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‘Minister of WhatsApp’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zimbabweans jokingly refer to the newly appointed cyber security tsar as the “Minister of WhatsApp” A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry ...

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October 24th, 2017

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Togo star Francis Kone honoured for life-saving move

Kone (left) was labelled a hero after his actions Togolese striker Francis Kone has been honoured by Fifa for his life-saving actions in a Czech league match. He was given a Fair Play award at the Fifa “Best” ceremony in London on Monday night. Kone saved the ...

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October 24th, 2017

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Ivory seizures hit record levels last year, report says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cites says that the global collective effort to stop ivory poaching has made some progress Ivory seizures around the world hit record levels last year, with elephant poaching in Africa declining for a fifth year in a row, a report ...

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October 24th, 2017

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Unexpected resistance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A funeral for La David Johnson was held at the weekend in Hollywood, Florida The latest controversy involving Donald Trump centres on the way he extended his condolences to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger. Myeshia Johnson ...

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October 23rd, 2017

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Al Ahly want more fans at the Champions League final

Al Ahly fans packed Alexandria’s stadium on Sunday night for the Etoile game Al Ahly have asked Egypt’s interior ministry to allow 70,000 fans to attend this weekend’s African Champions League final against Wydad Casablanca. Many matches in the North ...

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October 23rd, 2017

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Derartu Tulu: Africa’s first black female Olympic champion

Ethiopia’s Derartu Tulu pulled off a spectacular victory to win gold in the 10,000m final at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. 25 years on, she reflects on how she made history to become the first black African woman to win Olympic gold. Article source: ...

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October 23rd, 2017

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Nigerian university hires snake charmers after student death

Media captionThe battle against deadly snakebites in Nigeria A university in north-west Nigeria is hiring snake charmers to eradicate the danger of fatal snake bites on campus. Zainab Umar, a final-year economics student at Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University in Katsina ...

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October 23rd, 2017

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Kenya election re-run marred by insecurity

Image copyright AFP Image caption The opposition says its demands for a free and fair poll have not been met Western diplomats have warned of “growing insecurity” in Kenya ahead of Thursday’s presidential election re-run, boycotted by the main opposition. ...

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October 23rd, 2017

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Pumza Fihlani: Millions caught in SA’s ‘worst data breach’

Image caption South Africa has been hit by what is described as the worst data breach in history Authorities in South Africa are investigating a data breach which has seen the personal details of more than 30 million citizens leaked on the internet – placing them at ...

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October 23rd, 2017

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Egypt disputes reported death toll from desert shootout

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Egypt’s government said 11 officers, four conscripts and one sergeant were killed Egypt’s government has disputed reports that more than 50 policemen were killed in a shootout with militants in the Western Desert on Friday. ...

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October 23rd, 2017

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