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Your election questions

Image copyright AFP Ahead of Kenya’s elections in August, we are inviting your questions on the issues you want us to report on. Every week we will put your questions to one of our expert guests on BBC Africa’s Kenya Election Watch podcast. It’s a 15-minute

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June 26th, 2017

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‘Alone with my dreams’

Image copyright Jackie Leonard Lomboma Image caption Jackie (on the right) got pregnant with Rose aged 15 Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has said pregnant girls should be expelled from school. Here Jackie Leonard Lomboma, who runs a centre for teenage mothers in ...

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June 26th, 2017

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Confederations Cup: Cameroon campaign ends with Germany defeat

Cameroon needed to beat Germany to stand any chance of progressing Cameroon’s Confederations Cup campaign is over after a 3-1 defeat by Germany in their final Group B game on Sunday. The African champions let in goals from Kerem Demirbay and Timo Werner, who netted ...

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June 26th, 2017

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Egypt’s president ratifies islands deal with Saudi Arabia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tiran (foreground) and Sanafir (background) are uninhabited save for peacekeepers and troops Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a controversial treaty that transfers two largely uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi ...

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June 26th, 2017

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South Africa moves ‘coffin’ assault case to high court

Image caption Theo Martins Jackson (L) and Willem Oosthuizen (R) have been in custody since November The trial of two white farmers accused of forcing a black South African into a coffin and threatening to douse him in petrol and burn him alive has been moved to a high ...

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June 26th, 2017

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‘I’m not a bad guy’

Image caption “I am not a bad guy” – El Hadji Diouf During his football career, El Hadji Diouf developed a reputation as a bad boy of football. Now retired, the former Senegalese international tells BBC Sport’s Stanley Kwenda why he believes this was ...

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June 26th, 2017

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Russian adventure over for Cameroon

Cameroon needed to beat Germany to stand any chance of progressing Cameroon’s Fifa Confederations Cup adventure in Russia is over after a 3-1 defeat to Germany in their final Group B game on Sunday. The African champions were undone by goals from Kerem Demirbay and ...

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June 25th, 2017

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Football can heal South Sudan, says FA boss

Francis Amin wants to harness the power of football to united a nation torn apart by war The new president of South Sudan’s Football Association Francis Amin believes he can use the game to unite a fractured nation. For the past four years, South Sudan, the ...

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June 25th, 2017

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‘I lost my eye’

Image copyright Francis Ahiale Image caption When Francis Ahiale lost his left eye in a work accident, an insurance payout helped him cope About two billion people have no insurance, but micro-payments via mobile phone are helping give low-income households the cover they ...

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June 25th, 2017

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Life savers

Media captionTulip Mazumdar’s video diary of her day with the burial team They were ordinary people doing an extraordinary job in extremely dangerous times. Now new research suggests Red Cross volunteers who helped bury most of the bodies of Ebola victims in West ...

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June 25th, 2017

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