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Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar for wearing hijab

Image copyright Alamy A Nigerian law graduate has been denied her call to the bar after insisting on wearing a hijab during the ceremony. Amasa Firdaus was refused entry into the hall at the law school at the University of Ilorin where the ceremony took place. She refused to

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December 15th, 2017

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Turning the cactus into a cash crop

Food technologist and entrepreneur Dr Evelyn Okoth has taken the humble cactus and positioned it as an up-and-coming cash crop. From the fruit, she makes a host of products such as yogurts, jams and wine. The BBC’s Africa Business Report went along to her workplace in ...

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Digitally preserving Africa’s artefacts

Preserving history and sharing cultural heritage has been the main objective for museums across the globe for years. And in an attempt to bridge the gap between history and the age of high technology, the National Museum of Kenya has started a new programme to digitally ...

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Kenya’s disputed election has hit growth

Kenya’s election season is officially over and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s second term in office begins with the task of economic recovery. The election, first held in August 2017 and repeated two months later – with the process being disputed both times ...

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Egypt: Ancient child burials found near Aswan

Image copyright Gebel al-Silsila Project Image caption The remains of a small child were found along with linen used to mummify the corpse Four intact child burials made more than 3,000 years ago are among a series of recent discoveries near the Egyptian city of Aswan, ...

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Ethiopia ‘Red Terror’ aide Alemu jailed for war crimes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eshetu Alemu is accused of ordering the execution of 75 people during Ethiopia’s “Red Terror” A Dutch court has sentenced an aide to Ethiopia’s former communist ruler to life imprisonment for war crimes. ...

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Mame Biram Diouf admits Senegal of 2002 are a hard act to follow

Stoke City’s Mame Biram Diouf has admitted that the current Senegal squad will find it tough to match the achievements of the Teranga Lions at the 2002 World Cup. At their first World Cup in 2002 Senegal reached the quarter-finals. That Senegalese side featured the ...

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Libya confirm Egyptian Hany Ramzy as new coach

Hany Ramzy has had spells as coach of Egypt’s under-20 and under-23 sides as well as the a caretaker role with the senior team The Libya Football Federation has appointed Egyptian Hany Ramzy as coach of the national team. The former Egypt defender, 48, takes over from ...

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Senegal air traffic control strike at new Dakar airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption The airport was opened by the Senegalese president last week Flights at the new Dakar international airport in Senegal have been disrupted by an air traffic controllers’ strike, just a week after it opened. The 24-hour strike, which ...

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The trials of Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is about to find out who will replace him as leader of the ANC. It could soon be the end of an era for a man whose rule has split his country down the middle. Tap HERE to read more: Image copyright Getty Images Article source: ...

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