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Could maggots save global food supplies?

As the world’s population expands there is a greater demand for poultry, pigs and farmed fish. But the amount of high-protein fishmeal that farmers rely on to feed them is limited. The BBC’s Emily Thomas went to visit Agriprotein, a South African company which ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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Gambia’s all-female oyster catchers

A good slice of Gambia’s economy is based on oysters. And while men fish, this industry is completely dominated by women who, besides harvesting the oysters, are also involved in conservation efforts. Africa Business Report travelled to the coastal village of Kartong ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe describes Donald Trump as a ‘gold Goliath’

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe described US President Donald Trump as a “giant gold Goliath” in a speech on Thursday at the UN general assembly. He was speaking following the US president’s threat to “totally destroy” North Korea. Mr Mugabe ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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What’s Up Africa: Angola and Uganda’s presidents and a Kenyan ballet star

Satirist Ikenna Azuike considers presidential change in Angola, demonstrations in Uganda and a Kenyan ballet dancer offered a scholarship in the UK, in the latest episode of What’s Up Africa for BBC Focus on Africa. Article source: ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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Africa’s biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

Image copyright EPA Image caption The work of South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga is influenced by his background in fashion design Africa’s largest gallery for contemporary art from the continent and its diaspora has opened in the South African city of Cape Town. The

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September 22nd, 2017

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Africa’s week in pictures: 15

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP South African Daniel Laruelle competes at the Highline Extreme event in Switzerland on Friday. Fifty of the world’s best slackliners, as they are ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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Mayeni Jones: The Angolans who are impatient for change

Oil-rich Angola has provided free public health care since its independence in 1975. But does the system favour the elite, asks Mayeni Jones. Many residents of the Angolan capital Luanda have assured me that the Multiperfil clinic is private, and I can see why they would ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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Pumza Fihlani: The politician who showers every three days

Image copyright AFP How far would you go to save water? Well, for the head of a provincial government in South Africa, it seems there is no sacrifice too big. Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has revealed that she showers only every third day. And her reason? The Western ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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Sierra Leone Football Association bans 19 officials for life

The Sierra Leone Football Association president Isha Johansen Two officials banned for life by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) will not accept the sanction. The duo are among 19 officials banned on Thursday for violating SLFA and Fifa statutes concerning taking ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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Altach striker Bernard Tekpetey banned for ‘racism’ reaction

The 20-year-old caused controversy after reacting to racist insults from away supports during an Austrian Cup tie against third tier Union Gurten. Ghana’s Bernard Tekpetey has been given a two-match ban after he was sent off for his reaction to alleged racist insults ...

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September 22nd, 2017

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