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Abba Kyari: Why has Nigeria's 'supercop' been arrested?

BBC Africa - Mon, 21/02/2022 - 17:14
Why suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari has fallen out of favour in Nigeria.
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Charles Yohane: From Zimbabwe star to taxi driver

BBC Africa - Mon, 21/02/2022 - 12:54
The ex-footballer was shot dead in his taxi - a job that highlighted post-retirement challenges.
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Somalia, sexism and me: Being a camerawoman in Mogadishu

BBC Africa - Mon, 21/02/2022 - 11:25
What it is like trying to do a job in a culture where women traditionally take second place to men.
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Women building a sustainable future: fighting back the desert, amid Niger’s refugee and climate crises

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 21/02/2022 - 06:45
Internal displacement, regional instability, and climate change have created a refugee crisis in Niger, but an initiative in the town of Ouallam is showing how different communities can work together to survive, and improve the local environment.
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Fehintoluwa Okegbenie: 'I rode through 22 states across Nigeria in seven days'

BBC Africa - Sun, 20/02/2022 - 10:54
Motorcyclist Fehintoluwa Okegbenie jumped on her beloved motorcycle and rode through 22 states in Nigeria in just seven days.
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The Nigerian artwork challenging British history in St Paul's

BBC Africa - Sun, 20/02/2022 - 01:03
St Paul's Cathedral invites artist Victor Ehikhamenor to respond to the looting of the Benin Bronzes.
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Letter from Africa: Nigeria's electioneering and the role of stomachs

BBC Africa - Sat, 19/02/2022 - 01:33
How bags of rice will be used by grovelling Nigerian candidates to curry favour.
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Ethiopia conflict: thousands of Eritrean refugees flee new deadly attack on camp

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 18/02/2022 - 16:51
Thousands of Eritrean refugees sheltering at a camp in the Ethiopian Afar region, have fled following a deadly attack on the facility earlier this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.
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WHO reveals countries to produce first COVID-busting mRNA vaccines in Africa

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 18/02/2022 - 10:05
Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia will be the first countries on the African continent to receive the technology needed to produce game-changing mRNA vaccines, which have proved crucial to the fight against COVID-19, the head of the UN health agency said on Friday.
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The women at the forefront of Sudan’s protests

BBC Africa - Fri, 18/02/2022 - 01:02
Situ el-Nufur, who was killed during anti-military demonstrations, has become an icon for protesters.
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South Sudan: Sharp decline in violence against civilians

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 17/02/2022 - 19:05
Reported incidents of violence against civilians fell by around 42 per cent in 2021 compared with the previous year, according to a new report released by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Thursday.
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Why are French troops leaving Mali, and what will it mean for the region?

BBC Africa - Thu, 17/02/2022 - 17:48
Will France's decision to remove 5,000 personnel weaken the fight against Islamists in Africa's Sahel?
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Child sex abuse in Madagascar ‘widespread and tolerated’

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 17/02/2022 - 17:14
In Madagascar, child sex abuse is “widespread and tolerated” in tourist hotspots, UN-appointed rights experts said on Thursday.
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Swahili's bid to become a language for all of Africa

BBC Africa - Thu, 17/02/2022 - 01:12
With 200 million speakers there is a renewed push to make Swahili a common language for Africa.
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Africa’s Sahel region facing ‘horrendous food crisis’

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 16/02/2022 - 22:43
As the Sahel region “stares down a horrendous food crisis”, the UN emergency food relief chief warned on Wednesday that the number of people on the brink of starvation has “increased almost tenfold” over the past three years and “displacement by nearly 400 per cent”.
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South Sudan: ‘violence against aid workers must stop’, humanitarian coordinator urges

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 16/02/2022 - 18:32
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan on Wednesday strongly condemned the continued violence across the country, which is affecting the safety of civilians and humanitarian workers, constraining humanitarian access, and disrupting the delivery of aid and services to thousands of vulnerable people.
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Somalia: Elections must be finalized amid worsening drought, Security Council hears

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 15/02/2022 - 20:42
Somalia’s leaders must put aside their differences and urgently conclude a credible election process, the UN’s senior official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday, noting that national elections are now more than a year behind schedule and women’s representation remains significantly off-track.
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Nigeria's sleepless students trying to beat the Lagos traffic

BBC Africa - Tue, 15/02/2022 - 01:45
Nigeria's largest city is notorious for its traffic, which is having an impact on children's education.
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Nigeria's prisons problem: Former inmates reveal horrific experiences

BBC Africa - Tue, 15/02/2022 - 01:11
Joy’s husband died in custody after three years in prison. He was one of thousands of Nigerian inmates detained without trial.
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Chagos Islands: Mauritian flag raised on British-controlled archipelago

BBC Africa - Mon, 14/02/2022 - 22:19
The Chagos Islands, in the Indian Ocean, is controlled by Britain, but claimed by Mauritius.
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