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Ghana knock debutants Niger out of U-17 World Cup

Africa News from BBC - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:55
Ghana will meet Mali in the quarter-finals of the Under-17 World Cup after beating Niger 2-0 in Mumbai on Wednesday.
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Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US

Africa News from BBC - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:46
Roselyn Akombe says she fears for her life ahead of next week's presidential election re-run.
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2018 World Cup: Injured Mane named in Senegal squad

Africa News from BBC - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:05
Injured Liverpool star Sadio Mane is included in Senegal's squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers despite an ongoing hamstring problem.
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Frugal Traveler: Navigating Sometimes Chaotic, Always Fascinating Addis Ababa

NYTimes--African news - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 05:25
Not only can the Ethiopian capital be done inexpensively, you will also find fascinating cultural landmarks, wonderful food and an almost unparalleled coffee culture.

Roselyn Akombe flees Kenya ahead of election re-run

Africa News from BBC - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:27
Election commissioner Roselyn Akombe explains why she fled Kenya ahead of poll re-run.
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U.N. Peacekeeping Chief Issues Warning on South Sudan

NYTimes--African news - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:07
The under secretary general for peacekeeping exhorted South Sudan’s antagonists to “bring the country back from the impending abyss.”

100 Women: The men being taught what harassment feels like

Africa News from BBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:36
Classes in Nairobi aim to teach boys and young men what constitutes harassment - and how to intervene if they spot it happening on public transport.
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'Failing teachers'

Africa News from BBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:20
Why is Africa's most populous country struggling to educate its children?
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'Remarkable' pioneer

Africa News from BBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:07
The University of Oxford pays tribute to its first black student Christian Cole.
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Somali bomb victims

Africa News from BBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:59
A Facebook page is helping to identify those killed or missing in Somalia's deadliest terror attack in a decade.
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Like father, like son?

Africa News from BBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:49
Timothy Weah says he is not overawed by the prospect of following the footsteps of famous father, and Liberian legend, George.
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Somalia blood appeal after Mogadishu truck bombing

Africa News from BBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:36
Somalia's government says the death toll is likely to rise from 281 and more help is urgently needed.
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Mogadishu mourns

Africa News from BBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:52
Deadly bomb attacks in Somalia kill at least 281 people but there are no hashtags of solidarity
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Ivorian Kalou buoyed by Hertha's anti-racism protest

Africa News from BBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:23
Hertha Berlin's Ivorian forward Salomon Kalou compares racism to terrorism as he explains why the German side "took the knee" on Saturday.
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George Weah's son Timothy scores hat-trick in Under-17 World Cup for US

Africa News from BBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 06:38
Timothy Weah, the son of legendary AC Milan striker George, scores a hat-trick for the United States at the U17 World Cup in India.
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Somalia Blasts Expose Security Failings and Possible Shabab Infiltration

NYTimes--African news - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:48
Even in a country accustomed to pervasive violence, the double truck bombings that killed hundreds in Mogadishu on Saturday were a shock.

St Helena's new airport boosts tourism hopes

Africa News from BBC - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:33
Tourists can now fly to the rocky island where Napoleon died, Darwin studied and Captain Cook docked.
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Adejuwon Soyinka: Lessons from Catalonia

Africa News from BBC - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:16
The crisis in Spain's Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence.
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Mahrez strike grabs Leicester draw

Africa News from BBC - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:22
Riyad Mahrez's first goal of the season rescues a point for struggling Leicester City against West Bromwich Albion.
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Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

Africa News from BBC - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:37
Saturday's truck bombing in the capital is the deadliest attack in Somalia's 10-year insurgency.
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