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Drone use is on the rise in Africa – in film-making, conservation and construction. But BBC Monitoring Africa security correspondent Tomi Oladipo says some governments on the continent are worried about security and have begun cracking down on pilots. Video journalist:

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September 28th, 2016

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Drones

Drone use is on the rise in Africa – in film-making, conservation and construction. But BBC Monitoring Africa security correspondent Tomi Oladipo says some governments on the continent are worried about security and have begun cracking down on pilots. Video journalist:

jaapschaap

September 28th, 2016

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Joshua Chetty: Tennis player handed life ban over match-fixing

South African Joshua Chetty has been banned for life from professional tennis after being found guilty of match-fixing offences. The 21-year-old admitted offering money to another player to underperform at an ITF Futures F1 tournament in his home country in November 2015. ...

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September 28th, 2016

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Joshua Chetty: Tennis player handed life ban over match-fixing

South African Joshua Chetty has been banned for life from professional tennis after being found guilty of match-fixing offences. The 21-year-old admitted offering money to another player to underperform at an ITF Futures F1 tournament in his home country in November 2015. ...

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September 28th, 2016

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Trade in endangered pangolins banned

Image copyright Wendy Panaino Image caption Pangolins are found all over African and Asia but their numbers have plummeted because of illegal trade A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South ...

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September 28th, 2016

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South African teen wins Google prize for orange peel innovation

Image copyright Google Image caption Kiara Nirghin hopes that the results of her experiment will benefit farmers A 16-year-old South African schoolgirl has won the grand prize at Google’s science fair for using orange peel to develop a cheap super-absorbent material to

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September 28th, 2016

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South African teen wins Google prize for orange peel innovation

Image copyright Google Image caption Kiara Nirghin hopes that the results of her experiment will benefit farmers A 16-year-old South African schoolgirl has won the grand prize at Google’s science fair for using orange peel to develop a cheap super-absorbent material to

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September 28th, 2016

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Mauritius international Leopold arrested for drug dealing

Leopold is being held by Mauritian police for questioning Mauritius international goalkeeper Joseph Kinsley Steward Leopold has been arrested for drug dealing. A team of the Anti-Drug Smuggling Unit searched the 27-year-old’s home in Port Louis and found 22 doses of ...

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September 28th, 2016

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US deports Rwanda genocide suspect Leopold Munyakazi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 800,000 people were killed in the Rwandan genocide, the first in Africa The US has deported a Rwandan academic, accused of being a key figure in the 1994 genocide, to his home country. Leopold Munyakazi’s deportation ...

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September 28th, 2016

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Stolen African penguin ‘cannot survive in the wild’

Image copyright EPA Image caption African penguin Buddy was taken to prove a point about animals in captivity – but his rescuers may have unwittingly signed his death warrant (stock image) A desperate search is under way for an endangered African penguin ...

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September 28th, 2016

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