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Nigeria's Falz and Teni back Inec's voter registration drive

BBC Africa - Thu, 16/06/2022 - 03:31
While some Nigerians feel empowered, others need to be encouraged to register for next February's poll.
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Somalia: UN welcomes end of fairly contested presidential election, calls for unity

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 16:06
The United Nations in Somalia welcomed the conclusion of the country’s presidential election held on Sunday, praising the “positive” nature of the electoral process and peaceful transfer of power.
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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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Relief chief underlines need for urgent support as millions face drought in Horn of Africa

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 22:46
Humanitarians continue to call for scaling up assistance in the Horn of Africa, where the worst drought in 40 years is affecting some 15 million people across Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia. 
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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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WHO ready to support DPR Korea battle COVID-19 infections

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 12/05/2022 - 17:51
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it is committed to helping the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), respond to COVID-19, after its first declared infection was reported in the media there.
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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 Congo: UN chief calls for probe into deadly armed attacks on mining site

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 10/05/2022 - 00:21
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate deadly armed group attacks in Djugu Territory, Ituri Province, on Sunday.
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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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Africa: COVID has ‘pushed back’ democracy, Ukraine war further raises risks 

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 06/05/2022 - 19:13
Already reeling from COVID-19, the fighting in Ukraine has introduced significant and worrying new risks likely to heavily impact Africa, UN development experts warned on Friday.
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