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Meet the Senegalese micro-gardener fighting poverty

Coumba Diop is a micro-gardener from Senegal. In this week’s African Women You Need to Know, she explains how she grows crops on table tops to fight poverty and malnutrition. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39350966

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March 23rd, 2017

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What’s Up Africa: Should you pay for a prophecy?

Self-styled prophets seem to be increasingly popular in Kenya. Time for What’s up Africa satirist Ikenna Azuike to find out more about prophecies and whether people rely on them more than the weather channel, or their local bookmakers… Article source: ...

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March 23rd, 2017

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Sons’ plea to Rwanda’s president over pregnant mother held in prison

Image caption Violet Uwamahoro’s sons have written to Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, asking for her release The young sons of a mother held in prison in Rwanda have written to the country’s president asking for her to be released. Violet Uwamahoro from ...

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March 23rd, 2017

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Sons’ plea to Rwanda’s president over pregnant mother held in prison

Image caption Violet Uwamahoro’s sons have written to Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, asking for her release The young sons of a mother held in prison in Rwanda have written to the country’s president asking for her to be released. Violet Uwamahoro from ...

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March 22nd, 2017

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Uganda manhunt for police who shot dead girl of three

Image copyright Uganda Police Image caption An official statement says police officers must be held to high standards and that killing is treated seriously Ugandan police have launched a manhunt for four Flying Squad officers accused of shooting dead a three-year-old girl. ...

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March 22nd, 2017

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Senegal’s Touba TV blames ‘satanic trick’ for porn gaffe

Image copyright YouTube Image caption The privately run TV channel has distanced itself from the pornographic material shown on air earlier this week A religious TV channel in Senegal has blamed an unidentified saboteur for the “satanic trick” that led to a ...

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March 22nd, 2017

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Sons’ plea to Rwanda’s president over pregnant mother held in prison

Image caption Violet Uwamahoro’s sons have written to Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, asking for her release The young sons of a mother held in prison in Rwanda have written to the country’s president asking for her to be released. Violet Uwamahoro from ...

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March 22nd, 2017

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Somalia food crisis: Has al-Shabab adopted new approach to food aid?

Image copyright Somali Memo Image caption Al-Shabab claims it is alleviating the plight of Muslims affected by the current drought Somalia’s al-Shabab militants have been distributing food to drought-stricken Somalis in what appears to be a bid to win public support. A

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March 22nd, 2017

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Kenya Revenue Authority ‘lost $39m to hacker’

Image copyright Daily Nation Image caption Alex Mutuku’s lawyers want him to be released on bail An IT expert has been charged with hacking into Kenya’s Revenue Authority and stealing $39m (£31m). Alex Mutungi Mutuku, 28, is accused of electronic fraud but he ...

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March 22nd, 2017

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The face of hunger

Image copyright Mustafa Saeed Photographer Mustafa Saeed spent eight days travelling across in Somalia’s self-declared republic of Somaliland with charity Save the Children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought. Thousands of children are

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March 22nd, 2017

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