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Donkey ‘crisis’

Image copyright Taobao Image caption ‘Instant puddings’ made from donkey-hide gelatine are popular among Chinese consumers The world’s donkeys are facing a population crisis because of the huge demand for their skins in China, where they are used to make ...

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October 13th, 2017

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Yaya Toure: Man City midfielder offers to help Russian government before World Cup

Yaya Toure was subjected to racial chanting from the crowd during Manchester City’s match against CSKA Moscow in 2013 Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says next year’s World Cup will be a “big mess” if it is marred by racism and discrimination. ...

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October 13th, 2017

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Ship rescues 606 migrants off Libya

Image copyright Anthony Jean/SOS Méditerranée Image caption Migrants are often crowded on to unseaworthy boats, such as rubber dinghies A rescue ship has docked in Sicily with 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. They are from about 20 countries

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October 13th, 2017

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SA President Zuma must face corruption charges, court rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jacob Zuma has always denied the allegations linked to a government arms deal South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled. It ...

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October 13th, 2017

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Death of the Nile

The River Nile serves as a lifeline to millions of people across East Africa and Egypt but is under threat from population growth, pollution and climate change. Some Egyptian fishermen say the water is now so toxic that they dare not eat the fish they catch. TAP HERE to find

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October 13th, 2017

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Strutting their stuff

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Somali boys take time out on Friday to dive, play and swim in front of the ruins of an old building in the coastal district of Hamarweyne, in Mogadishu. ...

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October 13th, 2017

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Liberia election: Ex-football star George Weah takes early lead

Image copyright AFP Image caption George Weah is senator for Montserrado County in Liberia Partial results from Liberia’s presidential election show former football star George Weah has taken an early lead. Figures from the National Elections Commission (NEC) put Mr ...

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October 13th, 2017

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Joseph Warungu: Bible-bashing in Kenya’s election

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kenya politicians on the campaign trail are adept at quoting from the Bible In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu reflects on how the Bible has taken centre stage in the battle for the Kenyan presidency. If ...

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October 12th, 2017

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Dickens Olewe: What next in Kenya’s election crisis?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Raila Odinga’s supporters accuse key election officials of being biased Kenya’s High Court has ruled that all eight candidates who participated in the 8 August presidential election should be included in the re-run later this ...

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October 12th, 2017

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Pumza Fihlani: SA murder ruling after 46 years

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Timol’s nephew, Imtiaz Cajee, testified to the pain of losing his uncle The inquest into the 1971 death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol has found that he was murdered, shattering a five-decade-long claim by security police

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October 12th, 2017

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