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The latest news in African sport, plus in-depth analysis of the stories behind the scores.

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Tripple car bombing in Mogadishu kills dozens

11/9/2018
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Near simultaneous car bombs at a busy intersection in Mogadishu - and a third slightly later - kills dozens of people. Plus: As the DRC gears up for elections, we take a closer look at peacekeeping in the face of the ebola outbreak there. Also: We hear from the Ethiopian activist and politician Birtukan Medekse, once exiled, now back home.

Duration:00:23:50

As the AU welcomes the release of Cameroon's kidnapped children, we ask: should it be doing more?

11/8/2018
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The AU welcomes the release of the children kidnapped in Cameroon. But what else is the organisation doing? Plus: Nordic countries want in on the deal to be made in Africa. Also: the inspiration behind the Princess Arabella stories for children who are not necessarily white.

Duration:00:25:55

Kidnapped schoolchildren freed in Cameroon

11/7/2018
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Most students kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon have been freed, officials say. People in Madagascar vote in an election that sees the incumbent president battling against two of his predecessors. Ten men have been arrested on suspicion of being gay on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. And the return of the famous Dur Dur band from Somalia.

Duration:00:24:05

Cameroon’s President Biya is sworn in for a seventh term

11/6/2018
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Cameroon’s President Paul Biya calls for a public holiday on the day he is sworn in for a seventh term in office, but the opposition refuses to concede victory. The ceremony happens a day after 79 school children, their principal and two other staff members are abducted from a school in the English speaking region of the country. We hear first-hand accounts of parents of the victims + According to the International Monetary Fund 40 per cent of low-income sub-Saharan countries are now at risk...

Duration:00:23:20

The Future of News

11/5/2018
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We speak to experts from Nigeria and Kenya about how technology is changing the reporting and consumption of news. On the day when the BBC inaugurates its largest newsroom outside of the UK, we take a glance in the future of news.

Duration:00:19:12

Cameroonian Journalist Called For Questioning

11/2/2018
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One of Cameroon's best known journalists called for questioning; Should South African Airways be shut down?; The trouble with some online taxi apps in Nigeria

Duration:00:28:27

Why So Few Women In Kenya's Parliament?

11/1/2018
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Where are the women in Kenya's parliament? Uganda's government spearheads the use of a preventive Ebola vaccine for health workers; A conversation with the first woman to head Ethiopia's federal supreme court.

Duration:00:23:19

South Sudan's rebel leader returns to Juba

10/31/2018
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South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returns to Juba to join thousands celebrating Peace Day. Cape Town's mayor Patricia de Lille resigns from the post. And Ethiopian singer Minyeshu on her childhood experience which inspired her new album Daa Dee.

Duration:00:21:14

Top criminal lawyer shot dead in South Africa

10/30/2018
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Police say they are searching for an as-yet unidentified suspect who shot South African lawyer Pete Mihalik dead in his car. Members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria march again. We find out why Somalia is the worst place in the world to be a journalist. Plus, an Afrocentric superhero comic with a difference.

Duration:00:31:05

‘Terrorist explosion’ rocks Tunisia capital

10/29/2018
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The Tunisian Interior Ministry announced there had been a terrorist explosion in the Tunisian capital. A woman is known to have detonated a device in the heart of the capital city, close to a Police van and the French embassy. Up to 9 people have been injured + A Shiite sect clashes with Nigerian security forces in Abuja + South Africa's Home affairs minister is exposed in a sex tape scandal, the latest in a string of controversies

Duration:00:22:44

UN warns Angola over mass deportation

10/26/2018
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The United Nations human rights office has warned that Angola's deportation of more than three-hundred-thousand Congolese nationals this month has left them in an extremely precarious situation + African migrants are embarking on an alternative migration route through Central America to the US + We hear the harrowing account of a child who was horribly punished at a traditional Koranic school in Nigeria + We find out whether Guinean coffee growers can get a better deal with their crop

Duration:00:24:51

Ethiopian parliament chooses first female president

10/25/2018
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Ethiopia's Sahle-Work Zewde promised to focus on gender equality and promoting peace + What's behind the high rate of people taking their own lives in Namibia? + Uganda's first Buddhist monk says everyone can be one.

Duration:00:26:17

South Africa's Finance Minister Promises Funds for Access to Sanitary Pads

10/24/2018
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South Africa's new finance minister strikes a biblical note in his first budget statement; a tech summit in Somalia discusses how to meld age old oral traditions with the internet; and from Nigeria: the curfew is back on in Kaduna.

Duration:00:19:03

Paul Biya Wins Another Term, Where Next For Cameroon?

10/23/2018
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President Biya of Cameroon starts his seventh term; deaths in Madagascar's rat-infested jails; why Malawi has refused to erect a statue for Mahatma Ghandi

Duration:00:29:08

Cameroon: President Biya is re-elected with 71.3% of the vote

10/22/2018
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Mr Biya, at 85 Africa's oldest head of state, is re-elected in polls marred by low turnout and separatist violence. Nigeria imposes curfew in Kaduna after violence. Ethiopia signs peace deal with Ogaden separatist rebel group. Plus, we meet Malagasy musician and activist Razia Said.

Duration:00:26:31

South Africa to Discuss 'Right-To-Die' Bill

10/19/2018
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In South Africa a new Private Member's bill, proposed by the Congress of the People (COPE), is seeking to have living wills recognized which could alleviate suffering and allow patients to determine their own fate. A living will is a written expression of how a sick person would like to be treated when they can't speak for themselves + The Democratic Republic of Congo is soon to go to the polls amidst a worsening Ebola crisis and increased political instability. We get insights into the...

Duration:00:24:35

Nigeria seeks death probe in Kenya

10/18/2018
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The authorities demand an investigation into the deaths of two Nigerian citizens in Kenya. Plus: Ethiopia's prime minister tells parliament how he got out of a sticky situation with soldiers recently. And: As the UN discusses virginity tests for girls, there's a call for practitioners to stop, from someone who's gone through it.

Duration:00:24:42

Concern In South Africa Over Teenage Pregnancies

10/17/2018
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Concern over teenage pregnancies in South Africa; Should Uganda be worried about Ebola spreading from the DRC?; Mixed reactions in Liberia to a ban on coloured hair

Duration:00:29:47

Hunger levels 'more than double' in DR Congo

10/16/2018
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Hunger levels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have more than doubled since last year, according to a new report. Boko Haram faction kills second aid worker in Nigeria. Ethiopia's prime minister appoints a new cabinet - half are women and they hold key portfolios, such as defence. And we speak to Sudanese painter Hassan Musa about his Chicken Conspiracy show in London.

Duration:00:20:24

Gambia Launches A Truth Commission

10/15/2018
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Testimonies will be heard from victims of Yahyah Jamme's rule 22 year rule in Gambia

Duration:00:26:09