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Begging for jobs in South Africa

Young men holding placards market themselves as painters, plumbers, gardeners and builders in the busy streets of South Africa’s main city of Johannesburg. This is not an uncommon scene in a country where unemployment stands at 26.7% – the highest on record since

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May 26th, 2016

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Hard labour for smooth skin

What is the price of having smooth skin? Some people spend a lot of money on beauty products which contain shea butter, but not much of that trickles down to the widows of a small farming community in northern Ghana who process nuts from which the moisturising paste is made.

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May 26th, 2016

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The search for Ethiopia’s abducted children

Four of Nyardhan Girmal’s children were kidnapped from their home in Lare village last month in an attack on Ethiopia’s Gambella region that left more than 200 people dead. They were among 149 children abducted in the raid by members of the Murle community who ...

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May 26th, 2016

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VIDEO: Africa’s cashew nut champions

Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa exporter has just overtaken India to become the world’s biggest exporter of cashew nuts, too. President Alassane Ouattara has an even bigger vision – to have 100% of the nuts processed inside the country by 2020, which

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May 26th, 2016

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VIDEO: Camper has close encounter with lions

26 May 2016 Last updated at 03:11 BST Campers describe the moment three lions explored their campsite in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Botswana. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36385929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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May 26th, 2016

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VIDEO: Africa’s cashew nut champions

Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa exporter has just overtaken India to become the world’s biggest exporter of cashew nuts, too. President Alassane Ouattara has an even bigger vision – to have 100% of the nuts processed inside the country by 2020, which

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May 26th, 2016

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VIDEO: Bitter taste of Tanzania sugar price rise

Tanzania is facing a sugar shortage, despite being a relatively large-scale producer of the commodity. This has caused prices to soar, as the BBC’s Sammy Awami reports. Article source: ...

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May 26th, 2016

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Nigeria finance chiefs quizzed on naira

Image copyright AFP Image caption The value of the naira is much lower on the black market Nigerian MPs have summoned the finance minister and central bank (CBN) governor to brief them on new proposals to ease the country’s economic crisis. It comes after the CBN ...

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May 26th, 2016

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Migrant boat capsize caught on camera

Media captionItalian rescuers pull survivors from the water The deadly capsizing of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean has been caught on camera by the Italian navy as it rescued 562 people. The trawler overturned apparently as a result of people on board rushing to one ...

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May 26th, 2016

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VIDEO: Africa’s cashew nut champions

Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa exporter has just overtaken India to become the world’s biggest exporter of cashew nuts, too. President Alassane Ouattara has an even bigger vision – to have 100% of the nuts processed inside the country by 2020, which

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May 25th, 2016

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