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Making paper from elephant dung

Image caption An adult African Elephant produces 50g of dung from every 250g of food consumed While elephant poachers are only interested in the animals’ tusks, for Kenyan entrepreneur John Matano it is all about what comes out of the other end of the world’s ...

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May 5th, 2016

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Who are Nigeria’s Fulani herdsmen?

Image copyright Getty Images After a spate of deadly attacks in Nigeria this year blamed on ethnic Fulani cattle herders, the president has ordered a military crackdown on the group. But the issue is not new – clashes between different groups of Fulani herders and ...

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May 5th, 2016

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South Africa protesters torch schools

Image copyright ENCA Image caption Schools and other state-owned buildings are often targeted by angry protesters Protesters have burnt 13 schools in two areas in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province in a violent dispute over district boundaries, police say. ...

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May 4th, 2016

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South Africa protesters torch schools

Image copyright ENCA Image caption Schools and other state-owned buildings are often targeted by angry protesters Protesters have burnt 13 schools in two areas in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province in a violent dispute over district boundaries, police say. ...

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May 4th, 2016

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Kenya’s ‘gay anal tests’ challenged

Image copyright AFP Image caption Several gay Kenyans have been prosecuted in the past few years Two men who say Kenyan police forced them to undergo anal examinations to prove they had had gay sex have launched a court case, calling for the tests to be declared ...

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May 4th, 2016

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SA parliament brawl over Zuma heckling

Image copyright AFP Image caption The EFF MPs say they regard Mr Zuma as an “illegitimate” president A brawl broke out in the South African parliament on Wednesday after security officers were ordered to forcibly remove opposition MPs from the chamber. Several ...

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May 4th, 2016

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Mother of miracle baby dies in rubble

Image copyright BONNY ODHIAMBO Image caption The girl was said to be dehydrated but with no visible injuries The mother of the six-month-old baby who was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Nairobi is among 26 people who have been confirmed dead. Rescuers say ...

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May 4th, 2016

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Nigerian Balogun’s ban reduced

Mainz defender Leon Balogun played for Nigeria at the start of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers Mainz and Nigeria defender Leon Balogun has had his three-match suspension for violent conduct reduced by a game. The German Football Association disciplinary committee

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May 4th, 2016

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England discover Toulon opponents

Gareth Southgate has been England Under-21 manager since 2013 England Under-21s will face Portugal, Guinea, Paraguay and Japan at the Toulon Tournament later this month. Gareth Southgate’s side play their opener against Portugal on 19 May, with the final Group B game ...

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May 4th, 2016

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Wada sanctions fourth lab in a month

Bloemfontein, which was the official drug testing lab of the 2010 World Cup, was the only Wada-accredited lab in Africa South Africa’s Doping Control Laboratory has become the fourth lab to be sanctioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) in the past month. ...

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May 4th, 2016

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