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Five tips for South African farming success

Dimakatso Nono, 34, left her job in finance to return to the family farm in South Africa. For anyone thinking of following in her footsteps, she gives BBC Africa five tips on how to succeed as a farmer.

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July 30th, 2016

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Wave of Kenya school fires continues

Kenya has been dealing with a wave of arson attacks that has seen more than 100 schools burnt down this year. Emmanuel Igunza visited one of the worst areas affected. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36929336

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July 30th, 2016

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Ottawa funeral for Somali immigrant

Image copyright AP Image caption At least 600 people gathered for Abdirahman Abdi’s funeral Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a a mentally ill black man in Ottawa who died following a confrontation with Canadian police. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson was among ...

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July 30th, 2016

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UN Security Council agrees to send police to Burundi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Burundi saw violent unrest after President Nkurunziza announced he would pursue a third term The UN Security Council has authorised the deployment of a UN police force to Burundi to try to quell violence and human rights abuses in the ...

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July 30th, 2016

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Five tips for South African farming success

Dimakatso Nono, 34, left her job in finance to return to the family farm in South Africa. For anyone thinking of following in her footsteps, she gives BBC Africa five tips on how to succeed as a farmer.

jaapschaap

July 29th, 2016

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Nigeria Boko Haram crisis: UN aid convoy ambushed

Image copyright MSF Image caption Two million people have been left homeless following Boko Haram attacks Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants have ambushed a UN humanitarian aid convoy in north-eastern Nigeria which had a military escort, officials say. The military said

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July 29th, 2016

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Arrest of Egypt FGM doctor Raslan Fadl welcomed

Image copyright Al-Masry Al-Youm Image caption Suhair al-Bataa died after undergoing surgery in 2013 Campaigners have welcomed the arrest of Egypt’s first doctor to have been convicted of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM). Raslan Fadl was sentenced in ...

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July 29th, 2016

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Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler ordered to pay compensation to victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hissene Habre – who ruled Chad from 1982-90 – denied all the charges Chad’s ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation to victims of his crimes against humanity. In May, Habre was ...

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July 29th, 2016

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Martin Patience: What is behind Nigeria’s resurgent oil militancy?

Media captionNigeria oil militants: Enough is enough The vast wetlands of the Niger Delta region are home to Nigeria’s vast oil resources, but are once again at the centre of a security crisis. The militants or the “boys” are back in the creeks, destroying ...

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July 29th, 2016

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Idrissa Gana: Aston Villa cannot keep midfielder after release clause triggered

Idrissa Gana has won 32 caps for Senegal Aston Villa cannot stop midfielder Idrissa Gana leaving the club after Everton triggered a release clause in the player’s contract. The Senegal international, 26, joined for £9m from Lille in July 2015 and played 35 times as ...

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July 29th, 2016

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