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Mayeni Jones: The Angolans who are impatient for change

Oil-rich Angola has provided free public health care since its independence in 1975. But does the system favour the elite, asks Mayeni Jones. Many residents of the Angolan capital Luanda have assured me that the Multiperfil clinic is private, and I can see why they would ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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Nigeria to meet Ghana in Sunday’s WAFU Cup final

Ghana and Nigeria have already played at this edition of the WAFU Cup The final of the WAFU Cup will feature those two great rivals, Nigeria and the hosts Ghana. Both sides won their respective semi-finals on Thursday to set up the clash in Cape Coast on Sunday. Rabiu Ali ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lifejackets believed to be from the capsized boat were washed up on the coast At least 50 migrants are feared drowned after their boat ran out of fuel and capsized off the Libyan coast. The dinghy, which had been carrying at least 100 ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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Tammy Abraham: Striker commits to England amidst reports of Nigeria switch

Tammy Abraham has scored twice in seven appearances for Swansea Striker Tammy Abraham has stated his desire to have an international career with England following reports of interest from Nigeria. London-born Abraham, on loan at Swansea from Chelsea, has played for England ...

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September 21st, 2017

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Sierra Leone’s Johansen denies charges

Isha Johansen is one of just two female FA presidents in the world Sierra Leone’s FA president Isha Johansen has been charged with abuse of office and misuse of public funds by the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Johansen has been indicted on six ...

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September 21st, 2017

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Ethiopian artists create art from animal bones and bags

Two artists in Ethiopia are hoping to protect the environment by turning rubbish into art. They use animal bones and plastic bags to create sculptures and paintings. Video journalists: Wegene Alemayehu and Rajni Boddington. This was a BBC News Amharic production. Read more ...

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September 21st, 2017

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Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Image copyright Jessica Thompson Image caption Burials at Mount Hora in Malawi yielded DNA used in the study DNA from ancient remains has been used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa. Researchers sequenced the genomes of 16 individuals who ...

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September 21st, 2017

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Kenya election: Poll body delays re-run by nine days

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta insists his election victory was valid Kenya’s new presidential election has been delayed to 26 October, after the country’s polls commission sought more time to reform voting processes. The

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September 21st, 2017

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Ethiopian artists create art from animal bones and bags

Two artists in Ethiopia are hoping to protect the environment by turning rubbish into art. They use animal bones and plastic bags to create sculptures and paintings. Video journalists: Wegene Alemayehu and Rajni Boddington. This was a BBC News Amharic production. Read more ...

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September 21st, 2017

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President Donald Trump on ‘Nambia’ and Africa’s ‘business potential’

US President Donald Trump has spoken at a lunch with African leaders in New York about a country called Nambia. However, the country does not exist. President Trump also spoke about the business potential of the continent. Where is Trump’s new country of Nambia? ...

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September 21st, 2017

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