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It’s miraculous, says South Africa’s spinach king

In the US, 26 March is National Spinach Day. The leafy green vegetable is widely known for its many health benefits and in the Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, Lufefe Nomjana has found an innovative way to promote these benefits in his community, baking and selling spinach

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March 26th, 2017

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UK visa problems halt African friendly

The Burkina Faso team whose friendly against Nigeria on Monday has been cancelled. Nigeria’s friendly with Burkina Faso on Monday in London has been called off after several Burkina Faso players failed to gain visas to enter the UK. According to the Nigeria Football ...

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March 26th, 2017

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Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking that killed 200

Image copyright AFP Image caption Survivors of the wreck described overcrowding on board An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to prison over the capsizing of a migrant boat that killed more than 200 people in September. They were given sentences of up to 14 years, and ...

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March 26th, 2017

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Off the handle

Image copyright Getty Images Spare a thought for those who are bestowed with troublesome names. That can happen anywhere, of course. But, in Zambia, Chris Haslam came across some very surprising choices. Under a darkening sky on a dusty, potholed track in eastern Zambia, a ...

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March 26th, 2017

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Sierra Leone football set for fresh start

The Sierra Leone Football Association President Isha Johansen Sierra Leone football looks set for a new start after years of problems and infighting within its governing body. An extraordinary congress in Freetown on Thursday ended with Sierra Leone Football Association ...

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March 26th, 2017

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Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in DR Congo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The UN mission in Kasai has reported 400 people killed since last August Militia fighters in DR Congo have decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush in the central province of Kasai, local officials say. Fighters from the Kamwina

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March 26th, 2017

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Nigeria friendly with Burkina Faso cancelled

The Burkina Faso team whose friendly against Nigeria on Monday has been cancelled. Nigeria’s friendly with Burkina Faso on Monday in London has been called off after several Burkina Faso players failed to gain visas to enter the UK. According to the Nigeria Football ...

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March 25th, 2017

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Nigeria friendly with Burkina Faso cancelled

The Burkina Faso team whose friendly against Nigeria on Monday has been cancelled. Nigeria’s friendly with Burkina Faso on Monday in London has been called off after several Burkina Faso players failed to gain visas to enter the UK. According to the Nigeria Football ...

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March 25th, 2017

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Thomas Fessy: What’s behind the latest unrest in Congo

Image copyright AFP Image caption DR Congo’s security forces are battling many militia groups in different areas Ten mass graves have been found in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasai region, with limbs sticking out of the soil at some of the sites, ...

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March 25th, 2017

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Ijeoma Ndukwe: Is Nigerian Fanta and Sprite safe to drink?

A recent court case in Nigeria has highlighted concerns that locally made soft drinks may be considered unsafe for human consumption elsewhere, as Ijeoma Ndukwe explains. There has been uproar in Nigeria after it emerged that the company that manufactures Fanta and Sprite, ...

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March 25th, 2017

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