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New Gambia President Adama Barrow to be inaugurated

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Barrow came to power after his predecessor reluctantly agreed to step aside New Gambian President Adama Barrow is due to be formally inaugurated in the capital Banjul where celebrations will mark 52 years of the west African ...

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February 18th, 2017

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South Africa’s amputee homeless artist

Becoming a successful artist is hard enough without being homeless and disabled. But Chuma Somdaka, who has been living in a park in South Africa for three years, has not let her circumstances discourage her and is now preparing for her first exhibition. Video journalist: ...

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February 18th, 2017

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Even a dead Robert Mugabe could stand in Zimbabwe election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe (left) has often professed undying loyalty to her nonagenarian husband The wife of Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old President, Robert Mugabe, has said that he is so popular that if he died, he could run as a corpse in next ...

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February 18th, 2017

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‘I only had basic painkillers’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is a lot of concern that many doctors are leaving the profession Kenya’s public hospitals are almost at a standstill as thousands of doctors and other medical staff nationwide continue to strike, demanding a pay rise and

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February 17th, 2017

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Africa’s top shots: 10-16 February 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Female inmates at Kenya’s Langata prison in the capital, Nairobi, cheer after receiving flowers at events to mark Valentine’s Day on Tuesday… Image copyright ...

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February 17th, 2017

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Sundowns coach Mosimane targets Super Cup ‘history’

African champions Mamelodi Sundowns will try to become the second South African side to win the Caf Super Cup when facing TP Mazembe on Saturday. Reigning Super Cup winners after clinching the 2015 Champions League, the Congolese qualify for this year’s event as ...

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February 17th, 2017

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Cameroon and Broos play down South Africa link

Cameroon’s football federation has denied that its Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach has been in contact with its South Africa counterparts. On Thursday, the South African FA named Hugo Broos as among the applicants for its vacant national team coaching post. ...

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February 17th, 2017

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Ivory Coast’s accidental ex-pat network entrepreneur

Evelyne Masumbuko is the wife of an ex-pat worker who found herself moving to Abidjan in Ivory Coast to join her husband in 2015. Anxious to make the move seamless and interesting for her family, she gathered all the information she could find about the new country and ...

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February 17th, 2017

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Ivory Coast’s accidental ex-pat network entrepreneur

Evelyne Masumbuko is the wife of an ex-pat worker who found herself moving to Abidjan in Ivory Coast to join her husband in 2015. Anxious to make the move seamless and interesting for her family, she gathered all the information she could find about the new country and ...

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February 17th, 2017

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Can Ghana build its way out of trouble?

With the election of a new president in January 2017 and the start of a new year, most Ghanaians are hoping for a new dawn. The West African nation has suffered a few economic shocks – affecting its currency, jobs and local investments – and has raised its levels

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February 17th, 2017

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