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BBC Afaan Oromo service receives traditional blessing

An elder in Ethiopia’s Oromia region gives a traditional blessing to mark the launch of the BBC’s Afaan Oromo service, which started on Monday. Read more about the new Horn of Africa services Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41307907

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September 18th, 2017

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Irishman Ibrahim Halawa acquitted over Egypt protests

Image copyright Declan Walsh/The New York Times/Redux/eyevine Image caption It is not clear when Ibrahim Halawa, picture here after his acquittal, will be released Irishman Ibrahim Halawa, 21, has been acquitted on all charges he faced in Egypt. Mr Halawa, who is from ...

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September 18th, 2017

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Kalkidan Yibeltal: What is behind Ethiopia clashes?

Image caption At least 30,000 people have fled their homes Thousands of people have fled Ethiopia’s Somali region following deadly clashes in recent days between ethnic Somalis and Oromos. The BBC’s Kalkidan Yibeltal looks at the cause of the conflict and whether

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September 18th, 2017

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Zannah Mustapha wins UN award

Media captionVolunteer school teacher Zannah Mustapha is the winner of the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award A teacher who takes in orphans of both Islamist fighters and Nigerian army soldiers has won this year’s UN Nansen Refugee Award. “They are the best of ...

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September 18th, 2017

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BBC launches services for Ethiopia and Eritrea

Image caption The new sites have already generated a lot of interest The BBC World Service has launched three websites for Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s. The sites would be a “source of truth” in a region with ...

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September 18th, 2017

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BBC launches services for Ethiopia and Eritrea

Image caption The new sites have already generated a lot of interest The BBC World Service has launched three websites for Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s. The sites would be a “source of truth” in a region with ...

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September 18th, 2017

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Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Image copyright Wildlife Justice Commission Criminal networks smuggling rhino horn out of Africa are turning it into jewellery to evade its detection in airports, an investigation has found. Wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic revealed an “emerging trend” ...

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September 18th, 2017

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Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Image copyright Wildlife Justice Commission Criminal networks smuggling rhino horn out of Africa are turning it into jewellery to evade its detection in airports, an investigation has found. Wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic revealed an “emerging trend” ...

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September 18th, 2017

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Aubameyang scores twice as Dortmund go top

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored four goals in four league games for Dortmund this season Borussia Dortmund moved top of the Bundesliga by thrashing Cologne, who suffered the German top-flight’s worst start since the 1962-63 season. Cologne have lost all four ...

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September 17th, 2017

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Confederation Cup: Holders TP Mazembe seize quarter-final advantage

DR Congo’s TP Mazembe beat Algeria’s Mouloudia Bejaia in the final to win the African Confederation Cup in 2016 Holders TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo won the first leg of their Confederation Cup quarter-final against Al Hilal Obeid 2-1 in Sudan ...

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September 17th, 2017

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