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Zimbabwe protesters 'stupid', leader says

BBC / Africa

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa condemns those who protested over alleged election fraud.

Kenya loses CAS appeal over Women's Nations Cup exclusion

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Kenya's Football Federation fails in its bid to be reinstated to the Women's Africa Cup of Nations after losing its appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Writer meets students in France race row

BBC / Europe

An author whose book was rejected by French students because of its Algerian theme is due to meet them.

US to cut Africom troops amid focus on Russia and China

BBC / Africa

Around 700 counter-terrorism troops will be moved as the Pentagon focuses on advising in West Africa.

04

Khashoggi, South African arms and the Saudis - explained

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How the murder of Jamal Khashoggi could effect lucrative South African arms deals with the Saudis.

Ghanaian-American director Blitz Bazawule on new film

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Ghanaian-American rapper turned director Blitz Bazawule talks about his new film

03

Is teenage pregnancy in Kenya really on the rise?

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Reports of girls giving birth in the exam period prompted a government inquiry into teenage pregnancy.

Cloaks, fishnets and parades

BBC / Africa

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Thursday, Nov 15

21

Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed takes on the military

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is intensifying his crackdown on the military and spy agency.

20

Denmark withholds aid to Tanzania after anti-gay comments

BBC / Africa

Planned payments of $9.8m will be withheld after anti-gay comments by a senior Tanzanian politician.

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Mauritania on the verge of historic Afcon qualification

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Mauritania, who have never qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations, are among the countries who can secure places at the 2019 tournament this weekend.

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Bayern teenager Evina inspired by Eto'o

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Bayern Munich forward Franck Evina says his decision to commit to Cameroon over Germany was inspired by his 'love' for former Indomitable Lion Samuel Eto'o.

Michael Obafemi: Southampton starlet commits to the Republic of Ireland

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Michael Obafemi ends speculation over his international future by declaring for the Republic of Ireland.

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Ethiopia arrests former deputy spy chief Yared Zerihun

BBC / Africa

Dozens of security officials have been held as Prime Minister Abiy tackles corruption and rights abuses.

15

Aubameyang and Brahimi latest names to pull out of Afcon qualifiers

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Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Algeria striker Yacine Brahimi are among the latest players to pull out of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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Namibia withdraw from U-23 qualifiers for financial reasons

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Namibia blame a financial squeeze on their decision to withdraw from the opening round of qualifiers for next year's Under 23 Africa Cup of Nations.

Uganda orders military to protect Chinese businesses

BBC / Africa

President Museveni orders increased patrols to reassure Chinese investors after a spate of thefts.

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Chelsea: Fifa allegedly recommends Blues handed two-year transfer ban after signing of minors

BBC / Sport

Chelsea allegedly face the threat of a two-year transfer ban following a Fifa investigation into their signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore.

03

Kehinde Wiley: Obama portrait artist opens Lagos studio

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Kehinde Wiley's Barack Obama painting is the first official US presidential portrait by a black artist.

02

Cameroon conflict: 'We live in fear in Bamenda'

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Journalist Peter Tah describes how life in the Cameroon city of Bamenda has ground to a halt due to the separatist conflict.

Deciding where to bury your parents if they were not born in the UK

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It's common for African migrants to be returned back to their native country when they die, but this decision is a hard one if your entire family is based in the UK.

Who should own South Africa's land?

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Plans to redistribute land from white farmers to landless black people are raising deep feelings. Here's why.

Wednesday, Nov 14

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Lusaka-based artist Stary Mwaba on the importance of painting

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Lusaka-based artist Stary Mwaba says that art has an important role to play in preserving history.

UK deports ex-UBS trader Adoboli to Ghana

BBC / Business

The former banker convicted of fraud has been flown out of the UK despite a campaign to stop deportation.

Eritrea breakthrough as UN sanctions lifted

BBC / Africa

Lifting of the arms ban, asset freeze and travel restrictions follows a historic deal with Ethiopia.

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Mali name six foreign-based players for Women's Afcon finals

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Mali coach Mohammed Saloum Houssein has named six foreign-based players in his squad for the Women's Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ghana.

Nigeria, England or Republic of Ireland?

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Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill will not rush Michael Obafemi into making a decision on his international future.

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Kenya file late appeal over Women's Nations Cup exclusion

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Kenya's Football Federation (FKF) appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a late bid to reverse their exclusion from the Women's Africa Cup of Nations.

Hope for mountain gorilla

BBC / Science

Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.

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Equatorial Guinea captain rues lost preparation time

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Equatorial Guinea captain Genoveva Anonman Nze admits it will be tough at the Women's Nations Cup because of the limited time they had to prepare.