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Five reasons why buildings collapse

Image copyright EPA Image caption Dozens of people are still feared trapped under the rubble in Nairobi After a building collapsed in Kenya last week, killing at least 33 people, experts look at some reasons why such incidents occur in Africa. The six-storey residence in ...

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May 5th, 2016

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VIDEO: Citizen journalists in Kenya’s biggest slum

One of Africa’s largest slums has become the unlikely home to a burgeoning community of child citizen journalists. Young residents of Kibera in Nairobi are being taught how to make DIY magazines known as zines – which paint an intriguing picture of their lives ...

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May 5th, 2016

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Tunisian gamers win a cow

Image copyright Tuniscope Image caption Pamela the cow awaits her new owners at the gaming company’s headquarters A couple in Tunisia have walked away with an unusual prize – a cow – after they recorded the top score in a locally developed mobile phone ...

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May 5th, 2016

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Zimbabwe to print US dollar equivalent

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zimbabwe abandoned its own currency in 2009 after hyperinflation made it worthless Zimbabwe is set to print its own version of the US dollar in order to ease a cash shortage in the country. Central bank governor John Mangudya said the cash, ...

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May 5th, 2016

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Survivor found in Nairobi rubble

Image copyright Kenya Red Cross Image caption Rescue workers say they are talking to the trapped woman A woman has been found alive in the ruins of a residential building in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, six days after it collapsed in heavy rains. Rescue workers say they ...

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May 5th, 2016

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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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