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Somalia elections 2022: Why are they important?

BBC Africa - Sat, 14/05/2022 - 12:26
This Sunday, Somalia will hold its long-awaited presidential elections. But why is it significant?
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East Africa drought: 'The suffering here has no equal'

BBC Africa - Sat, 14/05/2022 - 02:25
Some 20 million people face severe hunger but aid agencies say the world's attention is on Ukraine.
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Kenyan fighting FGM crowned world's best nurse

BBC Africa - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 17:57
Anna Qabale Duba says the $250,000 prize money will help expand her school for children and adults.
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Government's withdrawal of Nigeria from global basketball is 'heart-wrenching'

BBC Africa - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 12:38
The decision by Nigeria's government to withdraw the nation from all international basketball is "heart-wrenching", says Upe Atosu.
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Somalia's first female pilot: 'People thought it was a man flying the plane'

BBC Africa - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 08:52
Asli Hassan Abade made history in 1976 by becoming the first female military pilot in Somalia and in Africa.
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Rwandan genocide fugitive Protais Mpiranya confirmed dead

BBC Africa - Thu, 12/05/2022 - 22:02
Protais Mpiranya led the presidential guard that killed the then-PM and 10 Belgian peacekeepers.
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Floribert Chebeya: DR Congo policeman sentenced to death for murder

BBC Africa - Thu, 12/05/2022 - 14:35
The body of Floribert Chebeya was found bound and gagged in his car, triggering national outrage.
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Ipob: Nigerian 'media warriors' call for killings on social media over Biafra

BBC Africa - Thu, 12/05/2022 - 01:13
The BBC investigates a network of Nigerian separatists outside the country urging violence online.
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Who really discovered Tutankhamun's tomb?

BBC Africa - Wed, 11/05/2022 - 11:06
On 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, we explore the forgotten Egyptians that were there.
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Archive sheds new light on Tutankhamun discovery, 100 years on

BBC Africa - Wed, 11/05/2022 - 01:27
An exhibition in Oxford tells how Howard Carter's team excavated the pharaoh's tomb 100 years ago.
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South Africa kidnapping: 'I survived but part of me died that day'

BBC Africa - Tue, 10/05/2022 - 01:17
South Africa has one of the highest rates of kidnapping in the world, as Lesego Tau's ordeal shows.
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Dr Who: 'It's been tricky trying to keep this under wraps', says Gatwa

BBC Africa - Sun, 08/05/2022 - 18:09
On the red carpet at the Bafta Awards, incoming Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa talks about his new role.
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KwaZulu-Natal floods: The South African family who lost nine children

BBC Africa - Sun, 08/05/2022 - 01:40
Mass funerals are held in South Africa after the country's most deadly natural disaster.
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Ethiopia war: Evidence of mass killing being burned - witnesses

BBC Africa - Sat, 07/05/2022 - 01:06
Mass graves are being dug up to hide evidence of killing in western Tigray, witnesses say.
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'Waking up to the sound of birds relaxes your soul'

BBC Africa - Fri, 06/05/2022 - 09:12
More people in Kenya are moving out of the capital Nairobi to a simpler life in the countryside.
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Africa's digital business: The women swapping shops for smartphones

BBC Africa - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 01:20
Three African women explain how they have boosted their income by going digital since Covid.
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Durban floods survivors: 'I thought the world was ending'

BBC Africa - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 01:01
Moeketsi Manake and his family talk about losing everything, including their house, in the Durban floods.
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World Press Freedom Day: Where do African countries rank?

BBC Africa - Tue, 03/05/2022 - 15:47
The United Nations General Assembly declared 3 May is World Press Freedom Day, but what does that mean?
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Angola's Joice Zau: The prize-winning poet who refuses to stay quiet

BBC Africa - Mon, 02/05/2022 - 02:01
Joice Zau is determined to carry on despite being threatened for "telling the truth" in Angola.
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‘Walking on the beach with my son was the highlight of my life’

BBC Africa - Sun, 01/05/2022 - 10:55
Nathan, who was born with cerebral palsy, is able to do family activities with the help of dad Meekeh's inventions.
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