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The focus this week of a referendum in Ireland and a supreme court challenge in South Korea, abortion is still banned in some 20 countries worldwide, while others have highly restrictive laws in place. On Thursday in South Korea the supreme court will consider repealing a law where abortion is illegal [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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The head of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi arrives in the country on Wednesday to face an investigation ordered by President Nana Akufo-Addo. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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Guinea's Horoya score late to earn a 2-2 draw with visiting South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns in Group C of the African Champions League. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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Zimbabwe's parliamentary committee on mines on Wednesday is expected to press former President Robert Mugabe to give evidence about the disappearance of diamond revenues amounting to $15 billion during his rule. The mines committee, led by independent legislator Temba Mliswa, said it would conduct the hearing at Mugabe's Harare mansion, commonly [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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South Africa's corruption investigation into the influential Gupta family has cut a wide swath through the country. The family, which fled the country earlier this year, stands accused of high-level corruption going all the way up the president's office. But their business activities in poor communities have also left deep [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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Earlier
Keith Morris, 72, from Hull, denied nine charges, which he committed while on holiday in Kenya. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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South Africa's investigation into the influential Gupta family has cut a wide swath through the country.The family, which fled South Africa earlier this year, stands accused of high-level corruption going up all the way to the office of former President Jacob Zuma. But their business activities in poor communities have also [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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Preparations are under way for a mass Ebola vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Ministry of Health and international aid agencies hold a second day of inoculations in northwestern Equateur Province. The latest World Health Organization estimates report 51 cases of Ebola, including 27 deaths. The World [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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The shadow of the Burundian government's 2015 crackdown on political unrest lingers over the capital. Amid tightened security, residents must keep log books in their homes to track visitors. Security services dropping by can demand to see them and failure to produce them can result in arrest. Twenty-two year old Irakoze [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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Tue, May 22, 2018
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We are live. In Extra Time Shaka answers your questions about politics in Africa. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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Brighton complete the signing of Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun on a free transfer. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than two dozen people in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could be as devastating as the one that hit West Africa several years ago, if left unchecked. But first responders say things are different this time. That's in large part thanks to a [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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The U.N. human rights office is calling on the government of Algeria to stop the collective expulsions of thousands of migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, condemning this practice as a violation of international human rights law. Between March 8 and April 19, the U.N. human rights office reports Algerian authorities carried [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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Senegal striker Demba Ba says he is not 'too disappointed' at being overlooked for the Teranga Lions' squad for the World Cup. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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An international rights group says the Egyptian military has intensified home demolitions in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula as part of its campaign against a local affiliate of the Islamic State group. Tuesday's report by Human Rights Watch says the military has vastly expanded widespread destruction of homes, commercial [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou is suspended for six matches after being found guilty of spitting at an opponent. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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In Uganda, motorcycle taxis, known locally as boda bodas, provide a quick and cheap way to get around. But the drivers can be notoriously reckless, contributing to road accidents and injuries. A local software developer and a former boda-boda driver joined forces, hoping to transform the market with their [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be a killer of humans. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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What happened when international street artists, who normally paint murals on urban walls, headed to rural Gambia. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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