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What Afropunk says about identity

Afropunk, a celebration of alternative black culture and fashion, is going global. The music festival began in New York several years ago and was held in London over the weekend. There are also plans for the festival to go to South Africa next year. BBC Africa’s Mayeni

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September 28th, 2016

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TB drug designed for children launched in Kenya

Image copyright AFP Image caption The tasty, easy-to-administer drug is expected to significantly help fight TB in children The world’s first drug specifically designed to treat tuberculosis in children has been launched in Kenya. The new pill is a combination of three

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September 28th, 2016

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Fifa: Man City’s Yaya Toure criticises scrapping anti-racism taskforce

Yaya Toure retired from international football last week Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says players and fans may “suffer” as a result of a Fifa’s decision to disband its anti-racism taskforce. Toure, 33, was part of the taskforce set up in 2013 to ...

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September 27th, 2016

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Timbuktu : The rescue of vital ancient manuscripts

Following a landmark trial at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, an Islamist militant will be sentenced on Tuesday for destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu. During a rebel occupation in 2012 thousands of ancient manuscripts were evacuated and saved. The ...

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September 27th, 2016

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Mali Islamist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu shrine attacks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mahdi said he regretted his actions and asked for forgiveness The International Criminal Court has sentenced an Islamist militant who destroyed ancient shrines in Timbuktu to nine years in jail. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi admitted to leading ...

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September 27th, 2016

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Dead or alive?

Image copyright AFP Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video to reject reports that he was fatally wounded by Nigeria’s military last month. He has been reported dead several times before. July 2009: Dead Abubakar Shekau took over ...

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September 27th, 2016

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‘People are dying’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Children are very susceptible to malaria, so fake drugs can be a death sentence Imagine seeing your child suffering from malaria, one of the biggest killers of children across the world. Symptoms include high fever, ...

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September 27th, 2016

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‘People are dying’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Children are very susceptible to malaria, so fake drugs can be a death sentence Imagine seeing your child suffering from malaria, one of the biggest killers of children across the world. Symptoms include high fever, ...

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September 27th, 2016

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Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi: The vandal of Timbuktu

Image caption Militants damaged and removed the sacred door of the Sidi Yahia mosque in 2012 (L), but it was restored and reinstated in September 2016 (R) Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pleaded guilty to destroying nine mausoleums and a mosque in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first ...

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September 27th, 2016

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Elizabeth Ohene: The wheelchair gap

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene considers the gap between Paralympic wonder and the reality for wheelchair users in Ghana. I have both my legs and both arms and I think it ...

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September 27th, 2016

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