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Suits, oranges and brooms

Image copyright EPA Image caption Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party was formed after a merger of two main parties and other small parties Two rival families will compete for power in Kenya’s presidential election, in a relationship that goes back to before ...

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July 29th, 2017

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Kenya election: Fake BBC Focus on Africa report explained

Share this with Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Copy this link Read more about sharing Close share panel Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40763091

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July 29th, 2017

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Kenya election: Fake CNN and BBC news reports circulate

Image copyright . Image caption A report was made to look as though it was produced by the BBC Focus on Africa programme A fake news report about Kenya’s election that is made to look as if it is from broadcaster CNN has been circulating on social media. It comes after

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July 29th, 2017

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Elizabeth Ohene: 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 29th, 2017

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Rami Ruhayem: Burning boats in the Med

Media captionThe UNHCR calls for $420m to stop people risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean There was a serene, enchanting glow to the view from the Vos Prudence search-and-rescue ship as it slowed to a standstill off the Libyan coast a few hours after sunset. Three

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July 29th, 2017

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Mixed reaction as Fifa’s Sierra Leone probe moves closer

The Sierra Leone Football Association President Isha Johansen An investigative body is being established by world football’s governing body, Fifa to probe match fixing allegations in Sierra Leone. Players and officials have given mixed reactions to the panel being set ...

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History of Africa: Aksum, home of the Ark of the Covenant?

Zeinab Badawi’s History of Africa takes her to Eritrea and Aksum in neighbouring Ethiopia – home, according to local tradition, to the legendary Queen of Sheba and the sacred Ark of the Covenant. The next episode of History of Africa airs on BBC World News at ...

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July 29th, 2017

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‘People had nowhere to sell their mangoes’

Momarr Taal’s greatest passion is mangoes. The fruit grows liberally across The Gambia, in people’s backyards and in the wild. But it was not until Momarr set up a processing factory, that Gambians were able to sell the fruit commercially. Article source: ...

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‘More than 40’ killed in battle with Boko Haram in Nigeria

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria’s military has been battling the insurgents since 2009 More than 40 people have died in north-east Nigeria during an attempt to free people who had been ambushed in a convoy by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, sources have ...

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July 28th, 2017

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Migrant crisis: Italy backs force to police Libya shore

Image copyright AFP Image caption Libya says Italian plans for a force of ships, planes and sailors led by a frigate would undermine its sovereignty Italy’s cabinet has backed sending a mission to Libya to try to stem the influx of migrants. The mission would help ...

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July 28th, 2017

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