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Ancient stone tools found in Kenya made by early humans

BBC Africa - Fri, 10/02/2023 - 13:55
Other branches of early humans, not just ancestors of Homo Sapiens, used them to cut and crush food.
Categories: Africa

Turkey-Syria earthquake: footballer Priscilla Okyere gives eyewitness account

BBC Africa - Fri, 10/02/2023 - 02:18
Ghanaian international Priscilla Okyere describes the moments her women's team escaped the devastating earthquake in Turkey.
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Waris Dirie: My mother said ‘forgive me’ for my FGM

BBC Africa - Thu, 09/02/2023 - 17:59
Somali-born model Waris Dirie on convincing her mother to stop relatives undergoing the practice.
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Algeria outraged by wanted protester's French escape

BBC Africa - Thu, 09/02/2023 - 14:09
Amira Bouraoui, banned from leaving Algeria, makes it to France via Tunisia sparking a diplomatic row.
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Nigeria election 2023 in Katsina: 'You let kidnappers take me, now you want my vote'

BBC Africa - Thu, 09/02/2023 - 01:11
Kidnapping gangs have spread terror across Nigeria - how will this affect this month's elections?
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Turkey earthquake: Somali survivor tells his story

BBC Africa - Wed, 08/02/2023 - 19:14
A Somali survivor of the huge earthquake which struck southern Turkey says his family are being taken care of by locals.
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Turkey earthquake: African survivors tell their stories

BBC Africa - Wed, 08/02/2023 - 09:56
A Togolese and Nigerian survivors say the situation, following the earthquake in Turkey, was apocalyptic.
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Lavrov in Africa: Have Wagner mercenaries helped Mali's fight against jihadists?

BBC Africa - Tue, 07/02/2023 - 19:37
Amid Russia's isolation, its friendship with Mali blossoms, but has it stopped jihadist violence?
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Nigeria Election: 'I think our voice is important'

BBC Africa - Tue, 07/02/2023 - 13:52
Many Nigerians in the diaspora will not be voting in the elections as the country doesn't allow its citizens to vote from outside Nigeria.
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The origin of Hiplife: How rapping in Twi ‘blew people’s minds’

BBC Africa - Mon, 06/02/2023 - 11:21
The Ghanaian music genre was huge in the 90s, and its legacy lives on in Afrobeats.
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Eddy Kenzo: Uganda's first Grammy nominee

BBC Africa - Sat, 04/02/2023 - 21:30
BBC News Africa sat down with Ugandan artist Eddy Kenzo to talk about his Grammy nomination.
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Pope Francis in South Sudan: The Catholic pilgrims who walked nine days to Juba

BBC Africa - Sat, 04/02/2023 - 03:22
"When the spirit is with you, you do not get tired," says one South Sudanese woman after walking 300km.
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Nigeria election 2023: Who is Rabiu Kwankwaso?

BBC Africa - Fri, 03/02/2023 - 19:32
Rabiu Kwankwaso's hat is a symbol of his ambition and his achievements as he vies for Nigeria's presidency.
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Pope and archbishop on historic peace mission to South Sudan

BBC Africa - Fri, 03/02/2023 - 18:25
The holy men hope to heal South Sudan, the world's newest nation, overcoming a brutal civil war.
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Why lifting Tanzania's opposition ban suits President Samia

BBC Africa - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 01:25
How democracy is faring as President Samia dismantles some of her predecessor's dictatorial policies.
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Russia in Africa: How disinformation operations target the continent

BBC Africa - Wed, 01/02/2023 - 12:46
The man behind a new pro-Kremlin social media network tells the BBC he wants Africa to embrace Russia.
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Nigeria election 2023 in Rivers state: The oil giant with no electricity

BBC Africa - Wed, 01/02/2023 - 01:41
The tailors relying on generators in Nigeria's oil-rich region - a key electoral battle ground.
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How Egyptian police hunt LGBT people on dating apps

BBC Africa - Mon, 30/01/2023 - 23:08
The BBC has seen evidence of how officers pose as dates online to seek out and arrest their targets.
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Nigeria floods: Songs and testimonies from a drowning world

BBC Africa - Sun, 29/01/2023 - 01:07
Portraits of communities devastated by the worst recorded floods in Nigeria.
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The Somali funk spirit that has overcome anarchy and exile

BBC Africa - Sat, 28/01/2023 - 01:17
Somalia's music scene is booming once again after years of conflict and Islamist threats.
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