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Zuckerberg’s internet plan for Africa

The BBC has spoken exclusively to Facebook’s chief executive during his first trip to Africa. Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria where he has been meeting local tech entrepreneurs and children at a summer coding camp. Mr Zuckerberg defended his decision to continue rolling ...

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September 1st, 2016

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Zuckerberg’s internet plan for Africa

The BBC has spoken exclusively to Facebook’s chief executive during his first trip to Africa. Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria where he has been meeting local tech entrepreneurs and children at a summer coding camp. Mr Zuckerberg defended his decision to continue rolling ...

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September 1st, 2016

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Counting Africa’s elephants from the air

The first-ever aerial survey of Africa’s savannah elephants has shown a dramatic reduction in their numbers. The Great Elephant Census discovered nearly a third of the continent’s elephants, some 144,000 animals have been killed, mostly by poachers in just a seven-year ...

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September 1st, 2016

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Counting Africa’s elephants from the air

The first-ever aerial survey of Africa’s savannah elephants has shown a dramatic reduction in their numbers. The Great Elephant Census discovered nearly a third of the continent’s elephants, some 144,000 animals have been killed, mostly by poachers in just a seven-year ...

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September 1st, 2016

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‘10,000 migrants saved off Libya coast’

The Italian coastguard says it has co-ordinated the rescue of more than 10,000 people in the last three days, picked up off the coast of Libya. Ed Thomas reports from the Sicilian port of Pozzallo where many of those migrants have been arriving. Article source: ...

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September 1st, 2016

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‘10,000 migrants saved off Libya coast’

The Italian coastguard says it has co-ordinated the rescue of more than 10,000 people in the last three days, picked up off the coast of Libya. Ed Thomas reports from the Sicilian port of Pozzallo where many of those migrants have been arriving. Article source: ...

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September 1st, 2016

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Gabon election: Parliament set alight amid street clashes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Smoke and flames poured from the national assembly building in Libreville Supporters of Gabon opposition candidate Jean Ping have set the national assembly on fire after President Ali Bongo was declared winner of Saturday’s ...

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September 1st, 2016

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Gabon election: Parliament set alight amid street clashes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Smoke and flames poured from the national assembly building in Libreville Supporters of Gabon opposition candidate Jean Ping have set the national assembly on fire after President Ali Bongo was declared winner of Saturday’s ...

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September 1st, 2016

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The runner who won gold after sight loss

Kenyan athlete Henry Wanyoike was a promising able-bodied distance runner but in his early 20s, he lost his sight overnight and his life changed forever. It took him years to accept but eventually he began to run again. Henry Wanyoike reached the pinnacle of his sport when ...

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August 31st, 2016

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What’s Up Africa: Blame patients for bad healthcare?

In some public health services in Africa there is a lack of drugs, beds and personnel, but who is to blame? Satirist Ikenna Azuike is in Malawi and says it is neither the government’s nor the health workers’ fault – people should start blaming the patients.

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August 31st, 2016

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