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Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Zannah Mustapha wins UN award

Media captionVolunteer school teacher Zannah Mustapha is the winner of the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award A teacher who takes in orphans of both Islamist fighters and Nigerian army soldiers has won this year’s UN Nansen Refugee Award. “They are the best of ...

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September 18th, 2017

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BBC launches services for Ethiopia and Eritrea

Image caption The new sites have already generated a lot of interest The BBC World Service has launched three websites for Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s. The sites would be a “source of truth” in a region with ...

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September 18th, 2017

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BBC launches services for Ethiopia and Eritrea

Image caption The new sites have already generated a lot of interest The BBC World Service has launched three websites for Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s. The sites would be a “source of truth” in a region with ...

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September 18th, 2017

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Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Image copyright Wildlife Justice Commission Criminal networks smuggling rhino horn out of Africa are turning it into jewellery to evade its detection in airports, an investigation has found. Wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic revealed an “emerging trend” ...

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September 18th, 2017

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Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Image copyright Wildlife Justice Commission Criminal networks smuggling rhino horn out of Africa are turning it into jewellery to evade its detection in airports, an investigation has found. Wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic revealed an “emerging trend” ...

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September 18th, 2017

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Aubameyang scores twice as Dortmund go top

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored four goals in four league games for Dortmund this season Borussia Dortmund moved top of the Bundesliga by thrashing Cologne, who suffered the German top-flight’s worst start since the 1962-63 season. Cologne have lost all four ...

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September 17th, 2017

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Confederation Cup: Holders TP Mazembe seize quarter-final advantage

DR Congo’s TP Mazembe beat Algeria’s Mouloudia Bejaia in the final to win the African Confederation Cup in 2016 Holders TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo won the first leg of their Confederation Cup quarter-final against Al Hilal Obeid 2-1 in Sudan ...

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September 17th, 2017

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Sundowns secure narrow win over Wydad

Mamelodi Sundowns played the first leg of their quarter-final in front of their home fans at the Atteridgville stadium South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns continued the defence of their African Champions League crown with a 1-0 home victory over Morocco’s Wydad ...

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September 17th, 2017

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Ferroviario da Beira hit late equaliser as Al Ahly also draw at home

Oussama Darfalou scored an away goal for USM Alger at Mozambique’s Ferroviario da Beira Ferroviario da Beira of Mozambique scored an 89th minute equaliser to draw 1-1 at home to USM Alger in the first leg of their African Champions League quarter-final. The Algerian ...

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September 16th, 2017

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DR Congo security forces shoot dead Burundi migrants

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There are tens of thousands of Burundians living in the DRC Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead 37 Burundian migrants who were protesting after four of their countrymen were expelled, the UN says. Its ...

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September 16th, 2017

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