Africa News

Nellie the enemy?

Posted September 25th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.

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Pangolin: The most trafficked mammal in the world

Posted September 25th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.

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Juventus confirm Ghana’s Asamoah will be out ‘for 45 days’

Posted September 25th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Italian side Juventus confirm that their Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah is expected to be out of action for six weeks after suffering a knee injury.

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Mazembe squeeze into Confed Cup final

Posted September 25th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

TP Mazembe squeeze past Confederation Cup holders Etoile du Sahel to reach the final of this year's competition after a 0-0 draw in Lubumbashi.

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Iheanacho refuses to take his place in City team for granted

Posted September 25th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho says despite getting a chance under Pep Guardiola, he is not taking his place in the Manchester City team for granted.

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New report confirms grim outlook for elephants

Posted September 25th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

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Zamalek survive Wydad fightback to join Sundowns in final

Posted September 25th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Zamalek suffer a shock 5-2 defeat at Wydad Casablanca of Morocco but still qualify to meet Mamelodi Sundowns in the African Champions League final.

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Boko Haram’s Shekau says he is ‘in good health’ following claim of his death

Posted September 25th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

The disputed leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram releases a video denying claims he had been killed or badly wounded in air strike.

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Foolish prince

Posted September 24th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Ethiopian prince Lij Iyasu was deposed after fears he had converted to Islam. But it also put an end to the threat of Ethiopia entering into World War One, writes Martin Plaut.

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Opposition rejects Gabon court’s ruling on Ali Bongo election win

Posted September 24th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has said a constitution court ruling which upheld President Ali Bongo's election victory was "unjust".

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