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For two-thirds of Angola's population, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is the only leader they have ever known. And the vast majority of eligible voters have never seen a ballot without his name on it. Now, as he steps down after 38 years, Anita Powell reports from Luanda on the [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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The Egypt Football Association amends its rules on the number of overseas players clubs can sign and the status of Syrians and Palestinians. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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The Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab is confirming that one of its top commanders was killed by a U.S. airstrike in July. The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist groups, says al-Shabab issued a statement Monday confirming the killing of Ali Muhammad Hussein, also known as Ali Jabal. A statement from the [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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Women and girls as young as 12 from Kenya's countryside are being forced into sex work to support families affected by prolonged drought. They have little or no education and travel at least 50 kilometers (30 miles) to reach urban areas, working in unsafe conditions far from their homes. “Since I [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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Just weeks after the Libyan city was declared liberated from Islamists, footage shows more bloodshed. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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Africa's population is set to boom over the next few decades - reaching 2.5 billion people by 2050. Scientists in Kenya are trying to find ways of growing enough food for everyone. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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Angolans go to the polls on Wednesday as President Dos Santos steps down after 38 years in power. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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Anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out calls on the FA to carry out a new review of Eniola Aluko's claims against England boss Mark Sampson. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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Arrests are made after a KwaZulu-Natal man complained to police he was "tired" of eating human flesh. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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Earlier
Ajax Cape Town announce they have reached a deal to sell Rivaldo Coetzee to Celtic, pending a medical and work permit application. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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Jose Eduardo dos Santos is stepping down after 38 years as president of Angola but is he really giving up power? [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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Four men are arrested in Casablanca, after a video emerged showing a woman being assaulted on a bus. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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The warring factions in South Sudan and the country's neighbors must leave no stone unturned in finding a political solution to the three-and-a-half-year civil war. That was the message of the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, as he wrapped up his visit to South Sudan [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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Brighton and Hove Albion agree terms with FC Zurich to sign striker Raphael Dwamena for an undisclosed fee. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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Nigerian activist, Rebecca Dali has won the prestigious Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation award for her work in re-integrating women and orphans abducted by Boko Haram militants into their home communities. The award was presented at a ceremony Monday commemorating World Humanitarian Day (August 19) at the U.N. European headquarters in [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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Lagos is Africa's largest city, with an estimated 21 million residents - and it's growing fast. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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For the majority of Angola's 29 million people, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is the only leader they have ever known. Now, as he steps aside after nearly four decades, many Angolans are preparing to vote for the very first time. Until this year, Ana Maria Espirito Santos Monteiro never registered [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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South Africa's main opposition party accuses the government of protecting its "dodgy friends". [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
How a moment of pure chance turned a bread-seller into a national celebrity and model in Nigeria. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News

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