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Africa’s week in 90 seconds

Satirist Ikenna Azuike takes a look at the African news this week… Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau fatally injured in Nigeria. Or is he? Olympic protests – for winners only? Media gagged in Angola. It’s Africa in 90 seconds.

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August 26th, 2016

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Flushing out IS fighters in Libya’s Sirte

The Libyan forces are preparing for what they hope to be the last attack against so-called Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Sirte. IS fighters were surrounded in two districts, but the government forces postponed the operation to allow hundreds of civilians, thought ...

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August 26th, 2016

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Oscar Pistorius: Bid to challenge six-year jail term fails

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pistorius was sentenced for murder in July South African state prosecutors have failed in their bid to challenge the six-year sentence for murder handed down to Oscar Pistorius. Prosecutors described the Paralympic athlete’s punishment

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August 26th, 2016

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Zimbabwe anti-Mugabe protest: Police fire tear gas

Image copyright Anonymous Image caption Police fired teargas before the demonstration had started Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters who had gathered for a protest march in the capital, Harare. They have also beaten up people ...

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August 26th, 2016

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Piers Edwards: From drug addict to medal winner

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cheick Sallah Cisse won Ivory Coast’s first-ever gold and Caster Semenya defied her critics It’s been a memorable Olympics for Africa. Here are 10 things we won’t forget: 1. Show stoppers Wayde van Niekerk achieved the ...

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August 26th, 2016

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Egypt’s first female bodyguard breaks barriers

In Egypt, where women face widespread discrimination and sexual harassment, one woman has challenged gender stereotypes and entered a profession usually perceived as male-dominated. Hind Wajih Othman is the country’s first officially certified female bodyguard. She is ...

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August 26th, 2016

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Somalia attack: Gunman storm beach restaurant in Mogadishu

Image copyright EPA Image caption A car bomb was detonated outside the restaurant before gunmen stormed in At least seven people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack on a seaside restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Police said a car bomb exploded outside the ...

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August 26th, 2016

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80s anxieties

Image caption The British government’s policy to South Africa in the 1980s was at times controversial The latest release of previously secret Foreign Office papers from the 1980s reveals a humorous footnote to the British government’s ambivalent attitude towards ...

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August 26th, 2016

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Unmasking Gabon’s vote

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some 600,000 people will be voting, including supporters of President Ali Bongo (L) and those of Jean Ping (R) The opposition in Gabon is presenting a slightly more united front than usual in this Saturday’s presidential election, ...

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August 26th, 2016

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80s anxieties

Image caption The British government’s policy to South Africa in the 1980s was at times controversial The latest release of previously secret Foreign Office papers from the 1980s reveals a humorous footnote to the British government’s ambivalent attitude towards ...

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August 25th, 2016

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