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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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McLeish leaves Zamalek after 65 days

Alex McLeish led Zamalek to the group phase of the African Champions League Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish has left Egyptian club Zamalek after just 65 days and 10 matches in charge. McLeish, 57, is the fourth coach to leave the Cairo side this season. The former ...

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May 3rd, 2016

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Nauru asylum seeker sets herself alight

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia sends asylum seekers to a detention centre on the island nation of Nauru A Somali woman seeking asylum in Australia has set herself on fire in protest at her detention at a centre on the Pacific island of Nauru. The ...

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May 3rd, 2016

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Pirates paid ‘$400,000’ in West Africa

Image copyright AFP Image caption A 2009 amnesty for militants in Nigeria stemmed kidnappings for several years Ransoms of up to $400,000 (£273,000) have been paid to gangs which hijacked ships in the Gulf of Guinea in 2015, a maritime report says. The region was the most ...

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May 3rd, 2016

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Baby saved after four days in rubble

Image copyright BONNY ODHIAMBO Image caption The girl was said to be dehydrated but with no visible injuries A six-month-old girl has been rescued from the debris of a building that collapsed four days ago in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Later the Kenyan Red Cross said the ...

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May 3rd, 2016

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VIDEO: Bono joins missing girls campaign

U2 frontman Bono joined actress Lupita Nyong’o onstage to raise awareness of the 276 missing schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria two years ago. Bono surprised the audience at the Broadway play Eclipsed. He said: “It goes without saying if they were American girls or ...

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May 2nd, 2016

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Villa’s Ayew faces FA investigation

Jordan Ayew (centre) signed for Aston Villa on a five-year deal last summer The Football Association says it will investigate striker Jordan Ayew’s actions during Aston Villa’s 3-2 defeat at Watford on Saturday. Relegated Villa were leading 2-1 at Vicarage Road ...

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May 2nd, 2016

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Magic System drummer Pepito dies

Image copyright Magic System Image caption Pepito’s demise comes a week after the sudden death of influential Congolese musician Papa Wemba The drummer of Ivory Coast’s famous Magic System band has drowned at the age of 46, the group has said in a Facebook post. ...

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May 2nd, 2016

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Villa’s Ayew faces FA investigation

Jordan Ayew (centre) signed for Aston Villa on a five-year deal last summer The Football Association says it will investigate striker Jordan Ayew’s actions during Aston Villa’s 3-2 defeat at Watford on Saturday. Relegated Villa were leading 2-1 at Vicarage Road ...

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May 2nd, 2016

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Ethiopia end coach Sahile’s contract

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 2nd, 2016

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