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Ghana elections: Voters’s unique way of holding a place in the queue

Polls have opened in Ghana’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Voters in northern Ghana have a special method to hold their place in polling station queues overnight.

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December 7th, 2016

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Kenya Muslims ‘targeted in extrajudicial killings’

Image caption Saada Suleiman said her husband had been missing for two years since his arrest at a mosque in Mombasa Kenya’s anti-terror police have carried out at least 81 extrajudicial killings in country’s mainly Muslim coastal region since 2012, a rights ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Indian operation for ‘500kg’ Egyptian

Image copyright Courtesy: Dr Muffazal Lakdawala Image caption Eman’s family says she hasn’t been able to leave home for 25 years now An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world’s heaviest woman at 500kg (1,102lb), will soon be flown to India for weight ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Kenya court halts HIV data collection

Image copyright AFP Image caption Campaigners said the collection of the data could lead to further stigmatisation of those with HIV A Kenyan high court has ruled that a government directive to collect data on HIV-positive schoolchildren and pregnant women is ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Ghana elections: Long queues in tight presidential poll

Media captionThe BBC’s Salim Kikeke visits a polling station in the middle of a busy market There have been long queues at polling stations in Ghana amid a tight election race between President John Mahama and veteran opposition leader Nana Akufo Addo. All seven ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Smoke and mirrors

Image copyright Handstand Productions/ CAPS A big clinical trial in Malawi was expected to show children are less likely to die of pneumonia if they live in a home where food is cooked on a smoke-free stove rather than an open fire. Instead it suggests the stove makes no ...

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December 7th, 2016

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African women’s champions Nigeria demand full bonus payments

Nigeria’s women’s team are continuing to refuse to leave a hotel in Abuja until they are paid allowances and bonuses for winning the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Falcons, who clinched their eighth African title on Saturday with a 1-0 win over ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Namibians want town renamed ǃNamiǂNûs

In colonial times in what is now Namibia, Germans forced Herero and Nama people to build the town of Luderitz. Now residents are in a dispute over whether to replace the colonial-era name with a Nama name – ǃNamiǂNûs. The BBC’s Pumza Fihlani spoke to residents ...

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December 7th, 2016

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South Sudan ‘deports critical reporter’

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Sudan is the world’s newest country, but was at war after two years of independence A foreign correspondent working in South Sudan says he has been deported for being too critical of the government. Justin Lynch, an Associated ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Long queues as Ghanaians vote in tight presidential poll

Media captionThe BBC’s Salim Kikeke has been to a polling station in the north of the capital Accra There are long queues at polling stations in Ghana amid a tight election race between President John Mahama and veteran opposition leader Nana Akufo Addo. All seven ...

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December 7th, 2016

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