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The designer taking his Xhosa heritage global

12 August 2014 Last updated at 00:33 By Taurai Maduna BBC News, Cape Town, South Africa Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Laduma Ngxokolo is taking his Xhosa traditions and creating an international business It is not every day that a designer ...

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August 13th, 2014

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VIDEO: Turning tyres into art

He loves tyres, but Amadou Fatoumata Ba is not a mechanic, or a racing driver. He is an unconventional Senegalese artist who uses old tyres as raw material for his sculptures. Some of his work was shown during the last biennial arts festival in Dakar earlier this year, and ...

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August 13th, 2014

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Sierra Leone & Guinea must move matches

Sierra Leone and Guinea have been told to relocate their home Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers because of the Ebola virus outbreaks in their countries. The Confederation of African Football has written to its member associations to inform them of its decision. In the letter ...

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August 13th, 2014

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US to give South Sudan $180m in aid

12 August 2014 Last updated at 16:45 Fighting has disrupted farming in South Sudan leading to nationwide food shortages and malnutrition The US is providing $180m (£107m) in emergency aid to help address the food crisis in South Sudan, US National Security Adviser Susan Rice

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August 12th, 2014

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VIDEO: Untested drugs and Ebola

Untested drugs can be used to treat Ebola patients, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The statement was made after its medical experts met in Switzerland on Monday to discuss the issue. The move came as Liberia said it was getting an experimental drug, Zmapp, ...

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August 12th, 2014

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Rhinos to be evacuated in S Africa

12 August 2014 Last updated at 16:06 In recent years Kruger National Park has had to recruit more guards to protect rhinos against illegal poaching Hundreds of rhinos are to be evacuated from South Africa’s Kruger National Park to save them from poachers. The move, ...

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August 12th, 2014

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Africa’s young to swell by 2050

12 August 2014 Last updated at 15:43 By the turn of the century, four in 10 people in the world will be African, Unicef says Africa’s under-18 population will swell by two-thirds to reach almost a billion by 2050, a new UN report says. The findings show a ...

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August 12th, 2014

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Libyan police chief ‘assassinated’

12 August 2014 Last updated at 15:31 Col Muhammad Suwaysi was appointed head of Tripoli’s police in 2012 The head of police in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been killed by unknown gunmen. Col Muhammad Suwaysi was shot while leaving a meeting in Tajoura, a suburb in ...

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August 12th, 2014

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SA MP resigns over fake degree

12 August 2014 Last updated at 12:53 Pallo Jordan has long been a respected figure in the ANC and served as culture minister for several years Top South African politician and anti-apartheid activist Pallo Jordan has resigned as an MP after it was revealed his academic ...

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August 12th, 2014

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Akpala makes Karabukspor switch

Nigeria striker Joseph Akpala has joined Turkish side Karabukspor on a permanent deal after spending last season on loan at the club. The 27-year-old, who played a key role in the club’s European football qualification last season, joined the Black Sea outfit from ...

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August 12th, 2014

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