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Trans Angolan popstar Titica shakes her way to success

Trans singer and dancer Titica has become a big star among young Angolans and an icon for anti-LGBT discrimination. But her path to the top wasn’t easy. The BBC went to meet her in the Angolan capital Luanda. Video journalist: Horaci Garcia Producer: Clare Spencer ...

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October 12th, 2017

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Justice at last for South Africa’s apartheid victims?

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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Follow the money

Image copyright Paula Bronstein China has a long list of state secrets – how many people it puts to death every year, and even the birthdays of its top leaders. But now, overseas researchers have uncovered another Chinese state secret: how much money Beijing gives in ...

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October 11th, 2017

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Egypt FA president backs coach Cuper for World Cup

Argentine coach Hector Cuper’s contract with Egypt would have come to an end if the Pharaoh’s had failed to qualify for the World Cup The president of the Egypt FA, Hany Abo Rida, has insisted that Argentine coach Hector Cuper is the right man to lead the ...

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October 11th, 2017

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The Confederation of African Football will decide new CHAN hosts on Saturday

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) will decide the new hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday. Morocco, Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia all bid to replace Kenya who had their right to host withdrawn by Caf due lack of preparations. The ...

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October 11th, 2017

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What next in Kenya 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 candidates who participated in the 8 August presidential election can now stand in the re-run later this month. This ...

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October 11th, 2017

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Deadly ‘supercell’ storm scatters ships in South Africa

Image copyright Blue Security via Reuters Image caption A container ship blocked the harbour mouth after drifting away Moored ships were blown away as a “supercell thunderstorm” swept through South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least 11 people. ...

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October 11th, 2017

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Follow the money

Image copyright Paula Bronstein China has a long list of state secrets – how many people it puts to death every year, and even the birthdays of its top leaders. But now, overseas researchers have uncovered another Chinese state secret: how much money Beijing gives in ...

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October 11th, 2017

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Matthew Davies: Toxic brand in South Africa

Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption President Zuma’s son Duduzane (r) has strong business ties to the Gupta brothers (l) The reputations of major international firms Bell Pottinger and KPMG have been badly damaged by their work relating to the controversial ...

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October 11th, 2017

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Nasidi Adamu Yahaya: Banker’s wardrobe row

Image copyright AISHA AHMAD/FACEBOOK Image caption Aisha Ahmad’s profile photos angered conservative religious elements in Nigeria – but the online attacks also sparked a backlash The appointment of a Muslim woman to the post of deputy governor of Nigeria’s

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October 11th, 2017

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