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Congo mudslide death toll ‘to rise to 200’

The death toll from Wednesday’s landslide in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to rise above 200, officials say. Most of the dead are from a fishing community on Lake Albert. Officials say the figure is based on the number of households buried ...

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August 19th, 2017

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Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA

Image copyright AFP Image caption A “red alert” was set up at the border to stop Mrs Mugabe fleeing South Africa The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has failed to appear at the start of a regional leaders summit in South Africa. Grace Mugabe, 52, is

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August 19th, 2017

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South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim

Image copyright SA Government Image caption Mduduzi Manana became deputy education minister in 2012 A South African minister has resigned amid accusations he assaulted a woman in a nightclub earlier this month. Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last ...

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August 19th, 2017

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Cry Sierra Leone

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 400 people died as a result of the mudslides and flooding This week Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown experienced a devastating mudslide and flooding that claimed over 400 lives. Dozens are still missing presumed dead. ...

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August 19th, 2017

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African Nations Championship: Nigeria face a battle for survival

DR Congo have won the African Nations Championship twice in 2009 and 2016 Nigeria and Namibia are among the sides who will need to overturn first leg deficits in order to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in Kenya. Benin won the first leg 1-0 ...

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August 18th, 2017

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History of Africa: The Senegalese healer who talks to trees

Zeinab Badawi meets traditional Senegalese healer Malik Sow, who dispenses advice, wisdom and healing to those who come from far and wide to seek his help. The next episode of The History of Africa airs on BBC World News at 15:10 GMT on Saturday 19 August. Article source: ...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng returns to Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt

Kevin-Prince Boateng returns to the German Bundesliga to play for a fourth club Former Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng has signed a two-year deal with German side Eintracht Frankfurt. The move comes two days after the 30-year-old ended his contract with ...

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August 18th, 2017

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Ivory Coast’s Max Gradel explains Toulouse loan move

Max Gradel says he was worried his international future with Ivory Coast would be affected with lack of playing time at Bournemouth Ivory Coast international Max Gradel has insisted his loan move to Toulouse was not prompted by a falling out with Bournemouth. Gradel did not ...

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August 18th, 2017

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UN: Over one million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million. The nearly four-year civil war has pushed an average of 1,800 South Sudanese into neighbouring Uganda every day for the past year. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40977034

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August 18th, 2017

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Bottling the sea’s ‘healing qualities’

Throughout southern Africa, seawater is widely used in traditional medicine. Many bathe in it as a way to remove bad luck. And some, controversially (because of its dangerously high salt content) even consume it as a way to cleanse both body and spirit. Demand is high and ...

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August 18th, 2017

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