Africa News

African synchrotron bid gathers pace

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The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears.

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Ethiopian cinema focuses on prostitution

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Director tackles social issues in Ethiopia without shame

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VIDEO: African filmmakers ‘must work together’

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Hermon Hailay is one of Ethiopia's best known film directors, and her latest film, Price of Love, has been nominated for Africa's biggest film festival

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‘First human’ discovered in Ethiopia

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Scientists working in Ethiopia have uncovered a jawbone fossil which may push the origin of humans back 400,000 years.

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Lesotho opposition forms government

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Five opposition parties in Lesotho form a coalition government after snap elections, called after a failed coup, did not produce an outright winner.

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Mugabe sued over party sackings

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is sued for wrongful dismissal by two former allies, accused of supporting an assassination attempt against him.

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Nigeria target Under-20s success

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Nigeria aim to win the upcoming African Under-20 Championship and show that lifting the Under-17 World Cup was not a fluke.

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In pictures: Cape Town wildfires

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Wildfires rage around Cape Town

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Kenyans charged over contract scam

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Seven ex-government officials in Kenya are charged in connection with the multimillion-dollar Anglo Leasing corruption scam that came to light in 2004.

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VIDEO: Fears for future of Ebola orphanage

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There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.

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