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Boost for Wagner as Mali shuns UN troops, but at what cost?

BBC Africa - Fri, 30/06/2023 - 18:15
As it pushes out 12,000 UN peacekeepers, Mali will be relying ever more heavily on Russian mercenaries.
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Tour de France 2023: Smiling Girmay can be 'symbol' for Africa

BBC Africa - Fri, 30/06/2023 - 13:13
Biniam Girmay's former coach says the Eritrean can be the first black African to win a stage at the Tour de France and help grow cycling on the continent.
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Africa's week in pictures: 23-29 June 2023

BBC Africa - Fri, 30/06/2023 - 02:54
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week.
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The Nigerian with a mission to see a bagpipe revival

BBC Africa - Thu, 29/06/2023 - 03:07
Inspired by seeing a bagpipe player in his youth, Chukwu Oba Kalu wanted more Nigerians to play.
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Artificial intelligence in Africa: Should we be wary?

BBC Africa - Wed, 28/06/2023 - 15:16
Artificial intelligence is developing at a rapid rate and is transforming many aspects of life in Africa.
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Wagner's network in Africa faces uncertain future

BBC Africa - Tue, 27/06/2023 - 19:17
What does the Russian mercenary group's failed mutiny mean for its fighters in African countries?
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How healthcare is helping regrow Madagascar’s rainforest

BBC Africa - Tue, 27/06/2023 - 11:39
A former logger is leading her community to help regrow Madagascar’s rainforest by swapping tree seeds for healthcare.
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Organ harvesting: Trafficked for his kidney and now forced into hiding

BBC Africa - Tue, 27/06/2023 - 02:09
The inside story of the Nigerian market trader whose case exposed illegal organ removal in the UK.
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Hundreds of Sudanese stranded at Egypt border

BBC Africa - Mon, 26/06/2023 - 12:18
Hundreds of Sudanese are stuck at the border with Egypt, after the country reversed an exemption allowing women, children and elderly men to cross freely without a visa.
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Zimbabwe's obsession with Animal Farm as novel gets Shona translation

BBC Africa - Sun, 25/06/2023 - 01:15
George Orwell's satirical novel has such resonance it has been translated into the local Shona language.
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Sudan conflict: Army outnumbered on Khartoum's streets

BBC Africa - Sat, 24/06/2023 - 02:42
Rival forces have a stronger presence in the capital, despite the fact that the army is much bigger.
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Zambian President Hichilema's $6bn debt deal hailed as 'historic'

BBC Africa - Fri, 23/06/2023 - 16:07
Much of the money was owed to China, which had been accused of holding up a deal.
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Kenya-EU trade deal: Why the East African Community was left out

BBC Africa - Fri, 23/06/2023 - 03:40
Kenya felt it was best to sign a bilateral trade deal, despite claims that it undermined regional unity.
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Sierra Leone elections 2023: What you need to know

BBC Africa - Thu, 22/06/2023 - 22:37
On Saturday, voters in Sierra Leone will head to the polls to elect their next president.
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From an assistance model to a community-based aid

BBC Africa - Thu, 22/06/2023 - 19:52
The head of the USAID, Samantha Power has told the BBC they are working with local resistance committees in Sudan to get assistance to people in need.
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UK fruit picking like prison, says SA worker

BBC Africa - Thu, 22/06/2023 - 18:35
A South African woman tells a Lords committee about "shocking" working conditions on English farms.
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At least 30 migrants feared dead in Canary Islands disaster

BBC Africa - Thu, 22/06/2023 - 13:51
The Western Africa-Atlantic migration route is considered one of the world's deadliest.
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Former Mali basketball coach handed lifetime ban after abuse investigation

BBC Africa - Wed, 21/06/2023 - 19:09
Amadou Bamba one of five coaches and officials sanctioned after an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse.
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Tunisia: A 100-year-old football club folds due to players migrating to Europe

BBC Africa - Tue, 20/06/2023 - 14:35
A 100-year-old football club in Tunisia has folded after migration to Europe cost AS Ghardimaou more than 30 of its best players.
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Africa's Ukraine-Russia peace mission: What was achieved?

BBC Africa - Mon, 19/06/2023 - 17:22
South Africa's leader hails last week's trip as "historic" but what difference did it really make?
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