Algeria’s Mahrez Named Footballer of the Year

Algeria’s Mahrez Named Footballer of the Year

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Riyad Mahrez was crowned the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016. Fans from across the world voted for the midfielder,…

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Join to create Jobs for refugees

Join to create Jobs for refugees

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Britain, the European Union and the World Bank have announced a plan to create 100,000 jobs in Ethiopia to help tackle…

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Tanzania Purges 10,000 ‘Ghost Workers’ from Payroll

Tanzania Purges 10,000 ‘Ghost Workers’ from Payroll

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Tanzania has removed more than 10,000 “ghost workers” from its public sector payroll in a crackdown on corruption. Payments to the…

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Drones Could Save Lives in Malawi

Drones Could Save Lives in Malawi

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Drones could be used to solve the logistical challenge of swiftly delivering HIV/AIDS care in rural Malawi, a  United Nations official…

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Moroccan Solar Plant to Bring Energy to 1 Million People

Moroccan Solar Plant to Bring Energy to 1 Million People

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Morocco has launched the Noor 1 Ouarzazate solar thermal plant, the most ambitious project yet from a country determined to be…

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Nigerian is Scrabble World Champion

Nigerian is Scrabble World Champion

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Nigerians are congratulating countryman Wellington Jighere, who became the first African to win the English-language World Scrabble Championship. The 32-year-old beat…

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Ethiopian is Female Athlete of the Year

Ethiopian is Female Athlete of the Year

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia won the International Association of Athletics Federations female athlete of the year award for 2015. Dibaba, 24,…

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Nigerian President Appoints Anti-Corruption Advisors

Nigerian President Appoints Anti-Corruption Advisors

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a committee to advise him on how best to tackle corruption and reform the legal…

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Standby Force Launches Training Exercise, Sets Operational Date

Standby Force Launches Training Exercise, Sets Operational Date

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Members of the African Union’s new 25,000-strong multinational standby force gathered in South Africa in October 2015 to begin field training…

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Musicians Fight Back Against Extremism

Musicians Fight Back Against Extremism

Morocco’s Gnawa festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people — but it’s about more than music and color. It has come to symbolize the fight…

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