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The Somalis dying to get married

Many young Somalis risk everything trying to seek a better life in the Middle East or Europe Рoften because this is the only way they can afford to get married. Mohamud Ali and video journalist Christian Parkinson report from Hargeisa, capital of Somalia’s ...

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June 21st, 2017

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Angolan capital ‘most expensive city for expats’

Image copyright AFP Image caption A political protest in June by supporters of the opposition UNITA movement in Luanda Luanda, the capital of Angola, has regained top spot as the world’s most expensive city for expats, pushing Hong Kong back into second place. The ...

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June 21st, 2017

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Like a virgin

Image copyright AFP In Tunisia, young women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading to a growing trade in hymen reconstruction surgery. Yasmine (not her real name) looks nervous. She’s biting her nails and checks her mobile phone constantly. “I ...

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June 21st, 2017

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CAR violence: Deadly clashes in Bria despite ceasefire deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption UN peacekeepers run regular patrols in Bria At least 40 people have been killed in fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR), a day after a ceasefire was signed between rebels and the government. The mayor of the town of Bria, ...

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June 21st, 2017

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Border feud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki, left, and Djibouti’s Ismail Omar Guelleh. How will their diplomatic spat develop? The African Union is sending a fact-finding mission to Eritrea and Djibouti as tension mounts over ...

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June 20th, 2017

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Power to the people?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Militants in the Niger Delta have complained that the region was not benefitting form the oil In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers growing calls for changes in the way ...

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June 20th, 2017

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Stephanie Hegarty: Nigeria’s secret Facebook women

Image copyright FIN It is one of Facebook’s fastest growing communities and has become such a phenomenon that last week, Mark Zuckerberg asked to meet its founder. But what is Fin? Female IN or Fin is a “secret” Facebook group that has recently clocked up ...

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June 20th, 2017

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CAR violence: Clashes in Bria despite ceasefire deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption UN peacekeepers run regular patrols in Bria Fighting has broken out in the Central African Republic (CAR), a day after a ceasefire was signed between rebels and the government. Aid agency MSF says at least 35 people were wounded in Bria, ...

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June 20th, 2017

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Zimbabwe’s Nakamba in Belgium move

Marvelous Nakamba (left) in action for Vitesse Arnhem against Sparta Rotterdam Club Brugge have reached an agreement with Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem to sign Zimbabwe international Marvelous Nakamba. The Belgian club announced on Tuesday that the 23-year-old midfielder will ...

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June 20th, 2017

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Banda has high hopes for the future

Emmanuel Banda has the talent to succeed at the top level After providing an exciting glimpse of his talent in the recent Fifa Under-20 World Cup, Zambian midfielder Emmanuel Banda now wants to nail down a regular place in the senior national team. The 19-year old exuded ...

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June 20th, 2017

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