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Gambia’s ‘deserted’ village: Why did the young men leave?

The village chief of Badibu Saaba, in The Gambia, explains how most of the young men have left. But six months after electing a new president, will things soon change? Video produced by Daniel South and Huong Ly. Filmed by Darren Wardrobe Listen to World Service’s ...

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June 23rd, 2017

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Could XPrize tablets replace teachers in Tanzania?

An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. Many of these children are in developing countries without regular access to quality schools or teachers. The Global Learning XPrize is a challenge to teams around ...

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June 23rd, 2017

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London’s temporary African-inspired architecture

Born in Gando in Burkino Faso, Diebedo Francis Kere is the 17th architect to accept the Serpentine Galleries’ annual invitation to design a temporary pavilion in its grounds in London’s Hyde Park. Diebedo was the first boy in his village to go to school and ...

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June 23rd, 2017

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John Magufuli’s pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Magufuli said that young mothers would be distracted in class Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set ...

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June 23rd, 2017

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First UK African war memorial opens

Image copyright BBC Africa Image caption The memorial had been on display at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton in 2014. Britain’s first memorial to the African and Caribbean soldiers of the First and Second World Wars has been unveiled in London. An estimated two ...

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June 23rd, 2017

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Mauritius wins UN vote on Chagos Islands

Image copyright Science Photo Library A dispute between the UK and Mauritius over disputed island territory in the Indian Ocean is to be referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The UN General Assembly voted by 94 countries to 15 that The Hague should examine ...

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June 23rd, 2017

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Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Media captionNew insight into development of chimp hunting habits Chimpanzees in Uganda may have changed their hunting strategy in response to being watched by scientists. While studying the animals, researchers documented very different hunting habits of two closely ...

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June 23rd, 2017

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Botswana’s former President Ketumile Masire dies aged 91

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sir Ketumile Masire – the “architect” of Botswana’s stability Botswana has declared three days of national mourning after the death of former President Sir Ketumile Masire, aged 91. Mr Masire, who led the country from

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June 23rd, 2017

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Magufuli ban on pregnant schoolgirls angers Tanzanians

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Magufuli said that young mothers would be distracted in class Many Tanzanians have condemned President John Magufuli’s comments that schoolgirls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition had been

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June 23rd, 2017

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Nigeria’s Enyeama welcomes Burkinabe star

Herve Koffi shakes hands with Lille director Marc Ingla Former Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has welcomed the signing of Burkina Faso international Herve Koffi by the French Ligue 1 side, Lille. Koffi, 20, left Ivorian giants ASEC Mimosas and penned a long-term contract

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June 23rd, 2017

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