration but when Olivier Tebily does so these days, he is looking at rows of vines – not fans. While many footballers’ post-playing plans involve staying in the ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Aston Villa sign Egypt’s Elmohamady

Ahmed Elmohamady made 41 appearances in all competitions for Hull City last season Aston Villa have signed full-back Ahmed Elmohamady from Hull City for £1m on three-year contract. Elmohamady, 29, is reunited with former boss Steve Bruce after Villa activated a release ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Radical changes to Nations Cup await rubber-stamping

The two-day symposium in Rabat has been looking at the future of football in Africa. Dramatic changes to Africa’s top competition now await rubber-stamping by the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) after recommendations made at a ...

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July 19th, 2017

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