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Slot machines ‘hard to resist’ for young in Ghana

In Ghana, slot machines have appeared in rural areas and in some towns gambling has been banned as a way to combat what is now seen as a growing social problem. The BBC’s Thomas Naadi reports from the northern town of Salaga. Article source: ...

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September 8th, 2017

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‘Mo’ problems, mo’ jokes’

The Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards are taking place this weekend in South Africa and for the first time, there will be a Pan-African comic of the year award. We went along to meet some of the continent’s top comedians, to find out what makes African comedy unique ...

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September 8th, 2017

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What’s Up Africa: Can you give Hell a makeover?

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Egypt detainees subjected to ‘assembly line’ of torture

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some 60,000 people are reported to have been detained in a crackdown on dissent since 2013 Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has given a “green light” to security forces to routinely torture political detainees, Human ...

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Martin Patience: Could vigilantes be Nigeria’s next threat?

They helped tackle Boko Haram but could vigilantes turn into Nigeria’s next security threat? With his homemade rifle resting on the sandbags of the checkpoint, Mustapha Musa scans the red-mud road and the lush green fields surrounding his small village of Molai ...

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Wilfried Bony: Striker says his children wanted Swansea move

Media playback is not supported on this device Wilfried Bony on his fan song and Swans return Wilfried Bony says his two sons convinced him to return to Swansea City because the club is “like a family”. The Ivory Coast striker returned to the Liberty Stadium on ...

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Mahlambi to be first South African to play in Egypt

Phakamani Mahlambi (2nd left) becomes the first South African to play in Egypt Egyptian side Al Ahly have signed Phakamani Mahlambi from South African champions Bidvest Wits on a four-year deal. The 19-year-old will be the first South African to play in the Egyptian League. ...

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What’s behind Algeria’s 2018 failure?

Algeria were given a hero’s welcome home after they reached the second round of the World Cup for the first time in 2014 On Tuesday, Algeria’s 1-0 home defeat by Zambia meant the North Africans could no longer qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia. At

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Plus-size fashion week held in Lagos

Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos is hosting its first ever fashion week dedicated to the plus-sized industry. The new event celebrates plus-size women in their own unique way, the organisers say. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41195530

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Giresse steps down as Mali coach

Alain Giresse won just one of his last seven matches in charge of Mali Frenchman Alain Giresse has resigned as coach of Mali, who prop up their World Cup qualifying group. The Frenchman’s decision came five days after his team was thumped 6-0 in Morocco, and a day ...

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