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Solving delivery problems in a gridlocked city

Media captionCan Sendy take on the giants of delivery in Nairobi with the sharing economy? Meshack Alloys knows the challenges of delivering goods in Kenya only too well. “In the past we worked with a couple of bus and courier companies in East Africa, and we saw that ...

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May 4th, 2016

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A hunger for romance in northern Nigeria

Women and girls in northern Nigeria have a voracious appetite for romantic fiction that is taking on conservative attitudes in this largely Muslim region. Written in the local Hausa language by women for women, Kano city’s equivalent of the Mills and Boons industry, ...

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May 4th, 2016

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A hunger for romance in northern Nigeria

Women and girls in northern Nigeria have a voracious appetite for romantic fiction that is taking on conservative attitudes in this largely Muslim region. Written in the local Hausa language by women for women, Kano city’s equivalent of the Mills and Boons industry, ...

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May 3rd, 2016

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VIDEO: Disrupting deliveries in Nairobi

The team behind Sendy are using all the advances of the sharing economy to try to transform delivery services in their home city, Kenya’s capital Nairobi. By launching the service, though, they are taking on the big established players of the delivery world like DHL ...

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May 3rd, 2016

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Ethiopia replace Sahile with Gebremedhin

Ethiopia failed to beat Algeria in two consecutive Nations Cup qualifiers Ethiopia coach Yohannes Sahile has had his contract terminated after the team’s poor run of form. The Ethiopian Football Federation president Juneydi Basha told BBC Sport that “the main ...

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May 3rd, 2016

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French pitch worries after Boufal injury

Lille’s Soufiane Boufal was injured playing on a synthetic surface at Lorient The French football players’ union (UNFP) has called for synthetic grass pitches to be replaced by natural grass ones “from the start of next season,” citing injury ...

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May 3rd, 2016

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French pitch worries after Boufal injury

Lille’s Soufiane Boufal was injured playing on a synthetic surface at Lorient The French football players’ union (UNFP) has called for synthetic grass pitches to be replaced by natural grass ones “from the start of next season,” citing injury ...

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May 3rd, 2016

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Child rapist Bob Hewitt appeals sentence

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The prosecution said the ex-tennis star showed no remorse Former Wimbledon tennis champion Bob Hewitt has appealed in a South African court against his six-year prison sentence for raping under-age girls. The sentence ...

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May 3rd, 2016

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Nigeria ‘lost $15bn in fake arms deals’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Heavily armed militants have caused widespread destruction in north-eastern Nigeria About $15bn (£10bn) was stolen from the fight against militant Islamists in Nigeria under the previous government, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said. The

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May 3rd, 2016

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Kenya ‘foils IS-linked anthrax attack’

Kenyan police say they have foiled a “large-scale” biological attack using anthrax, by a terror group with links to so-called Islamic State (IS). A man, his wife and another woman have been arrested. Rewards have been offered for two other men. Police did not ...

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May 3rd, 2016

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