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‘Wanted for my body parts’

Femi Achulani survived an attempted kidnapping in Malawi by people wanting to kill her for her body parts. In Malawi, like other countries in the region, people with albinism are hunted down because of the belief that potions made from their body parts can bring good luck ...

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February 21st, 2017

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Orlando Pirates name Sweden’s Jonevret as coach

South Africa’s Orlando Pirates have named Sweden’s Kjell Jonevret as their new coach. The 54-year-old takes charge of a team in need of a lift, with Pirates lying 10th in the league and having recently suffered a club record 6-0 defeat. Jonevret has been named ...

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February 20th, 2017

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Libya’s eastern authority bans women travelling solo

Image copyright AFP Image caption Libyan women who were at the forefront of the protests against Col Gaddafi are likely to see the ban as a setback Military officials controlling eastern Libya have banned women under 60 from travelling abroad on their own. The ban is said to

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February 20th, 2017

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Orlando Pirates name Sweden’s Jonevret as coach

South Africa’s Orlando Pirates have named Sweden’s Kjell Jonevret as their new coach. The 54-year-old takes charge of a team in need of a lift, with Pirates lying 10th in the league and having recently suffered a club record 6-0 defeat. Jonevret has been named ...

jaapschaap

February 20th, 2017

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Cameroon and Nations Cup star Bassogog moves to China

Cameroon midfielder Christian Bassogog has joined Chinese Super League side Henan Jianye from Aab Fodbold, the Danish club has confirmed. Earlier this month, the 21-year-old was named player of the tournament as Cameroon won their fifth Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Gabon.

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February 20th, 2017

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Robert Mugabe: Give Donald Trump a chance

Image copyright AFP Image caption Robert Mugabe is known for his fierce opposition to previous US presidents President Donald Trump should be given a chance to prove himself, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe says. He went on to express his support for Mr Trump’s America-first

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February 20th, 2017

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Tanzania threat to list gay people

Image caption Gay sex is banned in Tanzania, as it is in many African countries The threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals in Tanzania has been defended by the deputy health minister in a fierce row on Twitter. Homosexual acts are illegal in the East African ...

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February 20th, 2017

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South Sudan declares famine in Unity State

Image copyright AP Image caption Queuing for food aid – civil war and economic collapse are being blamed A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The government and the United Nations report ...

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February 20th, 2017

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South Sudan warns of hundreds of thousands facing famine

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Civil war and an economic collapse have been blamed for the situation in South Sudan A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The government and the United ...

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February 20th, 2017

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Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Witnesses spoke of carnage and chaos in the aftermath of the explosion At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina ...

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February 19th, 2017

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