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

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Nigeria Plateau State Under Curfew Following Deadly Weekend

6/25/2018
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Uncertainty around the number of killings that took place in Plateau State over the weekend. The clashes took place between local farmers and herdsmen. According to Government figures at least 86 people lost their lives, though locals say up to 200 have actually died; We investigate atrocities by government forces and separatists in Cameroon; Malawi's authorities hope rolling out self-testing kits will radically reduce HIV infections.

Duration:00:26:49

'Gun battle' leaves four dead in Cameroon

6/22/2018
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Three civilians and a police officer are killed following gunfire in the Cameroonian city of Bamenda. Central African Republic says it will investigate how former tennis star Boris Becker was issued with a diplomatic passport. And a Tanzanian MP and rapper plans to sue a state institution for banning his song about prisons.

Duration:00:24:06

South Sudan Peace Talks End Without A Deal

6/21/2018
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South Sudan peace talks hit roadblock; Nigeria sacks lecturer over sex-for-grades scandal; Tanzanian MPs set example with HIV testing.

Duration:00:30:19

South Sudan's Leaders Meet

6/20/2018
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South Sudan's warring leaders hold talks in Addis Ababa; Eritrea and Ethiopia's peace overtures; law reforms in Tunisia; and the government of The Gambia responds to the killings of demonstrators in Faraba.

Duration:00:29:00

Ghana's Football Chief Speaks Out

6/18/2018
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Ghana’s former football chief says he took money but not for corrupt purposes; Bola also asks is Nigeria’s military wise to tell displaced people to return home to areas affected by Boko Haram; And the Malian dubbed Spiderman returns home from his ‘honorary’ home in France to a hero’s welcome.

Duration:00:20:14

Why is Cameroon's president thinking of postponing the elections slated for October?

6/15/2018
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Reasons for delaying Cameroon's October elections. Gambia on course to host the next big gathering of Islamic Cooperation countries - but could the country not put the resources into its own development. And Tennis champion Boris Becker - claiming diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings says he is a sports Attache for the Central African Republic. But a government spokesman disputes the fact.

Duration:00:29:55

Knife attack at a mosque in South Africa

6/14/2018
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A Cape Town mosque is attacked; The Ugandan man who's developed a bloodfree test for malaria; And the inspirational life of Dancehall superstar Patoranking.

Duration:00:25:38

ICC Launches Fund For Militia Victims

6/13/2018
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After former Congolese Vice President Bemba is acquitted of war crimes at the Hague a one million dollar fund is launched for the victims of his militia; Nigeria's illegal blood banks exposed; Changing attitudes to mental health issues.

Duration:00:22:13

DRC ex-Vice President Bemba acquitted of war crimes

6/12/2018
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Mr Bemba had been given an 18-year sentence in 2016. But judges ruled that he could not be held criminally responsible for crimes committed by his troops in the Central African Republic; Medicins Sans Frontiers NGO helps transfer hundreds of Africans migrants adrift on the Aquarius rescue ship to Italian Naval ships bound for Spain after Italy refused them entry; Evidence of villages burnt, people tortured and killed in Cameroon by Government forces and Ambazonia separatists in Anglophone...

Duration:00:27:04

Spain Agrees To Take Migrant Ship Barred By Italy And Malta

6/11/2018
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Spain 'takes in hundreds of drifting migrants'; murdered MP buried in Uganda; Mozambique authorities claim arrest of jihadists.

Duration:00:30:13

DR Congo warlord's conviction overturned

6/8/2018
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The ICC upholds Jean-Pierre Bemba's appeal against his war crimes conviction. Fifa suspends Ghana football boss Kwesi Nyantakyi. We visit the Afrobytes tech conference in Paris. Plus, our Resident Presidents' radical ideas about global warming.

Duration:00:26:46

Burundi's President won't seek re-election

6/7/2018
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Burundi's leader Pierre Nkurunziza to step down in 2020; An undercover operation shows more than a hundred football officials accepting cash in sting operations in Ghana and Kenya; Afrobytes - the marketplace hooking up Africa's tech innovators with outside investors.

Duration:00:27:01

Ethiopia's moves to liberalise the economy

6/6/2018
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Ethiopia: What crown jewels can investors hope for? We hear from Botswana, a country which has been recognised for its stability and good governance in the latest Global Peace Index. Plus, we visit DR Congo's artist Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga's show in London.

Duration:00:25:09

Ethiopia vows to resolve dispute with Eritrea

6/5/2018
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Ethiopia has decided to fully implement the Algiers accord which awards the disputed territory of Badme to Eritrea. Protest in Uganda against kidnappings and killings of women. Zimbabwe 'peace march' for free and fair elections. Plus, a play about the life of Ignatius Sancho, the first black person of African origin to vote in parliamentary elections in Britain.

Duration:00:31:48

Protests over alleged Kenya school rape

6/4/2018
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A top high school in Nairobi is closed after allegations a pupil was raped on Saturday. Madagascar names 'reconciliation' PM. Plus, DJ Rita Ray's journey into African music.

Duration:00:27:23

Malawian media house in lockdown as tax authorities demand tax arrears

6/1/2018
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A team from the Malawian revenue authority and police has sealed off the offices of the Times Media Group in Blantyre for tax arrears. The group's portfolio includes newspaper, radio, television and an online news portal - Lab Technicians working in medical facilities enter their fifth day of strike in Ghana, we listen to how the citizens of Accra are coping with blood tests and transfusions - Fans in London line up for Nigeria's world cup kit

Duration:00:29:58

Uganda’s New Social Media Tax-A Gag To Free Speech?

5/31/2018
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Confusion in Uganda over a new social media tax; Nigeria’s president reduces age for political office; Ethiopia’s Andargachew Tsege calls for action after 4 years in detention.

Duration:00:29:23

South Africa's parliament endorses a $1.60 an hour minimum wage

5/30/2018
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South Africa's parliament endorses a 20 rand ($1.60; £1.20) an hour minimum wage but some people think it's not enough. Plus, Zimbabwe's national elections set for 30 July. They will be the first since Robert Mugabe was ousted in November. And reusable sanitary pads to make that time of the month easier for girls in Uganda.

Duration:00:28:26

Warring factions announce a framework for elections in Libya at a summit in Paris

5/29/2018
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French President and host, Emmanuel Macron hails it as historic, but are those back home as confident in such an agreement? Plus, fear in northern Mozambique as ten people are beheaded in Cabo Delgado.. Islamist militants are being blamed. And we meet South Africa's Fredie Blom reputed to be one of the oldest people alive.

Duration:00:26:07

Is Rwanda’s Duty Free Status For Clothes Exports To US Threatened?

5/28/2018
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Rwanda/US trade deal hangs in balance; Kenya to charge around 40 public servants with corruption; husband-to-be in Uganda challenges church in Constitutional Court.

Duration:00:29:49