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Bility optimistic peace will return to Sierra Leone football

Liberia’s Musa Bility headed up the Fifa task force which visited Sierra Leone Musa Bility, the head of the Fifa task force which has just returned from a visit to Sierra Leone, says he is optimistic peace will soon return to Sierra Leone’s Football Association ...

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September 30th, 2017

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The children who fled Boko Haram

What’s it like to spend most of the life you can remember without a home? Militant Islamis group Boko Haram is still terrorising north-eastern Nigeria and that means more than a million people can’t go back to their farms, towns or villages. Most of them are children, who ...

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September 30th, 2017

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‘My wife died in stampede at Ethiopian Oromo festival’

At least 55 people were killed during a protest at a thanksgiving festival in Ethiopia’s Oromia region a year ago. Abdisa Borena, who lost his pregnant wife Siifan, remembers her death and explains why he wants to return to this year’s festival. This was a BBC ...

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September 29th, 2017

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What’s Up Africa: An alternative air safety video?

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September 29th, 2017

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The portable science kit entrepreneur

Millions of school children in Africa lack the equipment that makes the teaching of scientific subjects come alive. Inspired by her own experience in the system, one young entrepreneur in Durban, South Africa, has created an economical kit of simple, hands-on experiments. ...

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September 29th, 2017

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Fashion should ‘collaborate

South Africa-based Thabo Makhetha, who designs clothes using traditional blankets from Lesotho, shares her thoughts on Louis Vuitton’s decision to produce a collection using a similar print. This month’s BBC Africa Debate asks “Can you trademark culture?” It will be ...

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September 29th, 2017

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Cameroon bans pro-independence rallies in Anglophone area

Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists accuse the government of using excessive force to end protests Cameroon has banned public meetings and travel in a mainly English-speaking region ahead of a protest to demand independence for the area. The South-West region’s

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September 29th, 2017

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Mohamed Kallon out to boost Sierra Leone coaching

Sierra Leone’s former Monaco striker Mohamed Kallon says he is aiming to earn his Uefa Professional Coaching License in 2019 Former Leone Stars captain Mohamed Kallon is aiming to improve coaching back home in Sierra Leone after he acquired his Uefa A License coaching ...

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September 29th, 2017

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Blowing trumpets

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Reuters In Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a church choir performs at Meskel, the first big festival of the Ethiopian religious year. Image copyright ...

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September 29th, 2017

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Inspiration or looting?

Image copyright Thabo Makhetha (TMCollective) Image caption Thabo Makhetha uses traditional blankets from Lesotho to make clothes Blankets from Lesotho are at the centre of controversy in the fashion world, with some arguing that powerful people are appropriating them for ...

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September 28th, 2017

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