Africa News

Ghost town

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

The largest town that Boko Haram ever controlled still lies in ruins, frozen in time nearly 18 months after Nigeria's military recaptured it, writes the BBC's Martin Patience.

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What’s Up Africa: Is Malawi ‘too good’ to win medals?

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

Satirist Ikenna Azuike is in Malawi to find out why the African country won no Olympic medals.

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Johannesburg mayor election: Why Nelson Mandela’s party was ousted

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

Young Johannesburg voters tell the BBC why talk of apartheid is no longer such a big factor in South African politics.

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Nigeria banks banned from foreign currency deals

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

Nine Nigerian banks are suspended from foreign currency trading for not paying a total of $2bn owed to the government, a central bank source tells the BBC.

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Henri Saivet: Senegal midfielder joins Saint Etienne on loan from Newcastle

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

Senegal international Henri Saivet joins French side St Etienne on a season-long loan from Newcastle United.

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South Africa rand falls on Pravin Gordhan arrest rumour

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

South Africa's rand falls against the dollar as rumours persist that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could be arrested imminently.

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Wilfried Bony: West Ham boss Slaven Bilic wants Man City striker

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

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is "interested" in Manchester City's Wilfried Bony following injuries to Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew.

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‘New era’ for South African athletics

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

Veteran South African medallist Elana Meyer tells the BBC South Africa’s Olympic success in Rio is ushering in a new era on the track.

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80s anxieties

Posted August 23rd, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

The latest release of previously secret Foreign Office papers from the 1980s reveals a humorous footnote to the British government's ambivalent attitude towards Nelson Mandela.

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Zola Budd triggered UK cabinet row

Posted August 23rd, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

A campaign to fast-track British citizenship for South African runner Zola Budd triggered a major government rift in the mid-1980s, newly released documents show.

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