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Bolanle Raheem killing: Nigerian police officer charged with murder

BBC Africa - Fri, 30/12/2022 - 16:46
A female lawyer was shot in the main city, Lagos, as she was returning home from a church service.
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Mwepu returns to Brighton as academy coach

BBC Africa - Fri, 30/12/2022 - 12:59
Brighton appoint Zambian former player Enock Mwepu as their Under-9s academy coach from January.
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Ian Khama: Botswana issues arrest warrant for former president

BBC Africa - Fri, 30/12/2022 - 12:31
Ian Khama is facing more than a dozen criminal charges, including possessing illegal firearms.
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‘The drum is the soul of the community’

BBC Africa - Fri, 30/12/2022 - 11:30
Gambian drummer Seneke Sillah has been teaching in London for several years.
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Africa's year in pictures 2022: Carnivals, gallops and tugs of war

BBC Africa - Fri, 30/12/2022 - 01:57
A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this year.
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Why are Kenyan students setting their schools on fire?

BBC Africa - Thu, 29/12/2022 - 16:13
Some Kenyan students blame intensified curriculum for the spike in numbers of boarding school fires.
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Eritrean Catholic Bishop Fikremariam Hagos freed from detention

BBC Africa - Thu, 29/12/2022 - 15:39
After returning from Europe in October, the cleric was detained without being charged or put on trial.
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Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: Flights resume between Addis Ababa and Mekelle

BBC Africa - Wed, 28/12/2022 - 19:08
Passenger flights resume between Addis Ababa and war-devastated Tigray, following a peace deal.
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Nigeria's Calabar carnival: 14 killed at annual bikers' event

BBC Africa - Wed, 28/12/2022 - 14:35
A drunk car driver ploughs into crowds at the annual event in the southern port city of Calabar.
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The Senegal man on a mission to plant five million trees

BBC Africa - Wed, 28/12/2022 - 01:51
Adama Diémé was motivated after seeing once-verdant villages in Senegal without a single tree.
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Barbers are being trained to spot mental health issues in the black community

BBC Africa - Tue, 27/12/2022 - 08:23
Barbers in Britain are being trained to recognise mental health issues and how to help clients get the support they need.
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Somalia's opioid overdose: Young, female and addicted

BBC Africa - Tue, 27/12/2022 - 02:00
Women open up about the problem of opioid abuse in Somalia following the death of a popular TikToker.
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Pauli The PSM: 'I love how free I feel in my ability to create'

BBC Africa - Mon, 26/12/2022 - 10:33
London-based artist Pauli The PSM talks about ambient music, being a 'badman' and The Jetsons.
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Andrea Sibanda: The Zimbabwean teen singer who went viral on TikTok

BBC Africa - Sun, 25/12/2022 - 11:09
Thirteen-year old Zimbabwean singer Andrea went viral after a church goes filmed him singing.
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Africa Super League: Can new competition improve club game on continent?

BBC Africa - Sat, 24/12/2022 - 13:21
Can the launch of the Africa Super League in 2023 close the vast gap between the club game on the continent and in Europe?
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Akon’s Wakanda, grazing goats and a crumbling crypto dream

BBC Africa - Sat, 24/12/2022 - 01:48
RnB singer Akon is planning a Senegalese super-city running on cryptocurrency. But will it happen?
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Oxlade: Nigeria Afrobeats singer talks about Ku Lo Sa and his inspiration

BBC Africa - Fri, 23/12/2022 - 14:21
Nigerian singer Oxlade says that the hit song Ku Lo Sa was inspired by a woman in his life.
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The agony of endless wait for Indian sailors held in Nigeria

BBC Africa - Fri, 23/12/2022 - 01:15
Families of 16 Indian sailors who have been detained in Africa since August say they are waiting anxiously.
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African, Arab or Amazigh? Morocco's identity crisis

BBC Africa - Wed, 21/12/2022 - 01:41
How football ignited a debate over whether Moroccans are Africans, Arabs or Amazigh - or all three.
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Poachers target hippos for giant teeth in place of ivory

BBC Africa - Tue, 20/12/2022 - 02:37
As bans on elephant ivory are tightened, poachers are killing hippos for their teeth, experts warn.
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