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Uganda country profile

Landlocked Uganda has transformed from a country with a troubled past to one of relative stability and prosperity. Since its independence from Britain in 1962, the east African nation has endured a military coup, followed by a brutal military dictatorship which ended in ...

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February 11th, 2016

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Nigeria country profile

After lurching from one military coup to another, Nigeria now has an elected leadership. But the government faces the growing challenge of preventing Africa’s most populous country from breaking apart along ethnic and religious lines. Thousands of people have died over

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February 11th, 2016

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Ethiopia country profile

Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country and its second largest in terms of population. Apart from a five-year occupation by Mussolini’s Italy, it has never been colonised. It has a unique cultural heritage, being the home of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church ...

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February 11th, 2016

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Can this replace black pepper?

A relatively unheard of variety of pepper is growing in popularity among chefs. Could this citrusy variety replace black pepper on our dinner tables? A wild pepper called tsiperifery has been winning over food connoisseurs around the world. In France, Michelin-stared chef ...

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February 11th, 2016

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US worried over ‘Rwanda’s Burundi role’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Burundi has been hit by unrest since President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term The US has raised concerns with Rwandan officials over reports suggesting it is involved in “destabilising activities” ...

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February 11th, 2016

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Uganda election: Issues, candidates and the poll

Image copyright EPA Ugandans vote in presidential, parliamentary and local elections on 18 February, in the third polls since the restoration of multiparty politics in 2005. President Yoweri Museveni is seeking to extend his 30-year rule and, in vying against seven ...

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February 10th, 2016

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Ajax Cape Town reverse Confed Cup decision

Ajax Cape Town had previously voiced concerns over internal travel arrangements in Angola Ajax Cape Town have decided they will play in the African Confederation Cup this weekend after all – after two days of negotiation with the South African Football Association ...

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February 10th, 2016

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Zaki leaves post as Morocco coach

Badou Zaki has been in charge of Morocco twice now Badou Zaki has left his job as coach of the Morocco national team by mutual consent, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) announced Wednesday. A federation statement explained that “After 20 months of ...

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February 10th, 2016

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Uganda candidate makes Idi Amin pledge

Image copyright AP Image caption Idi Amin never stood trial for the abuses committed during his rule A candidate in Uganda’s presidential elections has promised to repatriate the remains of the former dictator, Idi Amin, and build a museum in his honour. Amama Mbabazi,

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February 10th, 2016

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Scores killed in Nigeria camp bombings

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Dikwa camp, pictured earlier this month, is home to tens of thousands of displaced people At least 56 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing at a camp sheltering people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east ...

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February 10th, 2016

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