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Manenberg in Cape Town, South Africa, is infamous for its high crime rate, but it is now being associated with academic excellence, writes the BBC’s Mo Allie. Looking from the outside at The Leadership College (TLC) with its basic structure and its small classrooms, ...

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March 28th, 2017

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What’s Up Africa: Pastor Doom? Why not Pastor Whipped Cream?

This week’s What’s up Africa visits South Africa to bring you some of the country’s best satirical moments. From a potentially embarrassing find for customs officers at Johannesburg airport to the pastor using insect repellent to heal people, find out what ...

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March 28th, 2017

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Senegal v Ivory Coast: Lamine Gassama tackled in Paris friendly pitch invasion

Senegal player Lamine Gassama was grabbed by a fan during the incident A friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal was abandoned when fans invaded the pitch in Paris. The African sides were level at 1-1 on 88 minutes when a handful of fans broke onto the pitch, with one

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March 28th, 2017

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Kathrada: South Africa’s anti-apartheid veteran dies aged 87

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Kathrada spent 26 years in prison Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died aged 87, his foundation says. It says Mr Kathrada passed away peacefully in a Johannesburg hospital “after a short period of ...

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March 28th, 2017

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Thomas Fessy: What is behind Congo police beheadings?

Image copyright AFP Image caption DR Congo’s security forces are battling many militia groups in different areas Militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush in the central province of Kasai, local ...

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March 27th, 2017

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Watford’s Isaac Success aims for World Cup with Nigeria

Nigeria striker Isaac Success has scored once for Watford in his 14 Premier League appearances so far Watford striker Isaac Success is determined to help Nigeria qualify for the 2018 World Cup after making his senior debut for the Super Eagles. The 21-year-old came on as a ...

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March 27th, 2017

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What’s Up Africa: Pastor Doom? Why not Pastor Whipped cream?

This week’s What’s up Africa visits South Africa to bring you some of the country’s best satirical moments. From a potentially embarrassing find for customs officers at Johannesburg airport to the pastor using insect repellent to heal people, find out what ...

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March 27th, 2017

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Violette Uwamahoro: Rwanda court releases UK woman

Image caption Violette Uwamahoro (R) was arrested on 14 February A Rwandan court has released a pregnant woman from the United Kingdom who was accused of involvement in a plot against Rwanda’s government. Violette Uwamahoro appeared last week in court in Rwanda’s

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March 27th, 2017

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Watford’s Isaac Success aims for World Cup with Nigeria

Nigeria striker Isaac Success has scored once for Watford in his 14 Premier League appearances so far Watford striker Isaac Success is determined to help Nigeria qualify for the 2018 World Cup after making his senior debut for the Super Eagles. The 21-year-old came on as a ...

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March 27th, 2017

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Ghana’s former video analyst Gerard Nus ends protest

Gerard Nus (right) had refused to leave his hotel in Accra after working with Avram Grant (left) at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. A former member of Ghana’s coaching team, Gerard Nus, has ended his sit-in as the football association settled his bonuses. He has told ...

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March 27th, 2017

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