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The Angolan soldier who became a London pub legend

image sourceJEFF OVERS / BBC After the bullet burst through his mouth and neck, Cesar Kimbirima laid in the long grass, thought of his family, and waited to die. He had been shot before, of…

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Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan criticised over female footballers comments

image sourceAFP Tanzania’s president has been condemned for describing the country’s female footballers as having “flat chests” and being unattractive for marriage. Samia Suluhu Hassan made the remarks while hosting Tanzania’s Under-23 men’s football team…

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Mozambique ‘tuna bond’ scandal: Ex-President Guebuza’s son on trial

image sourceReuters The son of Mozambique’s ex-president and 18 others have gone on trial over the $2bn (£1.5bn) “tuna bonds” affair. Ndambi Guebuza, son of former President Armando Guebuza, and the others face charges of…

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Barakat: First South African film in Cape Town’s Afrikaans dialect

image sourceLindsey Appolis The first ever film in Afrikaaps – a dialect of Afrikaans, with words from other languages as well – is making waves in South Africa, trying to change the often one-dimensional, negative…

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Kenya holds biggest ever animal census

Kenya in east Africa is home to vulnerable and endangered species that include lions, giraffes and the world’s only two surviving northern white rhino species. It is also a transit route for migratory whales, dolphins…

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Algeria’s desperate wildfire fight: Buckets and branches

image sourceAFP The once verdant mountains of the Algerian region of Tizi Ouzou, peppered with olive groves and coniferous trees, were ravaged by more than 100 forest fires over the past fortnight. The heat could…

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Nigeria’s royal wedding: Private jets, glitz and glamour

image source@Wraith_studios Private jets filled up the runway of the airport in the northern Nigerian city of Kano as members of Nigeria’s elite and West African dignitaries flew in for the wedding of the president’s…

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Africa’s jihadists: What Taliban takeover of Afghanistan means

image sourceEPA As Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, Islamist groups waging insurgencies in Africa were quick to celebrate. “God is great,” a media outlet linked to Somalia’s al-Shabab wrote in response to the takeover. Elsewhere,…

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: US accuses Abiy’s government of blocking aid

image sourceAFP The US international development agency has blamed the Ethiopian government for a shortage of humanitarian aid in the country’s conflict-torn Tigray region. USAID accused the government of “obstructing” access to Tigray, as it…

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: US accuses Abiy’s government of blocking aid

image sourceAFP The US international development agency has blamed the Ethiopian government for a shortage of humanitarian aid in the country’s conflict-torn Tigray region. USAID accused the government of “obstructing” access to Tigray, as it…

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