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Tutankhamun: Bust Egypt says was 'stolen' sells for £4.7m

BBC Africa - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 19:52
Egypt called for the auction of the relic - which it says was stolen during the 1970s - to be cancelled.
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Dementia in Africa: Virtual reality app aims to break stigma

BBC Africa - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 19:02
Virtual reality app aims to improve the quality of life and care for Africans living with dementia.
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Libyan migrants 'fired upon after fleeing air strikes'

BBC Africa - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 18:32
The UN says 500 people still at a detention centre hit by air strikes are vulnerable to new raids.
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Sudan tomb diver reveals pharaoh's secrets

BBC Africa - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 15:13
Archaeologists dive down to underwater tombs to access them for the first time in 100 years.
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From Somali refugee to the European Parliament

BBC Africa - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 01:15
Who is Magid Magid and what barriers has he overcome to take his seat at the European Parliament?
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'My parents told everyone I was dead'

BBC Africa - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 01:13
Sara-Jayne King struggled to find her place in the world after being taken abroad and given up for adoption.
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Boeing gives $100m to help 737 Max crash families

BBC Africa - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 20:33
The aircraft maker says the money is for the education and welfare of communities hit by the disasters.
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Restrictions, unmet promises, unbridled violence in Sudan, a ‘recipe for disaster’, says Bachelet

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 17:30
After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restrictions on the internet and launch independent investigations into all acts of violence against demonstrators, and allegations of excessive force, including attacks on hospitals.
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Libya detention centre airstrike could amount to a war crime says UN, as Guterres calls for independent investigation

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 16:50
An airstrike on a detention centre in Tripoli that killed scores of migrants and refugees “deserves more than condemnation”, UN agencies said on Wednesday, as both the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the head of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL), insisted that it may amount to a war crime. 
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Libyan migrant centre attacked, dozens dead

BBC Africa - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 16:39
Most of those killed in the alleged air strike are believed to be sub-Saharan Africans.
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Why do African teams continue to threaten strike action?

BBC Africa - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 16:37
As Uganda become the latest team to become embroiled in a dispute over pay, we explain why this type of row happens so often with African teams.
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'I quit corporate career to pursue my dance dream'

BBC Africa - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 16:00
Zimbabwean Chengetayi ditched the corporate world and now pursues her love of dancing full time.
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Clashes as Ethiopian Israelis protest over police shooting

BBC Africa - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 14:01
Thousands took to the streets of several cities, blocking roads with sit-ins and burning tyres.
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Kenya stowaway 'may have been airport worker'

BBC Africa - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 12:48
A body from a Kenya Airways flight fell into a garden in south London on Sunday.
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Kenya flight death stowaway 'could be Nairobi airport employee' say authorities

BBC Africa - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 12:19
Kenya's aviation authority says the man who fell from a plane over London "probably" had access to the airport's secure area.
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DR Congo: UN food agency triples aid in strife-hit Ituri province

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 02/07/2019 - 16:58
Food aid is being tripled for troubled Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to respond to what the World Food Programme (WFP) has described as the world’s second largest hunger crisis in the world, after Yemen.
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Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza renames historical landmarks

BBC Africa - Tue, 02/07/2019 - 10:04
Critics say it is about erasing the contribution of ethnic Tutsis and replacing them with Hutus.
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Sudan crisis: New sense of hope for young revolutionaries

BBC Africa - Tue, 02/07/2019 - 02:50
Protesters are continuing to take to the streets, calling for an end to military rule in the country.
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Ebola: The impact of militant attacks in DR Congo

BBC Africa - Sat, 29/06/2019 - 02:56
The deadly Ebola virus has spread, but are attacks and insecurity affecting the response?
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Abiy Ahmed's reforms in Ethiopia lift the lid on ethnic tensions

BBC Africa - Sat, 29/06/2019 - 02:52
Just a few weeks ago, Abiy Ahmed was feted across Africa but deadly attacks threatens his reforms.
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