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Meet the Ivorian man who learned ballet using online videos

Yos Clark taught himself ballet online and has been awarded a scholarship to study dance in England. Video produced by Robert Spencer. Listen to BBC World Service’s Newsday programme on the iPlayer. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41401203

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September 27th, 2017

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Dutch tourists attacked in South Africa return home

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The tourists were allegedly robbed at gunpoint while travelling from OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg A group of elderly Dutch tourists, who were robbed in South Africa on Sunday by men posing as police, have returned home to the ...

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September 27th, 2017

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Balancing act

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP South African Daniel Laruelle competes at the Highline Extreme event in Switzerland on Friday. Fifty of the world’s best slackliners, as they are ...

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September 27th, 2017

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Tomi Oladipo: Chad out, Sudan in

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chadian soldiers have been key in fighting Islamist militants in West Africa Chad has called on the US government to reverse its decision to include the country on its travel ban list. Foreign Minister Madeleine Alingué said in a statement ...

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September 26th, 2017

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Amina Yuguda: Why Nigeria wants to remove police roadblocks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police say the move is intended to reduce time wasted at roadblocks and ease business Nigeria’s police chief Ibrahim Idris has ordered the immediate removal of all police roadblocks across the country. Many Nigerians will welcome the ...

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September 26th, 2017

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Togo protester ‘attacked by police’

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 26th, 2017

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Seven arrested in Egypt after raising rainbow flag at concert

Image copyright Mashrou’ Leila Image caption Mashrou’ Leila said the Cairo concert had been one of the best they had played Egyptian police have arrested seven people after they were allegedly seen raising rainbow flags at a concert in Cairo last week, security ...

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September 26th, 2017

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Uganda MPs brawl during presidential age-limit debate

Media captionChairs were thrown during the debate in parliament Chaotic scenes broke out in Uganda’s parliament as MPs debated the contentious removal of the presidential age limit. Tempers flared and lawmakers were filmed brawling after it was alleged an MP had ...

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September 26th, 2017

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2018 World Cup: Burkina Faso drop Malo for ‘mistakes’

Patrick Malo played Burkina Faso’s first two games at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Patrick Malo has been left out of the Burkina Faso squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier in South Africa. The 25-year-old played in the 2018 qualifiers earlier this month ...

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September 26th, 2017

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Diamond-Lesedi La Rona sold for $53m to London Jeweller

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A model displays the “Lesedi La Rona” diamond at Sotheby’s in New York The world’s second-largest gem-quality diamond has been sold to a London jeweller for $53m (£39.5m). Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff ...

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September 26th, 2017

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