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Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan gets Covid jab in policy reverse

Public attitudes to Covid precautions still appear quite relaxed, with most people walking about without masks, and public opinion remains divided over the safety of vaccination, reports the BBC’s Aboubakar Famau in the capital, Dodoma.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Refugee weightlifter Cyrille Chachit on his journey

Weightlifter Cyrille Chachit is in Tokyo as part of the Refugee Olympic Team, where he’s due to compete in the men’s 96kg event on Saturday. He last competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Refugee weightlifter Cyrille Tchatchet on his journey

Weightlifter Cyrille Tchatchet is in Tokyo as part of the Refugee Olympic Team, where he’s due to compete in the men’s 96kg event on Saturday. He last competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow…

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Tokyo Olympics Ivory Coast reach last eight in football as Le Clos misses medal on day five

Earlier on Wednesday there was disappointment for South Africa’s Chad le Clos as he finished fifth in the 200m butterfly. Nigeria men’s basketball suffered their second loss in Tokyo at the hands of Germany but…

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Covid in Tanzania: Vaccination campaign gets underway

image copyrightSTATEHOUSE TANZANIA President Samia Suluhu has been given a Covid vaccine at the start of Tanzania’s vaccination rollout. The move marks a break with her predecessor, John Magufuli, a prominent coronavirus sceptic, who died…

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Zimbabwean with football dreams to be kicked out of UK

image copyrightChristopher Arundell Christopher Arundell, who grew up in the UK and once dreamt of playing professional football, is set to be deported to Zimbabwe, despite a cross-party appeal to the home secretary to stop…

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Ivory Coast president and rival in first meeting since civil war

image copyrightReuters Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and bitter rival Laurent Gbagbo have embraced in their first meeting since the civil war 10 years ago. The conflict was sparked by Mr Gbagbo’s refusal to admit…

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Tokyo Olympics: Medals, disappointment and controversy for Africa on day four

However there was disappointment for South Africa men’s rugby sevens team as they failed to reach the semi-finals and a possible medal. Moroccan boxer Youness Baalla was at the centre of controversy in the boxing…

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Sunday Igboho: What’s stopping Benin extraditing the Nigerian separatist leader?

image copyrightSIAF A court in Benin has ordered that a Nigerian separatist leader being held in the country be moved to prison from police custody. Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, is accused of…

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Tokyo Olympics: Silvers for SA but rugby disappointment

BBC Sport Africa will be updating this page with the highlights for African competitors on day four at the Tokyo Olympics. Swimming South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker had to settle for silver in the women’s 100m…

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