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

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Sudan puts ex-president Bashir on trial for corruption

8/19/2019
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Sudan puts Bashir on trial for corruption; Where's the best place to educate your kids - back home or in the diaspora?; And the Kenyan chef who cooked for 75 hours non-stop.

Duration:00:33:30

Nigerian shia leader returns home after refusing medical treatment abroad

8/16/2019
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Zimbabwe police beat opposition protesters as march called off; Inside an Ethiopian prison notorious for torture; The annual Nigerian pilgrimage celebrating a river goddess, Osun.

Duration:00:26:20

A TB treatment breakthrough?

8/15/2019
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Scientists in South Africa say they've made a major breakthrough in treatment for a lethal strain of TB; As shops owned by foreign nationals are looted yet again in South Africa, we ask the police what they're doing to stop it; And in Nigeria's city within a city.

Duration:00:32:19

Psychological support offered to survivors of fuel tanker explosion in Morogoro, Tanzania

8/14/2019
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Tanzanian government sends psychologists to Morogoro; Indian Shias offer to pay Zakzaky's medical bills; The dark truth behind the drop in migrants crossing the Mediterranean

Duration:00:31:10

New Ebola treatment cures over 90% of infections

8/13/2019
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After researching the Ebola virus for over fifty years, Dr Jean Jacque Muyembe and his team have announced a new cure that has proved effective in curing 90% of Ebola patients when symptoms are reported early. Married Tanzanian men should register their names in an online database that women can search. A proposal from Dar es Salaam's regional commissioner Paul Makonda. (Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:26:57

Libyan fighters break Eid truce

8/12/2019
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Third day of national mourning in Tanzania after fuel tanker explosion; Life for African migrants on the Greek island of Samos; Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji on business acumen.

Duration:00:29:42

Nigerian Police Force in a Twitter rage over army shootings

8/9/2019
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The Nigerian Police Force has taken to Twitter to express anger and demand answers from the army after soldiers ambushed and killed three police officers whilst they were transporting a suspect in the north-eastern state of Taraba. In Kenya, some parents are putting children as young as ten on contraceptives in an attempt to keep them in school. And Nigerian musician Tekno has been questioned by police after travelling through Lagos in a van with semi-naked women.

Duration:00:28:46

Mass arrest of foreigners in South Africa

8/8/2019
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At least 600 foreign nationals were arrested by South African police on Wednesday; Malawi opposition parties challenge election result in court; Cameroonian artist Shiri Achu.

Duration:00:29:51

Nigeria on verge of being polio-free

8/7/2019
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Nigeria is one of the last bastions of polio in the world. If by the 21st of August no new cases are registered, the country will be declared free of the crippling disease. But how did they do it? The BBC's Ajoke Ulohotse travels north, to Kano, to find out. Kenyan MP Zulekha Hassan was forcefully removed from parliament after she showed up at work with her baby. But whose problem is this really? Uganda is to start enforcing a registration fee bloggers and influencers will need to pay if...

Duration:00:27:33

Gambia to release Jammeh's regime hitmen

8/6/2019
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Relatives of people murdered under the regime of The Gambia's former ruler Yahya Jammeh say they are outraged that the government plans to release three self-confessed assassins. Minister of Justice Abubacarr Tambadou explains his decision. Uganda's musician and politician Bobi Wine has emerged as a strong contender against President Yoweri Museveni. The BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga has spent a few days with him as he builds his people power movement. On the day Jamaica celebrates its 57th...

Duration:00:36:02

Detained Nigeria Shia leader to be freed to travel abroad for medical treatment

8/5/2019
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We explore the trials and tribulations of domestic workers in Africa; Dozens die in Libya drone attack; And the human breast milk bank newly opened in Nairobi.

Duration:00:27:47

Uganda scholar Stella Nyanzi bares breasts in protest at jail sentence

8/2/2019
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Massive floods devastate parts of Sierra Leone; Libya plans to close squalid migrant detention centres; How Uganda is trying to stop a full blown Ebola outbreak.

Duration:00:27:12

Confusion over Rwanda-DRC Ebola border closure

8/1/2019
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Rwanda closes and then reopens part of its border with DRC over Ebola. Uganda's Stella Nyanzi found guilty of cyber harassment. Mozambique's new peace deal.

Duration:00:32:22

Cameroon detainees go on hunger strike

7/31/2019
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The detained leaders of Cameroon's Anglophone separatist movement have begun an indefinite hunger strike, demanding to know the whereabouts of around 200 of their colleagues who went missing following riots at prisons in the capital Yaoundé. A new BBC investigation uncovers criticism of the United Nations' agencies tasked with offering solutions to migrants and refugees trapped in Libya. A second Ebola death is confirmed in Goma, one of DR Congo's largest cities. The Red Cross is on the...

Duration:00:26:23

DRC leaders agree new government deal

7/30/2019
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President of DRC Felix Tshisekedi and former leader Joseph Kabila have agreed to form a coalition government composed of 66 cabinet members. However, the majority of seats will be picked from Mr Kabila's coalition. Ten years ago today the founder of the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram was killed by the police. The BBC Mayeni Jones looks back at the last decade of terror. Why a mother decided to speak to her daughter only in her mother tongue: Ghana's Fante language.

Duration:00:30:29

Nigeria bans Shia group

7/29/2019
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The Nigerian government says it has banned a Shia Islamic group, following a series of deadly clashes with authorities and after a court injunction gave permission to declare them a terrorist organisation. Officials in Ethiopia hope to set a world record by planting 200 million trees in a single day, to tackle deforestation. And in Sudan, the death of four high school students have sparked calls for countrywide protests.

Duration:00:29:48

Construction of Tanzania's $3bn hydro plant begins

7/26/2019
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Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is expected to lay the foundation stone for the construction of Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric power project expected to provide double the country's capacity. It is however located in the middle of Selous Game Reserve - the main elephant sanctuary in the country and a World Heritage Site. This has raised concern and criticism among environmental activists who fear it will destroy wildlife habitat. In Kenya, authorities will include an intersex...

Duration:00:30:04

Up to 150 feared dead as boats capsize off Libya

7/25/2019
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Up to 150 people attempting the perilous sea crossing from Libya to Europe are missing and feared drowned after two migrant boats capsized. In Nigeria, aid agency Action Against Hunger has identified six of its workers in a video who were abducted by insurgents in the northeast of the country. And in Tunisia, the country's first freely elected President, Beji Caid Essebsi, has died at the age of 92.

Duration:00:21:57

New Ebola vaccine sparks controversy in DRC

7/24/2019
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An MP from the Democratic Republic of Congo has said he does not want residents to be guinea pigs. The comments concern the deployment of a new experimental Ebola vaccine produced by the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson. Over the past two years, the town of Bamenda in northern Cameroon has been the epicentre of bitter clashes between English speaking separatists and the francophone dominated government. Ugandan musician and politician Bobi Wine officialises his bid to run for...

Duration:00:25:36

Gunshots and fires reported in Cameroon prison

7/23/2019
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Reports of shots heard and fire breaking out at Kondengui maximum security prison in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé. A new investigation has shed light on how some of the poorest countries in Africa are losing out on millions of dollars in tax revenues from Western multinationals who use the Indian Ocean island nation, Mauritius as a tax haven. The US government introduces a new fast-track process for deporting illegal immigrants, who according to the new rules, will be required to provide...

Duration:00:31:15