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‘It’s OK to make mayonnaise while on your period’

In some countries myths have developed about what women can and can’t do when they have their period – for example, in Madagascar some have grown up believing they can’t make mayonnaise while they are menstruating. One scoutmaster and science teacher, ...

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September 19th, 2017

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Nigeria’s Amina Yuguda wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Image caption Amina Yuguda hails from Yola in north-eastern Nigeria A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on high-profile news ...

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September 19th, 2017

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Food security

Image copyright Chris de Bode In sub-Saharan Africa, conflict and climate change have had a major impact on food security. Communities in Niger, Burundi and Central African Republic are experiencing dangerous levels of hunger and malnutrition. Chris de Bode visited these ...

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September 19th, 2017

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SLFA president Johansen to stand for re-election

Isha Johansen is one of just two female FA presidents in the world Isha Johansen is to bid for re-election as Sierra Leone’s FA president despite saying she suffered ‘intimidation’ and ‘discrimination’ during her first term. Africa’s only ...

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September 19th, 2017

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Egypt mass trial sees hundreds imprisoned over 2013 protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Clashes between police and demonstrators in 2013 ended in hundreds of deaths Forty-three people have been sentenced to life in prison after a mass trial in Egypt that also saw years-long sentences given to hundreds of others. Almost 500 ...

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September 18th, 2017

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Egypt mass trial sees hundreds imprisoned over 2013 protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Clashes between police and demonstrators in 2013 ended in hundreds of deaths Forty-three people have been sentenced to life in prison after a mass trial in Egypt that also saw years-long sentences given to hundreds of others. Almost 500 ...

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September 18th, 2017

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Kenyan voting system ‘won’t be ready’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition leader Raila Odinga (left on poster) successfully challenged August’s result in court The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in ...

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September 18th, 2017

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Kenyan voting system ‘won’t be ready’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition leader Raila Odinga (left on poster) successfully challenged August’s result in court The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in ...

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September 18th, 2017

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Captain Mina

Image copyright Mina Samir Image caption Fitness guru and police officer Mina Samir advises women who message him about sexual harassment Mina Samir is a 25-year-old Egyptian police officer well-known for loving the gym – but that’s not why thousands of women are

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September 18th, 2017

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Elizabeth Ohene: London’s coconut fad

Image copyright Getty Images In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene reflects on how London has changed and how it compares to Accra. On a short visit to London, I have been looking at the city with a ...

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September 18th, 2017

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