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Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa is favourite to win the presidential election on 30 July Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for racial unity ahead of landmark elections, telling white farmers their lands will not be taken. Former President Robert Mugabe’s government supported the seizure of hundreds of white-owned farms which they saw […]

Ethiopian ‘prophet’ arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Ethiopian ‘prophet’ arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The family gave their permission after hearing the man tell the story of Lazarus An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life. Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay Biftu by lying on top of […]

‘He brought peace among people’

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Phone scam: How Kenyans are losing money

Phone scam: How Kenyans are losing money

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kenya has the highest number of mobile money users in the world Mobile phones in Kenya are like bank accounts – some people keep all their savings on their phone – and fraudsters are trying to hack into them to steal the money. Sammy Wanaina received a text message on […]

Ruth Jebet: Olympic champion among 120 doping cases revealed by Athletics Integrity Unit

Ruth Jebet: Olympic champion among 120 doping cases revealed by Athletics Integrity Unit

Ruth Jebet won steeplechase gold at Rio 2016 – becoming the first Bahraini athlete to win an Olympic title Steeplechase Olympic champion and world record holder Ruth Jebet is among more than 100 athletes and coaches facing disciplinary action for alleged doping offences. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has released details of 120 cases to […]

Mustafa Dawood: Brother’s questions after immigration raid death

Mustafa Dawood: Brother’s questions after immigration raid death

Image copyright Abdalaziz Osman Image caption Mustafa had thousands of Facebook friends from Sudan and the UK In June 2018, Mustafa Dawood died after falling through a factory roof while running away from immigration officers. It was a brutal end to a short life – one that had already seen him flee war in Sudan […]

Trevor Noah defends ‘Africa won the World Cup’ joke

Trevor Noah defends ‘Africa won the World Cup’ joke

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Pogba, whose parents are from Guinea, scored for France in the final US-based South African comedian Trevor Noah has defended himself after being criticised by a French diplomat for saying “Africa won the World Cup”. The Daily Show host made the comments on his satirical show a day […]

Beating the stigma of STIs with secret home-testing kits

A Nigerian entrepreneur is helping young people take control of their sexual health, cheaply and anonymously. A film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage. For more about this story, listen to our World Hacks podcast. Beating the stigma of STIs with secret home-testing kits

Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday quiz

Today would have been the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, who died in December 2013. Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday quiz

Briton jailed for raping Kenyan children

Briton jailed for raping Kenyan children

Image copyright National Crime Agency (NCA) Image caption Keith Morris sexually abused two young girls from a remote Kenyan village A man convicted of sexually abusing two young girls in Kenya has been jailed for 18 years and six months. Keith Morris, 72, from Hull, used his elevated status among villagers in Kilifi County to […]

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