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Dead or alive?

Image copyright AFP Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video to reject reports that he was fatally wounded by Nigeria’s military last month. He has been reported dead several times before. July 2009: Dead Abubakar Shekau took over ...

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September 27th, 2016

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‘People are dying’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Children are very susceptible to malaria, so fake drugs can be a death sentence Imagine seeing your child suffering from malaria, one of the biggest killers of children across the world. Symptoms include high fever, ...

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September 27th, 2016

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‘People are dying’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Children are very susceptible to malaria, so fake drugs can be a death sentence Imagine seeing your child suffering from malaria, one of the biggest killers of children across the world. Symptoms include high fever, ...

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September 27th, 2016

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Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi: The vandal of Timbuktu

Image caption Militants damaged and removed the sacred door of the Sidi Yahia mosque in 2012 (L), but it was restored and reinstated in September 2016 (R) Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pleaded guilty to destroying nine mausoleums and a mosque in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first ...

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September 27th, 2016

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Elizabeth Ohene: The wheelchair gap

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene considers the gap between Paralympic wonder and the reality for wheelchair users in Ghana. I have both my legs and both arms and I think it ...

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September 27th, 2016

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Elizabeth Ohene: The wheelchair gap

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene considers the gap between Paralympic wonder and the reality for wheelchair users in Ghana. I have both my legs and both arms and I think it ...

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September 26th, 2016

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Hairy subject

Image copyright Thinkstock In our series of letters by African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions whether a South African school’s hair rules really were racist. As I followed the recent protests at a South African girls’ ...

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September 26th, 2016

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Mamelodi Sundowns are the ‘Denmark’ of the Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns Mamelodi Sundowns have become the ‘Denmark’ of the African Champions League, according to their coach Pitso Mosimane. The South African club booked their place in the 2016 final against Zamalek of Egypt by beating the Zambian outfit Zesco United

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September 26th, 2016

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Nigerian players understand delays over bonuses

Nigeria’s players understand they will have to wait to be paid outstanding bonuses as the football federation’s financial issues continue. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) wants to avoid a dispute ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia on 9 ...

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September 26th, 2016

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Mamelodi Sundowns are the ‘Denmark’ of the Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns Mamelodi Sundowns have become the ‘Denmark’ of the African Champions League, according to their coach Pitso Mosimane. The South African club booked their place in the 2016 final against Zamalek of Egypt by beating the Zambian outfit Zesco United

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September 26th, 2016

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