Niger-Benin oil pipeline: Junta admits rebels attack
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Niger-Benin oil pipeline: Junta admits rebels attack

Niger’s junta has confirmed that rebels damaged an oil pipeline carrying crude oil to neighbouring Benin. The Patriotic Liberation Front, which is fighting for the release of former…

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Afcon 2025: Finals set for December 2025 and January 2026 in Morocco
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Afcon 2025: Finals set for December 2025 and January 2026 in Morocco

A delay in holding Wafcon will again raise questions about Caf’s commitment to the women’s game – given that the 2020 edition was cancelled because of the coronavirus…

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Comedian Michael Usi becomes Malawi’s vice-president after Saulos Chilima’s death
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Comedian Michael Usi becomes Malawi’s vice-president after Saulos Chilima’s death

Top comedian-turned-politician Micheal Usi has been sworn as Malawi’s vice-president at a ceremony held in parliament in the capital, Lilongwe. The 55-year-old replaces Saulos Chilima, who died in…

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Junta pulls uranium permit for French firm at Imouraren mine
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Junta pulls uranium permit for French firm at Imouraren mine

Niger’s military government has revoked a French fuel producer’s permit to operate at one of the world’s biggest uranium mines, the company says. Orano had been licensed to…

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Gay sex laws ruled unconstitutional by high court
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Gay sex laws ruled unconstitutional by high court

In a landmark ruling for gay rights campaigners, laws banning same-sex acts between men have been ruled unconstitutional in Namibia. Convictions for the colonial-era offences of “sodomy” and…

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Anger after man shot dead during anti-tax protests
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Anger after man shot dead during anti-tax protests

Anti-tax protesters in Kenya are in shock after a 29-year-old man was killed during nationwide demonstrations against a new finance bill. Rex Kanyike Masai died of gunshot wounds,…

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Nabil Bentaleb: Lille midfielder taken to hospital with illness
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Nabil Bentaleb: Lille midfielder taken to hospital with illness

Lille midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has been taken to hospital in France after falling ill. The Algeria international, 29, who started his senior career at Tottenham in 2013, joined…

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Chimpanzees ‘self-medicate’ with healing plants
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Chimpanzees ‘self-medicate’ with healing plants

24 minutes ago By Victoria Gill, @vic_gill, Science correspondent, BBC News Elodie Freymann The researchers observed the chimps to see what they sought out to eat Wild chimpanzees eat plants that…

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South Africa: Bryan Habana backs Blitzboks to reach Paris 2024 men’s sevens
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South Africa: Bryan Habana backs Blitzboks to reach Paris 2024 men’s sevens

Bryan Habana says South Africa must return to their core principles in order to qualify for the men’s rugby sevens tournament at this year’s Olympic Games. Kenya beat…

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Africa’s week in pictures: 14-20 June 2024
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Africa’s week in pictures: 14-20 June 2024

A selection of the week’s best photos from across the African continent: Toyin Adedokun/AFP Women wear matching finery for the Egbe Obaneye Obinrin parade in Nigeria on Tuesday……

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