Africa News

Mugabe critic killed in Lagos church

Posted September 19th, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

A Zimbabwean opposition politician is among at least 80 people who died when a church hostel in the Nigerian city of Lagos collapsed a week ago.

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Pro-gay mosque opens in Cape Town

Posted September 19th, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

A Muslim academic opens a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and criticism from parts of the Muslim community.

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Zimbabwe to bid to host 2017 Cup

Posted September 19th, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Zimbabwe launch a bid to host the 2017 Nations Cup with President Robert Mugabe's full support for the plans.

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Vote set to decide 2019 & 2021 hosts

Posted September 19th, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

The hosts for the 2019 and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments will be decided by a vote of Caf's executive committee this weekend.

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Liberian female rebel arrested

Posted September 19th, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Rights groups welcome the arrest in Belgium of a female commander of Charles Taylor's rebels for war crimes allegedly committed during Liberia's civil war.

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Uganda’s prime minister sacked

Posted September 19th, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Uganda's president sacks his prime minister, a former close ally now seen as a potential rival for 2016 elections.

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Drogba relishes Lampard reunion

Posted September 19th, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Ivorian striker Didier Drogba says he is eager to face ex-team-mate Frank Lampard when Chelsea play Manchester City on Sunday.

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Kenyan security industry grows post-Westgate

Posted September 18th, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Kenya's security sector grows in aftermath of Westgate attack

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Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

Posted September 18th, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

A three-day curfew imposed by Sierra Leone to try to stop the spread of Ebola comes into effect, but critics say it will achieve little.

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The father of 26 preaching birth control

Posted September 18th, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

The man with 26 children who's preaching birth control

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