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Pumza Fihlani: South African children rejoice as smacking banned

Image copyright iStock A recent court ruling has got South Africans of all ages discussing the merits, and otherwise, of smacking children. “Is it true that parents are not allowed to spank their children any more?” came the question from my 10-year-old ...

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Hordes of Al Ahly fans prompt training cancellation

Al Ahly fans unwittingly caused the cancellation of Tuesday’s training session in Cairo African Champions League finalists Al Ahly had to cancel a training session at their Cairo headquarters on Tuesday after too many fans turned up to watch. The Egyptians are eyeing a

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Vacant Uganda coaching role draws ‘over 200 applicants’

Interim coach Moses Basena is one of hundreds to apply for the vacant Uganda post Uganda interim coach Moses Basena has joined Togo coach Claude LeRoy in applying for the vacant Cranes post. The duo are among more than 200 coaches who have applied for the job, said a Ugandan

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Kenya elections: The human cost in Kisumu

The mother of Kisumu teenager George Odhiambo, who died after police clashes with opposition supporters boycotting Kenya’s election re-run, tells the BBC’s Emmanuel Igunza she wants to know why he was shot. Video journalist: Roderick Macleod Article source: ...

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Kenya election: Raila Odinga rejects ‘sham’ repeat vote

Media captionMr Odinga said his opposition National Super Alliance (Or Nasa) was dismayed by the vote Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has rejected the results of the re-run presidential election that saw Uhuru Kenyatta gaining a second term. Mr Odinga called it ...

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South Africans hold #BlackMonday protests over farm murders

Image copyright Zel Athena Archer Demonstrators are blocking motorways in South African in protest at the murder of white farmers. People have been posting their pictures on Instagram: Skip Instagram post by dirtyfootrose Klapmuts this morning 3 🇿🇦 . . . #southafrica ...

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2023 Rugby World Cup: South Africa recommended to host tournament

South Africa finished third at the 2015 World Cup South Africa has been recommended to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup ahead of Ireland and France, the tournament’s organising board has announced. The World Rugby Council will meet on 15 November in London for a final ...

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Cameroon jails President Biya critic for 25 years

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paul Biya has been in power for more than three decades Amnesty International has condemned the decision of a military court in Cameroon to sentence an opposition leader to 25 years in prison. Aboubakar Siddiki was arrested in 2014, accused ...

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Mogadishu bombings: Daytime ban on trucks to stop attacks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A truck packed with explosives killed at least 358 people in Mogadishu Trucks and tankers will be banned from entering Mogadishu during the day in the wake of two deadly attacks on the Somali capital in just two weeks. It is hoped the ...

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Russia to build nuclear power plants in Nigeria

Image copyright AFP Image caption A man takes part in a protest against rising electricity prices in Lagos in 2016 Russia has signed a deal to build two nuclear power plants in Nigeria, as Africa’s largest economy seeks to end its energy crisis. Russian state-owned ...

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