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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Generosity of strangers stuns struggling Nigerian mother

A woman featured on a BBC video struggling to feed her children is overwhelmed by the help she has received.

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South African student shot dead by stray bullet

The student was in a passing bus when a gunman killed two men in a car in Johannesburg, police say.

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Opposition leader killed in Chad shootout

A prosecutor confirms that Yaya Dillo died in an exchange of heavy gunfire with security forces.

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Cost of living: ‘There is nothing in the fridge’

Cameroonians are grappling with a fuel price hike as well as soaring food costs.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Several killed in attack on security HQ in Chad

The assault comes hours after Chad announced a date for presidential elections.

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Ex-Guinea opposition leader named prime minister

Mamadou Oury Bah, who is due to set up a new government, says he will work to alleviate hardships.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Six arrested over murder of South African rapper AKA

The shooting dead of the performer and his friend at a restaurant last year shocked South Africans.

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'My mother’s body was left by smugglers in the desert'

Those escaping Sudan’s conflict have been turning to people smugglers, with deadly consequences.

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Dozens die after bus falls off bridge in Mali

Malians and citizens from other regions in West Africa are said to be among the victims.

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Italian family seized by jihadists in Mali freed

A Jehovah's Witness couple and their son are released following their abduction in May 2022.

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Rhino poaching on the rise in South Africa

Nearly 500 were killed in 2023 with hunters moving away from previous poaching hotspots.

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Monday, February 26, 2024

Why Nigeria's economy is in such a mess

Nigeria is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a generation, leading to nationwide protests.

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Dozens killed during prayers at Burkina Faso mosque

The authorities say it happened on the same day that churchgoers were killed during morning mass.

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Mauritius blocks cruise ship over cholera fears

Some passengers are believed to have developed mild symptoms of stomach illness during a trip to South Africa.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Africa Live: Africa's largest mosque opens in Algeria

The massive mosque is spread across 70 acres and can hold up to 120,000 worshippers - and more.

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At least 15 dead in Burkina Faso church attack

It the latest atrocity in the country to be attributed to Islamist militants.

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Surge in patriotism as Namibia president laid to rest

A huge crowd attends Hage Geingob's funeral following his death at the age of 82 from cancer.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

SA's ANC pitches for votes as majority threatened

President Ramaphosa says the government "will do better" as other parties eat away at its support.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

France expels 'radical' Tunisian imam for flag slur

Immigration reforms have made it easier for the French government to forcibly remove foreign residents.

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Senegal's president agrees to step down in April

Macky Sall's attempt to postpone the elections has thrown Senegal into political turmoil.

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Thousands mourn marathon star destined for greatness

People pay their respects at the funeral of world record holder Kelvin Kiptum who died at 24.

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Trumpets, turtles and talons: Africa's top shots

A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ghana's Black Queens wait on unpaid bonuses

Ghana's women's football team will be paid the bonuses they are due before Friday's Olympic Games qualifier, an official confirms.

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South Africa's parliament impeaches top judge

This historic move will see John Hlophe removed as the leading judge in Western Cape province.

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Cyber-attack hits Malawi's immigration service

President Lazarus Chakwera says the government will not give in to the hackers' ransom demand.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Libyan government says militias to leave Tripoli

Armed groups controlling the capital for years have struck a deal to quit, after a series of deadly clashes.

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The sacrifices key to Kenya's late marathon legend

Kelvin Kiptum is to be buried in his village in Kenyan where his family remember what made him special.

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South Africa boosts welfare grants ahead of May poll

The governing ANC is expected to face its toughest election since it took power 30 years ago.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The awful conditions that cattle are kept in on ships

The stench from a vessel loaded with cattle which engulfed Cape Town has drawn attention to a wider issue.

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Tanzania's Ramadhani Brothers win AGT: Fantasy League

Known for their daring head-balancing routines, the duo take home $250,000 in prize money.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Lion kills zookeeper at Nigerian university

The veterinarian technologist had been taking care of the university's lions for nine years.

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Guinea's military junta dissolves government

Ministers in the dissolved government have been ordered to surrender their passports.

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How Russia has rebranded Wagner in Africa

Russia has taken the mercenary group into its intelligence services, using it to destabilise Africa.

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Cape Town stink blamed on cattle ship

A "nauseating" stench engulfing the South African city comes from a ship carrying 19,000 cows, officials say.

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Senegalese man convicted over UK migrant deaths

Four people drowned when an overcrowded dinghy steered by Ibrahima Bah began to sink on a crossing.

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African Union bans trade in donkey skin

Animal welfare charities welcome the African Union decision to ban the donkey skin trade across the continent.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Africa Live: Snakes used to terrorise Nigeria kidnap victims

Some victims are taken to snake-infested areas to make them raise ransoms - and more.

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African hero Nyerere honoured by new statue

African leaders pay tribute to Tanzania's founding father as a statue to him is unveiled in Ethiopia.

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Sacked Twitter staff in Ghana finally get pay-off

Former workers at X's Africa base say they have got their severance pay after a year-long campaign.

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Conjoined twins given days to live are proving world wrong

Marieme and Ndeye, seven, were not expected to survive for more than a few days after they were born.

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South Africa cricket great Procter dies aged 77

Former South Africa all-rounder Mike Procter dies aged 77, his family say.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

West Africa’s Michelin-starred cuisine wows London

African fine dining is often overlooked, but now restaurants are getting their just deserts.

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AU chief urges more action on Africa instability

War in Sudan and instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo are priorities for the bloc's summit.

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Thousands march in Senegal demanding election date

Protesters say the vote must go ahead after President Macky Sall's bid to delay it was overturned in court.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Will Africa Union ban the export of donkey meat?

The quest to stop the slaughter of working donkeys, as demand grows for a traditional remedy made from their skin.

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Senegal election delay ruled unlawful

The Constitutional Court annuls President Macky Sall's decree moving this month's vote to December.

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Seychelles drops opposition leader's witchcraft case

Patrick Herminie, who wants to run for the presidency, says the case was politically motivated.

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Ivory Coast and Nigeria climb in world rankings

Africa Cup of Nations winners Ivory Coast climb 10 places in the Fifa world rankings, while runners-up Nigeria move up to 28th.

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South African troops killed in DR Congo attack

These are the nation's first fatalities since a recent deployment to support the Congolese army.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The religion that shaped Bob Marley's hair

As a new film about the reggae star's life comes out, here's all you need to know about his Rastafarian faith.

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Kundananji's path to breaking women's transfer record

How Zambia forward Racheal Kundananji became the most expensive women's footballer in history after moving to NWSL club Bay FC.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Nigerians turn to rice that's normally thrown away

"Afafata" rice is usually discarded but rising prices mean many northern families are now eating it.

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Cash and villas for footballers after Africa triumph

Players of both winners Ivory Coast and runners-up Nigeria get handsome rewards from their presidents.

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Pregnant woman among dozens massacred in Ethiopia

At least 45 civilians were killed in door-to-door raids by Ethiopian troops last month, a rights body says.

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The winners and losers from memorable Afcon finals

BBC Sport Africa takes a look at the winners and losers from Afcon 2023, including VAR technology and Mohamed Salah's misery.

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Monday, February 12, 2024

How Nigerians console themselves after Afcon heartbreak

Nigerians are finding ways to get over the heartbreak of losing the Africa Cup of Nations final.

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Kiptum - the marathon runner destined for greatness

Kenyan athlete Kelvin Kiptum was on the cusp of greatness when his life was cut short in an accident.

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'We feel betrayed' - why anger has engulfed Senegal

Imams and protesters unite in anger at a poll delay rocking Senegal's democratic credentials.

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

Africa Live: Ghana opposition rejects bid to change election date

The opposition says the proposal to push polls backwards to November from December this year not feasible - and more stories

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Haller gives Ivory Coast victory in Afcon final

Sebastien Haller is the hero again as Ivory Coast come from behind to beat Nigeria and win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final.

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Afcon: Nigeria lead hosts Ivory Coast in final - watch & follow text

Watch live coverage and follow text updates of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final as Nigeria take on Ivory Coast.

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Nigerian bank chief killed in US helicopter crash

The head of Nigeria's largest bank has been killed when a helicopter he was flying in crashed in California desert.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

Biden gaffe sparks 'they've both got pyramids' jokes

By confusing the Mexican and Egyptian presidents Joe Biden sparked jokes in both countries.

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Clashes spread in Senegal over election delay

A first fatality is reported, amid warnings the West African nation could lose its image as a stable democracy.

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Guilty verdict in sensational Kenya murder trial

The fiance of a popular news presenter is convicted of killing a businesswoman five years ago.

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The president who vowed not to overstay but plans to

After promising to not to extend his term of office in 2012 has Senegal's leader Macky Sall gone back on his word?

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Haller bids to cap remarkable return in Afcon final

Sebastien Haller fired Ivory Coast into the 2023 Nations Cup final, having returned to action 13 months ago after testicular cancer.

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Cocoa price hits record high as El Niño hurts crops

The cost of the key ingredient for making chocolate has roughly doubled since the start of last year.

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Nigeria's Troost-Ekong dreams of lifting Afcon trophy

Nigeria captain William Troost-Ekong says lifting the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations trophy would be an "amazing" moment.

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Victorious Nigerians taunt South Africans with Tyla hit

South Africa's Tyla beat Nigerian superstars at the Grammys - but their footballers get revenge.

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Ghana suspends controversial power tax after uproar

Trade unions have warned that the 15% tax on domestic users will worsen the cost-of-living crisis.

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US murder fugitive escapes custody in Kenya

Kelvin Kangethe was being detained in Kenya pending the processing of his extradition to the US.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Nigeria reach Afcon final after penalty shootout

Stanley Nwabali saves two penalties to help Nigeria reach the Afcon 2023 final following a dramatic 1-1 draw with South Africa.

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Afcon semi-finals: Nigeria 0-0 South Africa - watch & follow updates

Watch live and follow text updates from both Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals, starting with Nigeria v South Africa.

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War-torn Sudan hit by internet blackout

The internet outage comes on top of a 10-month civil war which has forced nine million from their homes.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Nigeria and South Africa ready to resume rivalry

Three-time African champions Nigeria will rekindle their continental rivalry with South Africa in the 2023 Afcon semi-finals.

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DR Congo squad use Afcon spotlight to call for peace

DR Congo players are using their semi-final appearance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations to call for peace in their homeland.

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Four appear in court over fatal Kenya gas blast

The explosion in a densely populated neighbourhood in the capital killed six people last week.

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Nigerian pastor arrested over alleged $1m fraud

Theo O Ebonyi, accused of swindling his followers and others, dismisses news of his arrest as fake.

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Is Senegal's democracy under threat?

The west African nation has never had a coup but many are worried that recent unrest could escalate.

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Monday, February 5, 2024

Spice islands of Zanzibar running out of beer

There are fears the alcohol shortage could hit the Indian Ocean islands' tourism sector

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Tyla's Grammy win fuels South Africa-Nigeria rivalry

South Africa's Tyla beats four Nigerian stars at the Grammys, as the rivals prepare for the Afcon semi-final.

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

UK warns of risk of famine in Ethiopia

James Landale travels with the UK Africa minister to northern Ethiopia, where the situation is deteriorating.

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Africa Live: SA's Tyla shines as Nigeria stars miss out in Grammy glory

South African singer Tyla wins the inaugural Best African Music Performance, edging out Nigeria's Burna Boy and Davido - and more stories

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South Africa keeper 'should be minister to save economy'

South Africa goalkeeper and captain Ronwen Williams should be made his country's finance minister to "save the economy", jokes Bafana Bafana defender Grant Kekana.

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Zimbabwe's governing party wins two-thirds majority

The results of by-elections triggered under controversial conditions give Zanu-PF a super-majority.

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Why Kenyan men fail to condemn deadly misogyny

Rising cases of femicide reveal entrenched sexist attitudes in the East African nation.

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Ivory Coast net 122nd-minute winner to reach semis

Ivory Coast produce another amazing Africa Cup of Nations escape act as Oumar Diakite's 122nd-minute winner sends the 10-man hosts into the semi-finals.

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SA goalkeeper saves four penalties in shootout win

Ronwen Williams saves four penalties to help South Africa reach the semi-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Senegal's president delays election amid tension

Macky Sall says the row over who has been barred from the presidential poll could harm the ballot.

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Wissa penalty helps DR Congo into Afcon last four

Yoane Wissa scores a penalty as DR Congo come from behind to beat Guinea 3-1 in the quarter-finals at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

Nigerian monarch shot dead and wife kidnapped

Gunmen stormed the palace of traditional ruler Segun Aremu amid concern about a wave of abductions.

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Nollywood star sentenced for stepping on naira notes

She pleaded guilty to tampering with the cash while dancing at a friend's wedding, authorities say.

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Survivors being treated after Kenya gas explosion

Police are securing the scene in the capital after a blast ripped through a part of the city.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Fire and water: Africa's top shots

A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

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At least 29 injured in Kenya gas plant explosion

Witnesses described feeling tremors immediately after the blast in south-east Nairobi.

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Referee, cop and mother – Morocco’s Karboubi

Bouchra Karboubi, the only female referee at Afcon 2023, on promoting fair play and fighting female stereotypes in the Arab world.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Afcon 2023: South Africa set their sights on the final after Morocco upset

South Africa players should "dream" of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final after upsetting Morocco, says coach Hugo Broos.

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Cholera: Zambia battles worst outbreak in decades

After decades of progress against the disease, a global upsurge since 2021 is hitting countries hard.

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Kenyan President Ruto says Haiti mission to go ahead soon despite court ruling

President Ruto says it will start "as soon as next week" despite courts declaring it unconstitutional.

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Afcon 2023: Six players who could make transfer moves after starring in Ivory Coast

BBC Sport Africa picks out six stars whose performances at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations could attract bids from European clubs.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Zambia cholera: Families grieve as infection kills loved ones

Funerals have been restricted to five relatives to curb the spread of the disease.

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Afcon 2023: Cape Verde 1-0 Mauritania - Ryan Mendes penalty sends Blue Sharks to quarter-finals

Ryan Mendes' late penalty gives Cape Verde victory over Mauritania and a place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

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Ecowas: Nigeria rebukes states for quitting regional bloc

It accuses the military rulers of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger of not acting in good faith.

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Sudan-South Sudan border: Clashes kill dozens in disputed Abyei region

The UN says one of its peacekeepers was killed while taking affected civilians to hospital.

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Jacob Zuma: ANC suspends ex-South Africa president after rival party launch

It comes after the former president said he would not vote for the party he once led.

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Afcon 2023: Brentford's Yoane Wissa hails DR Congo's 'togetherness' after win over Egypt

Brentford's Yoane Wissa hails the "togetherness" of his DR Congo team after they booked a place in the Afcon quarter-finals with a penalties win over Egypt.

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

DR Congo knock Egypt out of Afcon on penalties

DR Congo beat Egypt 8-7 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to set up a quarter-final against Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Afcon 2023: Mauritania out to make more history with boss 'like Jose Mourinho'

Mauritania are full of belief as they prepare for their Afcon 2023 last-16 tie thanks to boss Amir Abdou, who is like Jose Mourinho, says defender Lamine Ba.

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Ecowas: Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso quit West African bloc

The three junta-led countries were suspended from the bloc amid calls to return to democratic rule.

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Afcon 2023: What to look out for in the last 16 with Senegal, Nigeria and Egypt among hopefuls

What to look out for in the Afcon 2023 last 16, which includes four matches pitting former champions against each other.

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Cameroon vs Nigeria: The making of Africa's biggest football rivalry

Heavyweights Cameroon and Nigeria meet in the last 16 at Afcon 2023, with the Indomitable Lions enjoying the better of the rivalry.

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How Kenya's judges stood up to President William Ruto

Following weeks of bitter rows, two separate courts have ruled against the government.

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Friday, January 26, 2024

Afcon 2023: Record breakers, shocks and sackings - what we've learned at the tournament so far

After a group stage full of shocks, goals, late drama and managerial departures, here's what we've learned so far from Afcon 2023.

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Kenya court blocks police deployment to Haiti

Kenya had offered to lead a multinational force to tackle gang violence in the Caribbean country.

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Kenya housing levy: Blow to William Ruto as court doubles down

President Ruto's government loses its bid to overturn a block on the controversial 1.5% housing levy.

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Gaza war: ICJ to rule on call for Israel to stop military action

The ICJ could order Israel to stop military action, in a high-profile case brought by South Africa.

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Bola Tinubu denies planning to move Nigeria's capital from Abuja to Lagos

The presidency scotches rumours that there is a plan to relocate the capital from Abuja.

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Ghana coup plot: Soldiers among six sentenced to death by hanging

The six have been sentenced to death by hanging for their involvement in a 2021 coup plot.

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Kenya discovers coltan deposits - Mining Minister Salim Mvurya

The government is assessing the value of the mineral reserves, which have been found in six counties.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Plateau state violence: Churches and mosques burnt in Nigeria as curfew imposed in Mangu

A curfew is imposed after a row over cattle leaves eight dead during ethnic and religious clashes.

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Afcon 2023: Ivory Coast sack Jean-Louis Gasset as coach

Ivory Coast sack coach Jean-Louis Gasset midway through the Africa Cup of Nations despite the hosts having slim hopes of reaching the last 16.

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World's first IVF rhino pregnancy 'could save species'

A fertility breakthrough offers hope for saving the northern white rhino from extinction.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Afcon 2023: Ghana sack boss Chris Hughton after group-stage exit

Ghana sack boss Chris Hughton after the Black Stars suffered a group-stage exit from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Liberia's President Boakai had heat exhaustion during inauguration - spokesman

Joseph Boakai, 79, suffered from heat exhaustion during his inauguration speech, his office says.

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Afcon 2023: The African footballers putting their hearts on the line

One Zambia star is missing from the Africa Cup of Nations with a cardiac issue, but other Africans have played on despite heart risks.

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Zambia mine: Chinese nationals among miners trapped in flooded shaft

Five Zambians and two Chinese nationals are trapped in a copper mine after it flooded.

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Rita Waeni killing: Two Nigerians held in Kenya over student’s death, police say

The brutal killing of the 20-year-old has led to calls for more to be done to address femicide.

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Monday, January 22, 2024

Dar es Salaam floods: Roads unpassable in Tanzania's main city

Some schoolchildren and workers are forced to stay at home following heavy rains.

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Missing US Navy Seals presumed dead off Somali coast

The commandos were part of an operation to seize Iranian-made missile parts bound for Yemen.

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Afcon 2023: Calls for calm in Guinea after six fans die amid Afcon celebrations

Guinea's football federation calls for calm after six people die back home following their country's first win at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

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Sunday, January 21, 2024

Afcon 2023: Troost-Ekong hopeful for his 'best' Nigeria team

Nigeria captain William Troost-Ekong says the current Nigeria team might be the "best" he has played in.

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Bwari kidnapping: Nigeria police secure release of sisters taken from Abuja

The girls were kidnapped from their home in Abuja, along with another sister who was later killed.

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Saturday, January 20, 2024

Igad: Sudan leaves regional bloc over attempt to end war

Sudan suspends its membership as Igad attempts to end the country's month-long civil war.

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Afcon 2023: Algeria 2-2 Burkina Faso - Baghdad Bounedjah double seals draw for Algeria

A Baghdad Bounedjah double keeps Algeria's 2023 Africa Cup of Nations hopes alive in a draw with Burkino Faso in Group D.

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Africa's week in pictures: 12-18 January 2024

A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

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Afcon 2023: Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah misses Egypt's next two games with hamstring injury

Mohamed Salah will miss Egypt's vital Africa Cup of Nations Group B game against Cape Verde on Monday with a hamstring injury.

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Friday, January 19, 2024

Nelson Mandela auction: South Africa seeks to block sale in row over heritage

The government aims to block the sale of personal items to preserve the anti-apartheid hero's legacy.

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Comoros election: Internet cut after protests

Opposition supporters are angry at the re-election of President Assoumani, describing it as fraud.

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

Antum Naqvi: Cricket-playing pilot flying high for Zimbabwe

Antum Naqvi, a qualified airline pilot, sets his sights on the playing cricket for Zimbabwe after breaking domestic records.

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Elton Jantjies: World Cup winner handed four-year ban for doping

Elton Jantjies, who won the 2019 World Cup with South Africa, is given a four-year ban from the sport having tested positive for Clenbuterol.

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Afcon: From Accra to Abidjan, 14 hours to see Ghana's Black Stars

Fourteen hours and over 880km from Ghana to Ivory Coast. Would you do that to support your team?

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'Renaissance figure' Lesley Lokko awarded architecture's Royal Gold Medal

Ghanaian-Scottish architect and educator Lesley Lokko receives the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture.

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Winter Youth Olympics: Nigerian history-making curlers battle for funding

Nigeria's history-making curling team needed private funding to secure their trip to the Winter Youth Olympics.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Rwandan president Paul Kagame suggests UK could get money back

Paul Kagame tells the BBC he could return money if no asylum seekers are sent to his country by the UK.

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Kenya cult leader Paul Mackenzie to undergo mental health checks

Psychiatrists will assess whether the man accused of 400 deaths is fit to stand trial.

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Nigeria Ibadan explosion: Deadly blast affects several city suburbs

Early investigations suggest the blast may have been caused by explosives stored by illegal miners.

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Comoros President Azali Assoumani wins fourth term in disputed poll

President Azali Assoumani is re-elected with 63% of the vote, but the opposition alleges rigging.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Kenya cult leader Paul Mackenzie faces terror charges over mass deaths

Paul Mackenzie is accused of being behind the deaths, some from starvation, of more than 400 people.

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Tanzania’s teenage money expert

Tracy Rabi is a teenage money expert from Tanzania who is on a mission to teach other children about finance and entrepreneurship.

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Monday, January 15, 2024

Stolen assets worth £6.9m will return to Nigeria

The court ruled the money was likely stolen by officials in the Nigerian Government in 2014.

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Cyclone Belal submerges cars in Mauritius and batters Reunion

Torrential rain and flooding hit islands in Mauritius and Reunion, leaving homes without electricity.

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Afcon 2023: Senegal 3-0 The Gambia - Lamine Camara scores twice as holders make winning start

Lamine Camara scores twice as Senegal beat The Gambia 3-0 in the holders' opening match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Cyclone Belal: Flooding as storm hits Réunion and heads for Mauritius

Officials in Réunion said the island had been spared the worst of the storm, which is heading for Mauritius.

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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Afcon 2023: How Senegal came to dominate African football

Senegal hold three other continental titles alongside the Africa Cup of Nations trophy - but what is their secret to success?

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Afcon 2023: Egypt 2-2 Mozambique - Mohamed Salah salvages draw with late penalty

Mohamed Salah scores an injury-time penalty to salvage a draw for Egypt against Mozambique at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Afcon 2023: Nigeria 1-1 Equatorial Guinea - Osimhen scores as Super Eagles held in opening match

Nigeria dominate but need a Victor Osimhen equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Mine landslide kills at least 22 people in Tanzania

Defence agencies are working to remove more bodies from the rubble, Tanzania's president says.

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Namibia criticises German support for Israel over ICJ genocide case

Germany officially acknowledged committing genocide during its colonial occupation of Namibia in 2021.

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

TB Joshua exposé: How the disgraced pastor faked his miracles

Six ways the late megachurch pastor conned millions of people to believe in his purported cures.

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Afcon 2023: Ivory Coast 2-0 Guinea-Bissau - Fofana and Krasso on target

Hosts Ivory Coast open their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau in Group A.

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Afcon 2023: Saudi Arabia-based players will be 'at top level' at finals in Ivory Coast

With more players now based in Saudi Arabia, could the Kingdom have a big impact on the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations?

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Friday, January 12, 2024

Israel calls South Africa's genocide claim a distortion

Its lawyer rebuffs South Africa's accusations while defending actions in Gaza at the UN's top court.

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When does Afcon 2023 start? TV coverage, fixtures, schedule, format, groups and kick-off times

BBC Sport provides a guide to the format, schedule, venues and kick-off times at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, including TV coverage.

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Cape Verde reaches malaria-free milestone

The island state becomes the first sub-Saharan country to get rid of the deadly disease in 50 years.

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Afcon 2023: From civil war in Ivory Coast to $1bn spend on hosting tournament

After its civil war ended in 2011, Ivory Coast has now spent at least $1 billion on hosting the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

How South Africa's Abel Selacoe includes throat singing while playing the cello

Listen to the cellist who blends the deep throat singing of the Xhosa people with playing the instrument.

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UN court to hear South Africa's genocide case against Israel

Israel rejects South Africa's accusation that its actions in Gaza are "genocidal in character".

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

What is South Africa's genocide case against Israel?

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will consider whether Israel is committing genocide in Gaza.

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Chef Failatu Abdul-Razak breaks cooking record in Ghana cook-a-thon

Chef Failatu Abdul-Razak has described the cooking marathon as a "national assignment".

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Afcon 2023: Opta predict who will win tournament in Ivory Coast

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations begins on Saturday and BBC Sport have worked with Opta to look at who might be crowned champions.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Afcon 2023: Bayer Leverkusen's Victor Boniface ruled out as Nigeria suffer another injury blow

Bayer Leverkusen striker Victor Boniface is ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) through injury, in another blow to Nigeria's preparations.

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Afcon 2023: Romain Saiss says Morocco have different expectations after World Cup run

Morocco are targeting a long run at the Africa Cup of Nations after reaching the World Cup semi-finals in 2022, says captain Romain Saiss.

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Moïse Katumbi in DR Congo: Troops surrounded poll loser's home

The deployment came after Moïse Katumbi rejected the president's landslide victory in elections.

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Sierra Leone charges 27 soldiers over foiled coup attempt

This come days after the ex-president was charged with treason over November's alleged coup attempt.

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Monday, January 8, 2024

Ethiopia-Somaliland deal makes waves in Horn of Africa

The agreement for Somaliland to lease some coastline to Ethiopia has triggered a storm of controversy.

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Victor Osimhen: Nigerian has qualities to 'thrive' in Premier League, says Emmanuel Adebayor

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen would excel in the Premier League, according to former Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor.

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Ousman Sonko: Gambian ex-minister to go on trial in Switzerland for murder

Ousman Sonko is accused of crimes against humanity for abuses under former President Yahya Jammeh.

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Sunday, January 7, 2024

TB Joshua: Megachurch leader raped and tortured worshippers, BBC finds

Forced abortions and other atrocities are alleged by dozens of ex-followers of a charismatic televangelist.

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TB Joshua: ‘We thought it was heaven but then terrible things happened’

Rae was 21 when she became a charismatic Nigerian preacher’s disciple - and suffered years of abuse.

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Nigeria's disgraced televangelist TB Joshua

Before his death in 2021, TB Joshua was one of Africa's richest and most influential televangelists.

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

Earning the trust of a 40-stone silverback gorilla

A wildlife cameraman's close encounter with a silverback as he filmed a process designed to save the species.

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Anthony Joshua: Briton to face ex-UFC fighter Ngannou in Saudi Arabia, confirms promoter Hearn

Promoter Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua will face ex-UFC fighter Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.

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DR Congo election: Three minister and four governors disqualified for fraud and violence

The election body disqualifies three ministers and four governors from last month's chaotic vote.

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Friday, January 5, 2024

Oscar Pistorius release: A reminder of South Africa's femicide problem

The freeing on parole of the ex-athlete reignites the discussion about violence against women in South Africa.

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India sends navy after pirates attack ship off Somali coast

The 15 Indian crew members onboard are safe as the navy tracks and closes in on the vessel.

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A Tribe Called Judah becomes highest-earning Nigerian film

The film has grossed over $1m in domestic theatres since it was released on 15 December last year.

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Ousmane Sonko: Senegal court upholds opposition leader's libel conviction

Senegal's Supreme Court rejects opposition leader Ousmane Sonko's appeal against a libel conviction.

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Oscar Pistorius to be released on parole in South Africa

The athlete, who ran on carbon-fibre prosthetics, murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

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Africa's week in pictures: 29 December 2023-4 January 2024

A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

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South Africa v India: Tourists win in a day and a half in historic Newlands Test to draw series

Just 107 overs are bowled as India beat South Africa in the shortest Test to produce a winner in the history of the game.

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Will Smith surprises Guinea student who biked across Africa

The Hollywood star was moved by the story of the student who pedalled 4,000km to get to a university.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Algeria's Atal sentenced for inciting religious hatred

Algeria defender Youcef Atal is handed an eight-month suspended sentence by a French court for inciting religious hatred in a social media post about the conflict in Israel and Gaza.

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Ernest Bai Koroma: Sierra Leone ex-president charged with treason over attempted coup

Ernest Bai Koroma has agreed to move to Nigeria in return for the charges being dropped, the BBC understands.

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Afcon 2023: A pictorial journey through the Africa Cup of Nations

South African photographer Gavin Barker picks out some of his favourite images from the past 25 years of the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Israel to fight South Africa's Gaza genocide claim in court

South Africa accused Israel of committing genocide in Gaza, triggering Israeli outrage.

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DR Congo elections: How Félix Tshisekedi won chaotic poll

The president waged a nationalist campaign, while the opposition was divided.

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Nandre Burger: The smiling South African quick defying calls for more menace

Nandre Burger laughs off criticism from Kevin Pietersen that he is too smiley on the cricket pitch.

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Somalia calls Ethiopia-Somaliland agreement act of aggression

In an angry reaction, Somalia says the Ethiopia-Somaliland deal is a violation of its sovereignty.

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BBC Sound of 2024: South Africa's Tyla says 'people are not ready' for debut album

After scoring a global hit with her summer anthem Water, Tyla comes fourth in the BBC Sound of 2024.

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Monday, January 1, 2024

Ethiopia signs agreement with Somaliland paving way to sea access

The prime minister of the landlocked country has said that sea access was an existential question.

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Beatrice Chebet: Kenyan athlete breaks women's world 5km record in Barcelona

Kenya's Beatrice Chebet breaks the women's world 5km record at the Cursa dels Nassos road race in Barcelona.

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