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‘Nothing left to go back for’: UN News hears extraordinary stories of loss, and survival as Mozambique rebuilds from deadly cyclones

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 22:13
As UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrives in the southern African nation of Mozambique on Thursday for a two-day visit, he will be surveying the damage wrought by the deadly back-to-back cyclones earlier this year. UN News reports from the ground, on some of the extraordinary stories of loss, courage, survival and recovery, that have defined the months since then.
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‘Beyond reasonable doubt’, international court convicts notorious DR Congo rebel leader of war crimes

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 08/07/2019 - 20:05
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, found former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty “beyond reasonable doubt”, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the volatile Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), between 2002 and 2003.
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Africa Cup of Nations: Madagascar 2-2 DR Congo (Madagascar win 4-2 on pens)

BBC Africa - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 21:00
Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar produce another upset to beat DR Congo 4-2 on penalties and secure a quarter-final spot.
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Mikel Obi admits this will be his last tournament

BBC Africa - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 19:45
Captain John Mikel Obi confirms that Egypt 2019 will be his last Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria and vows to help the team 'finish with the trophy.'
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Nigeria signs African free trade area agreement

BBC Africa - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 17:27
The African Union estimates that the agreement could boost intra-African trade by 60% by 2022.
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Joe Kadenge: Kenyan football mourns death of legendary player

BBC Africa - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 17:06
Kenya's Football Federation (FKF) pays tribute to the country's legendary player Joe Kadenge who has died at the age of 84.
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Desabre leaves post as Uganda coach by mutual consent

BBC Africa - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 14:46
Sebastien Desabre leaves his post as Uganda coach by mutual consent after the team's Africa Cup of Nations exit, the country's football federation announces.
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Jordan Ayew: Crystal Palace close to deal for Swansea City forward

BBC Africa - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 13:03
Crystal Palace close to agreeing deal with Swansea City over a permanent move for forward Jordan Ayew.
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Africa Cup of Nations: Egypt sack head coach Javier Aguirre after last-16 exit

BBC Africa - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 11:57
Egypt sack head coach Javier Aguirre after the hosts suffer a shock defeat by South Africa in the last-16 of the Africa Cup of Nation.
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Nairobi’s park is at risk of further land loss

BBC Africa - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 02:08
Nairobi's National Park is vital for the city's fight against climate change - so why is it being built on?
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'I want to change Nigeria's narrative through photos'

BBC Africa - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:40
Dayo Adedayo has taken four million images of Nigeria.
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Will Facebook's digital money Libra be good for Africa?

BBC Africa - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:35
The crypto-currency Libra could have profound implications for a continent and its remittances.
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Botswana to appeal ruling decriminalising homosexuality

BBC Africa - Sat, 06/07/2019 - 14:05
The attorney general says the High Court "erred" in a landmark ruling to decriminalise homosexuality.
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West Africa's eco: What difference would a single currency make?

BBC Africa - Sat, 06/07/2019 - 02:08
Experts are divided on the impact of the new currency will have in the 15 regional countries.
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What are the LGBT laws in Africa?

BBC Africa - Sat, 06/07/2019 - 01:14
Botswana recently decriminalised same-sex relationships. But what about the rest of Africa?
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UN chief welcomes power-sharing deal between Sudanese military and opposition

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 05/07/2019 - 21:02
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday he was “encouraged” by reports of a newly-inked power-sharing deal between the Forces for Freedom and Change – a coalition of opposition and protest groups – and Sudan’s ruling military council.
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Tunisia bans niqab in government offices

BBC Africa - Fri, 05/07/2019 - 19:44
The order comes after three suicide bombings in a week in the capital, Tunis.
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Sudan crisis: Military and opposition agree power-sharing deal

BBC Africa - Fri, 05/07/2019 - 18:04
The ruling military council and an opposition alliance agree a three-year transition to civilian rule.
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Six children among 53 confirmed fatalities after Libya detention centre airstrikes: Security Council condemns attack

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 05/07/2019 - 16:49
The toll from Tuesday’s reported airstrikes on a detention centre in the suburbs of Tripoli has risen to 53 dead and more than 130 injured among the “severely traumatized” surviving migrants and refugees, UN aid agencies said on Friday, reiterating their appeal to close all such facilities in the embattled country.
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Sudan pyramids: Archaeologists explore the waters below

BBC Africa - Fri, 05/07/2019 - 13:46
Pearce Paul Creasman, an underwater archaeologist, explored the murky depths of Sudan's pyramids.
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