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Africa's week in pictures: 14-20 September 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week. /
In South Africa, being a racist prick has legal consequences, as one ex-politician learned

Unlike in the United States where going on racist rants against current and past presidents only damages your reputation, in South Africa, it can land you in hot water with the law. Kessie Nair, a former councilor and convicted con artist, has been arrested over a racist rant against the country’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa on ...

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Kenya rise as Ghana drop on September's Fifa rankings

Kenya move up the latest Fifa world rankings thanks to their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win over Ghana, who fall six places.

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Letter from Africa: The link between earth tremors, God and Nigeria's elections

Why some earth tremors in Nigerian's capital, Abuja, have caused such a stir.

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Osborne Macharia on the Afrofuturism revolution

Visual artist Osborne Macharia wants the cultural movement to revolutionise the perception of Africa.

She's staging a silent protest for Eritrea

It was one week after 9/11, and the world's attention was on New York City. The recent terrorist attack had changed the world forever, but in a small ...

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Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations line-up complete

Senegal win the final regional qualifying tournament for the Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations to complete the line-up for the 2019 finals.

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South Africa's Keagan Dolly undergoes successful surgery

South Africa midfielder Keagan Dolly undergoes successful surgery on the broken leg he suffered playing for his French club Montpellier.

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South Africa crime: Can the country be compared to a 'war zone'?

Recent data shows that the national murder rate in South Africa is going up.

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New Bakery Brings Back Old Baking Style

The influences of Jonathan Bethony's experiences in Africa are everywhere in his Washington DC bakery, from its name to the practice of grinding ...

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Ethiopia's Progress Warrants Support, US Lawmaker Says

After leading a congressional fact-finding trip to Ethiopia, U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith said he's convinced the Horn of Africa country is making ...

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Africa's week in pictures: 7-13 September 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week. /
South Africa uses new tech to fight vicious gun violence

As gunshots ring out in one of South Africa's most dangerous neighborhoods, a new technology detects the gun's location and immediately alerts police. The post South Africa uses new tech to fight vicious gun violence appeared first on theGrio.

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C.I.A. Drone Mission, Curtailed by Obama, Is Expanded in Africa Under Trump

The Obama administration had handed off much of the C.I.A.’s deadly drone program to the military. President Trump has eased those limits on secret airstrikes by the agency.

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Zambia starting from 'year zero' says coach Sven Vandenbroeck

Zambia coach Sven Vandenbroeck is starting from 'year zero' as he aims to lead the 2012 winners to next year's Africa Cup of Nations.

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Kofi Annan - Timeline of former UN secretary-general

BBC Africa looks back at the career of the first black African to become UN secretary-general.

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Juncker unveils EU's Africa plan to counter China

EU wants to focus on trade and on partnerships with Africa - not conflicts and charity.

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The Big Hole in Germany’s Nazi Reckoning? Its Colonial History

Germany has yet to come to terms with its violent colonial legacy in Africa, which laid the groundwork for Nazi atrocities, historians and activists say.

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Letter from Africa: Zimbabwe's 'enemy of the people' returns home

Journalist Wilf Mbanga reflects on his return home 15 years after going into exile fearing for his life. /
Tanzania’s President tells women in the country ‘Don’t use birth control’

Many Africa countries are undoubtedly facing an HIV/AIDS crisis that health officials are trying desperately to get under control. Tanzania alone was reported to have 1.4 million people infected with HIV in recent years. Yet, the country’s President John Magufuli urged women in the East African nation to halt taking birth control and get pregnant ...

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Putting Nigeria's 'rainmakers' to the test

In certain parts of Nigeria, "rainmakers" or "rainpushers" are held in high regard. BBC Africa tests their skills.

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The entrepreneur creating Ghana's next generation of inventors

Charles Ofori Antimpem is the inventor of a science set which is the size and price of a textbook which he now hopes to share with children across ...

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New Human Rights Chief Vows to be Voice of Defenseless

The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet vows to be the voice of the voiceless and to uphold the needs and rights of the many ...

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China Prepared to Resist if US Adds Support for Taiwan’s Foreign Relations

China is expected to use its economic strength to counter any U.S. actions aimed at helping Chinese political rival Taiwan regain a world diplomatic ...

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Tragedy overshadows Madagascar's 2-2 draw with Senegal

Tragedy overshadows Madagascar's 2-2 draw with Senegal as qualifiers continue for next year's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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Mo Salah: Liverpool forward scores twice as Egypt beat Niger

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scores twice after missing two penalties as Egypt beat Niger in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

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2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Kenya secure shock win over Ghana in qualifiers

Ten-man Kenya hold on to beat Ghana 1-0 in Nairobi on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier as Nigeria win 3-0 in Seychelles.

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