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South Africa's ANC party to vote for new leader

Africa News from BBC - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 23:52
South Africa's governing party will vote to decide who will lead it after President Jacob Zuma.
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Jacob Zuma Prepares to Depart a Diminished A.N.C.

NYTimes--African news - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 14:34
South Africa’s African National Congress was once a symbol of hope. As it chooses a new leader, what has happened to Nelson Mandela’s legacy?

ANC: Zuma pleads for unity as party picks new leader

Africa News from BBC - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 12:16
South Africa's governing party is picking a new head after a bitter leadership battle.
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Nigeria defender Gbenga Arokoyo hopes to revive MLS career

Africa News from BBC - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 08:53
Nigeria defender Gbenga Arokoyo hopes to get his career back on track at MLS club Atlanta United after returning from a long injury layoff.
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Jacob Zuma and the ANC: Are South Africa's dreams of freedom dead?

Africa News from BBC - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 05:36
One of the most important elections in South Africa’s modern history takes place this weekend, with the pick of the new ANC leader.
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Beyond Boko Haram’s Reach, Love and Feminism Flourish

NYTimes--African news - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 02:59
In a part of Nigeria where militants treat women like property, many are pushing back, partying all night and expecting husbands who do the dishes.

Dutch Court Sentences Ethiopian to Life in Prison for War Crimes

NYTimes--African news - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:36
The defendant, Eshetu Alemu, 63, was convicted of ordering the killing of 75 prisoners, including many children, in 1978 as a government official in a brutal military dictatorship in Ethiopia.

Global Health: Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid H.I.V.

NYTimes--African news - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:25
Countering the bleak history of AIDS prevention in Africa, a nonprofit explains how it helped women hide H.I.V. prevention pills and deflect male anger.

Why 2018's big food trend could come from West Africa

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:49
West African food is tipped by chefs and experts to be big in 2018.
Categories: BBC-Africa

Weeks After Mugabe Fell, Zimbabwe Remains in the Army’s Grip

NYTimes--African news - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:14
The governing ZANU-PF party, now led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, consolidated power ahead of elections scheduled for next year.

Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar for wearing hijab

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:51
Amasa Firdaus was refused entry in Nigeria after insisting on wearing a headscarf under her wig.
Categories: BBC-Africa

Zanzibar beat Cecafa Cup holders Uganda to reach final

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:30
Zanzibar beat Cecafa Challenge Cup holders Uganda to earn a place against hosts Kenya in the final of the East and Central African football Championship
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Eric Bailly: Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho says defender could miss next three months

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:55
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly could be out for up to three months and needs surgery on an ankle injury, says manager Jose Mourinho.
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Senegal air traffic control strike at new Dakar airport

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:55
Flights at the hub, opened only last week, are disrupted in a stoppage by air traffic controllers.
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Ethiopia 'Red Terror' aide Alemu jailed for war crimes

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:51
Dutch judges give Eshetu Alemu a life term for his role in the "Red Terror" purges of the 1970s.
Categories: BBC-Africa

After Zuma

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:03
South Africa's ruling party is getting ready to choose a new leader. Here is what you need to know.
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Digitally preserving Africa's artefacts

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:55
The National Museum of Kenya has started a new programme to digitally preserve African artefacts.
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South Africa's Jacob Zuma: Scandals and successes

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:51
Jacob Zuma has faced some controversies during his time as ANC leader.
Categories: BBC-Africa

Egypt: Ancient child burials found near Aswan

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:50
The more than 3,000-year-old burials are among three recent discoveries near the city of Aswan.
Categories: BBC-Africa

Turning the cactus into a cash crop

Africa News from BBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:42
Food technologist and entrepreneur Dr Evelyn Okoth is turning cactus into a cash crop.
Categories: BBC-Africa
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