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Laos is ‘world’s fastest growing’ ivory market

Image copyright Lucy Vigne Image caption Dozens of shops sell thousands of items made of ivory in Laos, researchers have found The fastest growing ivory market in the world is now Laos, according to an investigation by Kenya-based group Save the Elephants. China is banning ...

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September 28th, 2017

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African Champions League: North African battle in semi-finals

Three of the four teams in the African Champions League semi-finals have been crowned continental champions Four north African clubs are in action this weekend in the first legs of the African Champions League semi-finals. Three of the sides, Al Ahly, Etoile du Sahel and ...

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September 28th, 2017

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Murder of Steve Biko

The funeral of South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko was held in September 1977. Peter Jones was arrested alongside Steve Biko, who then died in police custody. Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there. Article source: ...

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September 28th, 2017

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Parliamentary punch-ups in Uganda… and elsewhere

There have been two days of brawling in the Ugandan parliament over plans to amend the constitution to allow President Yoweri Museveni to stand in the next election. But Ugandan MPs are not the alone in getting physical in the chamber. BBC Africa looks at the recent history ...

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September 27th, 2017

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‘Painful truth’

Image copyright World Bank Image caption The UN and World Bank warn millions of pupils are not learning even basic literacy and numeracy Six out of 10 children and teenagers in the world are failing to reach basic levels of proficiency in learning, warns a hard-hitting ...

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September 27th, 2017

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Who are Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist group?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abubakar Shekau (centre) pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group but it later disowned him Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram – which has caused havoc in Africa’s most populous country through a wave of ...

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September 27th, 2017

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Togo protester says police brutally attacked him

A Togolese demonstrator says that police beat him so badly that he feared for his life Along with thousands of other Togolese, he has been calling for President Faure Gnassingbé to stand down. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41407400

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September 27th, 2017

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Cameroon ‘has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Many refugees arrive in Cameroon from Borno state, in north-east Nigeria Cameroon has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. The rights group accused

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Nigerian toddler run over by Boko Haram walks again

Image caption Ali was run over by Boko Haram militants in 2014 A five-year-old Nigerian boy, who was seriously injured when he was run over by Boko Haram militants three years ago, has taken his first steps since. The Islamist militants drove over Ali Ahmadu’s back on ...

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September 27th, 2017

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2018 World Cup: Ghana axe Ayew brothers for Uganda tie

Andre and Jordan Ayew missed Ghana’s 5-1 World Cup qualifying win over Congo Brazzaville Jordan and Andre Ayew have both been left out of the Ghana squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uganda. The brothers played for their English Premier League clubs at the ...

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September 27th, 2017

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