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Briton jailed for raping Kenyan children

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Keith Morris sexually abused two young girls from a remote Kenyan village

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Big win for Gor Mahia over Yanga in Confederation Cup

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Kenya's Gor Mahia score a big win over their regional rivals in the Confederation Cup as Enyimba go to the top of their pool and Hilal are held at home.

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Beating the stigma of STIs with secret home-testing kits

BBC / Africa

A Nigerian start-up is helping young people take charge of their sexual health.

Lagos Death Cafe founder: It's about life

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Once a month Hope Ogbologugo hosts a Death Cafe in Lagos where people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Wednesday, Jul 18

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Are journalists in Egypt under attack?

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Egypt's parliament has passed a new law regulating the media. The BBC's Sara Aboubakr looks at the impact.

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Mandela 100: Key events and quotes from his life

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A look back at key events and quotes in the life of Nelson Mandela on what would be his 100th birthday.

Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday quiz

BBC / Africa

Test your knowledge about the inspirational leader on what would have been his 100th birthday.

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Tears, roses and champagne on Eritrea peace flight

BBC / Africa

An Ethiopian passenger plane flies to Eritrea for the first time since a border war 20 years ago.

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Champions League winners to go straight into group phase of next edition

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This year's African Champions League winners will be given direct entry into the group phase of the next edition, as Caf aims to alleviate fixture-congestion.

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Tom Saintfiet named new Gambia coach

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Former Togo and Zimbabwe coach Tom Saintfiet is appointed as Gambia's new coach, the country's football federation reveals in a statement.

Migrant crisis: Italy and NGO in row over migrant deaths

BBC / Europe

Spanish rescuers say Italy and Libya's coastguard "abandoned" a woman and child found dead at sea.

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Black Panther is getting a comic book spin-off

BBC / Africa

Award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor will write the new series about Black Panther's sister, Shuri.

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Huda Shaarawi: Egyptian feminist who started a revolution

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Huda Shaarawi launched a successful feminist revolution fighting for the rights of girls and women.

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Esperance edge thriller with KCCA, Al Ahly claim easy win

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Tunisians stay top of their African Champions League pool with a come-from-behind win as 8-times champions Al Ahly take victory in a must-win game.

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BMX fan in Nigeria overjoyed by bike sent in post

BBC / News

A 20-year-old Nigerian says he is "the happiest person in the world" after receiving the bike gift.

Tuesday, Jul 17

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Desta Gebremedhin on hopes for change in Eritrea

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Many Eritreans are hoping that peace with Ethiopia will lead to an end to one-party rule at home.

Nelson Mandela: Why some young South Africans think he 'sold out'

BBC / News

Young South Africans give their views on anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, born exactly 100 years ago.

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Mandela lecture: Five things Barack Obama said

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The first black US president gives a rare speech to mark 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth.

Yves Bissouma: Brighton sign Mali international from Lille

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Brighton sign Mali international midfielder Yves Bissouma from Ligue 1 side Lille for an undisclosed fee.

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Mandela or Obama, who is the better dancer?

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says Mr Obama cannot dance as well as Mandela.

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Harry and Meghan visit Mandela exhibition in London

BBC / Africa

The exhibition at the Southbank Centre is in the centenary year of Nelson Mandela's birth.

Fifa orders Sierra Leone FA road map to take diversion

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Fifa postpones a proposed extra-ordinary congress of the Sierra Leone Football Association as it awaits new draft statutes to be submitted

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Shingai Nyoka on the young crusader taking on Zimbabwe's 'crocodile'

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With an ambition to be Zimbabwe's youngest president, he can work a crowd like the preacher he is.

Gender tests: IAAF denies 'preventing' women from taking part in sport

BBC / Africa

The IAAF responds to an open letter from the Women's Sports Foundation and Athlete Ally calling for eligibility rules to be scrapped.

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Egypt to regulate popular social media users

BBC / Africa

New legislation means that individuals with more than 5,000 followers could be subject to media law.

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Nigerian league postponed indefinitely

BBC / Africa

The Nigerian Premier League is postponed indefinitely amidst ongoing row over football federation leadership.

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World Cup 2018: The players who might have earned a move

BBC / Sport

BBC Sport looks at 10 players who might get a move - including several Premier League targets - following a good World Cup.

Monday, Jul 16

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IS fighters' orphaned children stranded in Libya

BBC / News

Children like Jumana have been left behind after the Islamic State group was pushed out of Sirte, Libya.

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How many French players? Who made your team of the World Cup?

BBC / Sport

With thrilling games, superb individual performances and huge shocks, Russia 2018 has been a classic World Cup. But who gets into your best XI?

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Egypt military officers get immunity over 2013 crackdown

BBC / Middle East

Commanders may be shielded from prosecution over the violence after President Mohammed Morsi's ousting.