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VIDEO: Nigeria hoteliers see growth potential

Despite the economic problems in Nigeria, one sector has actually remained reasonably upbeat. The hotels and hospitality industry, especially in the capital city Lagos, is attracting investors both domestic and foreign. The BBC’s Ijeoma Ndukwe has more for Africa ...

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April 29th, 2016

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VIDEO: How to turn poacher into gamekeeper

Despite previous attempts to stop the killing of elephants, poaching is taking a heavy toll on the population. One solution is to make elephants worth more alive than dead. Alastair Leithead has been to the Caprivi Strip in north-eastern Namibia, which has seen its elephant ...

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April 29th, 2016

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Nairobi six-storey building collapses

Image copyright AP Image caption Live footage on Kenyan television showed survivors being pulled out of the rubble A six-storey building has collapsed in a residential area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi as heavy rain plays havoc across the country. At least three people have

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April 29th, 2016

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VIDEO: Ballet: ‘Every dancer should have this’

Lagos has the reputation as a fast-paced city. Chaotic and frenetic, it is the business hub of West Africa. But while that is certainly true of some of Lagos, there is also a thriving arts and dance scene. Africa Business Report spoke to Sarah Boulos, founder of the Society ...

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April 29th, 2016

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Guinea football under control of Fifa

Fifa has appointed a normalisation committee to take charge of Guinea’s Football Federation (FGF). Football’s world governing body acted following the “internal wrangles affecting the FGF that have halted all football competitions in Guinea”. The ...

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April 29th, 2016

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Saved circus lions head to SA sanctuary

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many of the lions have been mutilated in captivity: some are declawed and have broken teeth More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa. The group organising the return, ...

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April 29th, 2016

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Malawi’s albinos ‘face extinction’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UN expert on albinism says people with the condition are seen as a form of income Malawi’s estimated 10,000 albinos face “extinction” if they continue to be murdered for their body parts for use in witchcraft, ...

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April 29th, 2016

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Zuma should face corruption case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This is the latest legal blow for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma South Africa’s President Zuma should face corruption charges over a 1999 arms deal, the High Court has ruled. The charges were dropped just weeks before ...

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April 29th, 2016

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Saved circus lions head to SA sanctuary

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many of the lions have been mutilated in captivity: some are declawed and have broken teeth More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa. The group organising the return, ...

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April 29th, 2016

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Kenyan call to stamp out ivory trade

Image copyright AP Image caption Kenya will incinerate almost all its confiscated ivory President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has urged an end to Africa’s illegal ivory trade, saying it means death for elephants and death for tourism. He is hosting a summit of African ...

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April 29th, 2016

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