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Behind the scenes of BBC team’s Madagascar rainforest trek

Go behind the scenes with the BBC team as they trek deep into the rainforest of Madagascar to report on illegal sapphire mining, which is threatening rare lemurs. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40643675

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July 20th, 2017

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A Kenyan artist imagines what the Maasai people would look like in space

Jacque Njeri is a 26-year-old artist from Kenya. In her latest project called #MaaSci she imagines what the Maasai people would look like in space. Here’s how the idea came about and what message she hopes to send. (Pictures: Jacque Njeri – on Instagram: ...

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July 20th, 2017

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Debating Africa

Image caption The show is recorded in front of a live audience The BBC Africa debate is a monthly discussion programme for and about Africa. We bring together business leaders, political leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, and you, the citizens of Africa to debate the ...

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July 20th, 2017

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Yousra Elbagir: Sudan’s ‘big and beautiful’ pills for women

Image copyright Yousra Elbagir/BBC Image caption Pills with fattening side-effects are widely available from illegal vendors in Sudan In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir looks at how some Sudanese women are turning to black market substances in ...

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July 20th, 2017

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Surfer’s close encounter with shark… again

Champion surfer Mick Fanning was taking part in the World Surf League event in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa when a large great white shark was spotted. It was the same competition and location where he was attacked by a shark in 2015. Article source: ...

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July 20th, 2017

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South Africa’s Gupta scandal

In South Africa, allegations of high-level corruption are being fuelled by a huge leak of confidential emails. Mixed up in the scandal is a British PR company, Bell Pottinger, which has been accused of fuelling racial tensions in order to distract attention from a powerful ...

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July 20th, 2017

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Boko Haram suspects tortured in Cameroon, Amnesty says

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cameroon has been fighting the Boko Haram militants Suspected Boko Haram fighters have been “brutally tortured” by security forces in Cameroon, a rights group says. Amnesty International said in a report that the suspects, ...

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July 20th, 2017

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Satellites and science

Image caption The development team behind the satellite In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene ponders whether Ghana’s new satellite will change attitudes towards science. We do not like science very much in this ...

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July 19th, 2017

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‘Her generosity cost her life’

Image copyright UNAids Image caption Prudence Mabele has died at the age of 46 Prudence Mabele’s decision to become one of the first black South African women to declare her HIV-positive status was the start of a lifetime’s campaigning. It was 1992, and the ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Joseph Warungu: Free in Freetown

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The effects of civil war and the Ebola tragedy are still evident in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu leaves the hubbub of Nairobi to finally make his maiden visit ...

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July 19th, 2017

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