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Zimbabwe’s flag fury

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pastor Evan Mawarire has been posting videos asking people “to be bold” In our series of letters from African journalists, the film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at why Zimbabweans are turning to their flag to demand ...

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June 1st, 2016

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VIDEO: The Ethiopian town famous for runners

You have probably never heard of Bekoji, but this small town in the highlands of Ethiopia has had a huge impact on athletics. Some of the best runners in the world come from there, with 16 Olympic medals and dozens of world championships to their credit. So what’s the ...

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June 1st, 2016

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Babatunde joins relegated Qatar SC

Nigeria international Michael Babatunde will be wearing the yellow and black colours of Qatar SC next month Nigeria international midfielder Michael Babatunde has ended a five-month stint in Morocco to join second-tier side Qatar SC for $1.1 million. The 23-year-old only ...

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May 31st, 2016

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Malawi leader ‘ashamed of albino attacks’

Media captionMalawi’s president ‘ashamed of albino attacks’ Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has told the BBC he feels ashamed by the attacks on albinos his country. He said that as a leader he “felt terrible” and called for the church ...

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May 31st, 2016

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World’s largest refugee camp to close

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kenya has set aside $10m (£6.8m) for repatriation The world’s largest refugee camp will close in November, Kenya’s Interior Minister Joseph Nkaisserry has announced. The Dadaab camp in Kenya is home to more than 300,000 ...

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May 31st, 2016

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The invention that stops girls missing school every month

In Malawi a packet of sanitary towels can cost a whole day’s pay, and girls often miss school because the cotton strips they use instead are inadequate. Charlotte Ashton met a woman in Blantyre who’s come up with a solution. It’s a 14-year-old girl’s ...

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May 31st, 2016

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VIDEO: Building the world’s smallest airport

Leading architects from across the globe are showcasing their ideas in Venice this week. Among them is Lord Foster who has taken up the challenge of building the world’s smallest airport, in Rwanda. The aim is to create a network of droneports to deliver medical ...

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May 31st, 2016

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Payet hits late winner for France

France won the European Championship in 1984 and 2000 West Ham United’s Dimitri Payet scored a sublime 90th-minute winner to earn Euro 2016 hosts France a 3-2 friendly win over Cameroon in Nantes on Monday. Didier Deschamps’ side went ahead after 20 minutes ...

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May 31st, 2016

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Foreign players set to leave Algeria

Ghislain Guessan is hoping to secure a move to Europe After he was dropped by, Nantes, his boyhood club, Franco-Ivorian striker Ghislain Guessan floundered in the French and Italian lower leagues. As it became apparent that European clubs were no longer willing to wager on ...

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May 31st, 2016

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Ivorian Aurier faces September trial

Aurier has made 31 appearances for Ivory Coast Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier will be tried on 26 September for an alleged assault on a police officer. The 23-year-old, who plays for Paris St-Germain, denies the charge and has himself filed a complaint against the ...

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May 31st, 2016

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