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‘Remarkable’ pioneer

Image copyright Bodleian Library Image caption Christian Cole was depicted in cartoons during his time at Oxford In a salute to a “remarkable” man, the University of Oxford has paid tribute to its first black student. But who was Christian Cole and what was life ...

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October 18th, 2017

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Roselyn Akombe flees Kenya ahead of election re-run

A senior official from the Kenyan electoral commission has fled the country. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission was expected to make changes after the Supreme Court nullified the first election. She says it has been under a political siege ahead of next ...

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October 18th, 2017

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100 Women: The men being taught what harassment feels like

Classes in Nairobi aim to teach boys and young men what constitutes harassment – and how to intervene if they spot it happening on public transport. The people behind the Kenyan scheme say it’s been successful but does it have an effect outside of the classroom? ...

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October 18th, 2017

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Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Roselyn Akombe says it would be “suicidal” for her to think she would be safe A senior member of Kenya’s electoral commission (IEBC) has resigned, saying the country is unable to hold credible elections next week. ...

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October 18th, 2017

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‘Failing teachers’

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, the editor-in-chief of Nigeria’s Daily Trust newspaper, Mannir Dan Ali, considers why Africa’s most populous country is struggling to educate its children. Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of ...

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October 18th, 2017

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Diawara scores but Napoli beaten

Gabriel Jesus has been directly involved in 21 goals in 20 starts in all competitions for City (15 goals, six assists) Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola felt his side’s 2-1 Champions League win over Napoli was a “perfect” performance against a side he ...

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October 18th, 2017

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Salah brace as Liverpool thrash Maribor

Roberto Firmino’s fourth-minute goal was his first in six games for Liverpool in all competitions Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said it was “nice to write a piece of history” as the Reds thrashed Slovenian side Maribor to record the biggest away win by an ...

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October 18th, 2017

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Kenya election official resigns, saying poll ‘not credible’

Image copyright BBC World Service Newsday programme Image caption Roselyn Akombe said she did not “feel safe enough to be able to go home” in the foreseeable future A senior member of Kenya’s electoral commission (IEBC) has resigned, saying the country is ...

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October 18th, 2017

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Mogadishu mourns

Image copyright UCL BME network/Union UCL What usually happens on social media after a terrorist attack? A hashtag circulates beginning with “Pray for…” or “I am…”. Users share images of the carnage, and people express an equal measure of ...

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October 17th, 2017

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Somali bomb victims

Image copyright Gurmad252 A Facebook page has been set up to help identify the victims of Somalia’s deadliest terror attack in a decade as well as those still missing. A lorry full of explosives destroyed hotels, government offices and restaurants at a busy junction in

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October 17th, 2017

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