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Joseph Warungu: Free in Freetown

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The effects of civil war and the Ebola tragedy are still evident in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu leaves the hubbub of Nairobi to finally make his maiden visit ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Piers Edwards: Turning football into wine

Media captionHow I turned football into wine Footballers have long relied on the terraces for inspiration but when Olivier Tebily does so these days, he is looking at rows of vines – not fans. While many footballers’ post-playing plans involve staying in the ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Aston Villa sign Egypt’s Elmohamady

Ahmed Elmohamady made 41 appearances in all competitions for Hull City last season Aston Villa have signed full-back Ahmed Elmohamady from Hull City for £1m on three-year contract. Elmohamady, 29, is reunited with former boss Steve Bruce after Villa activated a release ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Radical changes to Nations Cup await rubber-stamping

The two-day symposium in Rabat has been looking at the future of football in Africa. Dramatic changes to Africa’s top competition now await rubber-stamping by the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) after recommendations made at a ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Sapphire rush threatens Madagascar lemurs

Indris – the largest lemurs – are native to Madagascar but their existence is threatened by illegal mining. Since late last year more than 40,000 miners have descended on the island. Our team followed the miners and made the long trek into what is meant to be a ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Behind the scenes of BBC Madagascar trip

Go behind the scenes with the BBC team as they trek deep into the rainforest of Madagascar to report on illegal sapphire mining, which is threatening rare lemurs. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40643675

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July 19th, 2017

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Zimbabwe: Lion kills 10-year-old girl in Chiredzi

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack is believed to have happened near a game reserve A young girl has been killed by a lion while relieving herself at night at the back of a hut in a rural part of Zimbabwe, a police spokesman told the state-linked Chronicle ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Three Kenyan men sentenced to death for stripping woman

Image copyright AFP Image caption The assault led to protests in Nairobi demanding that women’s rights be respected in 2014 Three Kenyan men who stripped and attacked a woman in a bus have been sentenced to death by a magistrate in the capital, Nairobi. The death ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Sapphire rush threatens Madagascar lemurs

Indris – the largest lemurs – are native to Madagascar but their existence is threatened by illegal mining. Since late last year more than 40,000 miners have descended on the island. Our team followed the miners and made the long trek into what is meant to be a ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Surviving the deadliest migration route from Libya to Italy

The UN refugee agency says the number of deaths on the migrant route from Libya to Italy is increasing and that traffickers are becoming ever more ruthless. It wants $420m (£320m; €360m) to stop people risking their lives on the Mediterranean crossing. Rami Ruhayem spent ...

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July 19th, 2017

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