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BBC News Africa 3h
Letter from Africa: 'How I helped put Gambians on Google Maps'
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BBC News Africa 17h
Mogadishu: Explosion in Somalia's capital kills eight
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BBC News Africa Aug 7
MV Wakashio: Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil
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BBC News Africa Aug 7
Coronavirus in South Africa: Why the vuvuzelas fell silent
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BBC News Africa Aug 7
⚽️ After 30 years of waiting to be compensated for their heroics at the Italia 90 World Cup outing, the members of that squad have now received the houses promised by President Paul Biya. Since then, three members of the team have died ⤵️
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BBC News Africa Aug 7
🇲🇷 United Nations agencies say 27 people have died after their migrant boat ran into trouble in the Atlantic off the coast of Mauritania earlier this week. The sole survivor said his fellow passengers jumped into the sea:
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BBC News Africa Aug 7
In the latest Africa Today podcast: 🇨🇲 Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions finally get their promised homes after 30 years 🇸🇸 South Sudanese athlete Yiech Pur Biel on what it feels like to be part of the first Olympic refugee team
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BBC News Africa Aug 7
🇨🇮 Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has said he will run for a third term in October's general elections. The president's decision is likely to spark criticism as the country has a two-term presidential limit ⤵️
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BBC World Service Aug 7
More than a million coronavirus cases have now been confirmed in Africa. But explains why the number is likely to be higher...
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BBC World Service Aug 7
Raised apart in Ghana and Germany, sisters Nana and Adjoa had very different childhoods. Now Adjoa has returned home to Ghana - but Nana can't understand why. Hear more from the sisters in the latest episode of :
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BBC News Africa Aug 7
🇿🇦 🇿🇼 South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed two special envoys to neighbouring Zimbabwe where a crisis is spiralling over alleged government corruption and economic mismanagement
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BBC News Africa Aug 7
An illegal street party gets shut down in Johannesburg, Nigeria attempts to reopen schools and Egypt takes a back seat from River Nile talks. Here’s  with some of this week’s top stories on
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BBC News Africa Aug 7
"Breaking into an industry that is predominantly white is tough..." Anifa caught the attention of the world when her futuristic virtual fashion show went viral. She tells us her top tips for budding entrepreneurs who also want to create their own lane.
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BBC News Africa Aug 7
Afrobeats star Naira Marley fined after lockdown concert
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BBC News Africa Aug 6
Coronavirus cases pass one million mark in Africa
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BBC News Africa Aug 6
“I’ve been at events where Congolese music would come on, you would see 20 people come out of nowhere who didn’t speak to each other for the whole party…we’re all on stage bro, and there’s a routine!” Congolese comedian Eddie Kadi talks music.
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BBC News Africa Aug 6
Africa's week in pictures: 31 July - 6 August 2020
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BBC News Africa Aug 6
Download the Africa Today podcast for the latest news and culture from around the continent, including: A group of Sierra Leonean domestic workers say they’re stranded in Lebanon without the funds to return home, and had their travel documents seized📲
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BBC News Africa Aug 6
“We always indicated that…the pandemic in Africa was delayed. Africa wasn’t spared of it.” Listen to our interview with of as the number of recorded cases on the continent nears one million
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BBC News Africa Aug 6
“Covid-19 is a call to arms…We have to strengthen African institutions.” Liberian economist Samuel P. Jackson has written a book about how the continent could use the pandemic as a catalyst for positive change
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