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BBC launches Yoruba and Igbo services

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The BBC launches services for Yoruba and Igbo speakers in Nigeria and West and Central Africa.

19

Mozambique rubbish dump collapse 'kills at least 17' people

BBC / Africa

The dump is home to some of Mozambique's poorest people, who earn their living reselling rubbish.

16

Paul Put resigns as coach of Kenya's Harambee Stars

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Kenya's Football Federation announces that Paul Put has resigned as coach of the Harambee Stars for personal reasons.

15

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Court frees 475 suspects

BBC / Africa

Twin brothers are finally free after waiting for a Nigerian court to hear their case since 2010.

Nnamdi Kanu: Wife begs Nigerian government for information

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Nnamdi Kanu, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement leader, has not been seen since last year.

14

Nigerian footballer dies in car crash

BBC / Africa

Top Nigerian club Kano Pillars announce the death of 28-year-old defender Chinedu Udoji in a car crash.

11

More Africans should try winter sports, says Togolese cross-country skier

BBC / Africa

Togolese cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean says more Africans should compete in the Winter Olympics.

10

BBC starts Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria

BBC / Africa

The World Service launches online and social media in Igbo and Yoruba for audiences in Nigeria.

03

In Pictures: Life after Ebola

BBC / Africa

The legacy of the virus which spread through three West African countries.

Ethiopian cliff church gives priest daily test of faith

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In the remote mountains of northern Ethiopia, a lone priest scales a 250m cliff each day to reach his church.

Sunday, Feb 18

18

Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

BBC / Africa

President Emerson Mnangagwa calls on Zimbabweans to unite around the opposition leader's memory.

15

More than 80 applications for Guinea coach

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Guinea have more than 80 candidates applying to become the new national coach, according to the country's football authority (Feguifoot).

Saturday, Feb 17

18

Fifa inspectors to visit Rwanda for Under-17 World Cup bid

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Fifa will send a two-man delegation to Rwanda next week to inspect the country's facilities as they bid to host the 2019 Under-17 World Cup.

Grace Mugabe PhD: Arrest made over corruption allegations

BBC / Africa

An investigation was launched after the former first lady was awarded a doctorate in just months.

17

Fergal Keane: Zuma's fall a chance to take moral leadership

BBC / Africa

The BBC's Fergal Keane on a moment of hope in South Africa - a nation that both infuriates and inspires.

14

Ellyes Skhiri commits his international future to Tunisia

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Montpellier midfielder Ellyes Skhiri commits his international future to Tunisia after talks with the country's football federation (FTF).

13

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

BBC / Africa

Three suicide bombers strike in the town of Konduga killing at least 18.

02

Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

BBC / Africa

The first Marvel superhero film with a predominantly black cast has won rave reviews and is expected to smash box office records.

'I knew I had to get out' of DR Congo

BBC / News

The crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo has produced millions of refugees. Some are finding sanctuary in Uganda.

Friday, Feb 16

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Leicester 'move on' from Mahrez saga with cup victory - highlights & report

BBC / Sport

Manager Claude Puel says Leicester can "move on" from the Riyad Mahrez transfer saga after an FA Cup win over Sheffield United.

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges 'new dawn' for South Africa

BBC / Africa

The new South African president vows to fight corruption in his first State of the Nation speech.

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Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

BBC / Africa

The move is aimed at stemming a wave of anti-government protests, state media reports.

18

DR Congo troops killed 'in Virunga park' by Rwandan army

BBC / Africa

The fighting occurred inside the famous Virunga national park, the Congolese army says.

17

Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o on 'reimagining Africa'

BBC / Africa

Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong'o talks exclusively to BBC Africa about what the film means for the continent.

14

Emmanuel Igunza: Energy from rubbish to power Addis Ababa

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A new plant in Addis Ababa will convert waste into a source of energy for the city.

09

Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

BBC / UK

The charity will set up a commission to ensure "justice" for victims after Haiti abuse allegations.

07

Anger over 'racist blackface' in China show

BBC / Asia

The annual Lunar New Year gala featured an Asian woman in blackface and with fake buttocks.

05

Winter Olympics 2018: Last but still dancing - Ghana's Akwasi Frimpong entertains skeleton fans

BBC / Sport

Despite finishing last in the men's skeleton Ghana's Akwasi Frimpong wins the hearts of the fans in Pyeongchang and celebrates the end of his Winter Olympics with a dance.

04

'I'll be Muslim too', chant Liverpool fans

BBC.com

Liverpool's free-scoring forward Mohamed Salah has inspired a new chant among the Liverpool faithful.

02

The playboy who got away with $242m – using ‘black magic’

BBC.com

How Foutanga Babani Sissoko pulled off one of the most audacious confidence tricks of all time.