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    This article has been co-authored with Honourable Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the former President of the Republic of Ghana and was originally featured in Reuters. Last month, Spanish charity workers rescued 167 migrants arriving from Africa aboard a small boat. 2016 was the deadliest for migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean, with at least 3800 ...
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    Image copyright Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Image caption Aisha was showered with expensive gifts by the militant who took her as his wife In our series of letters from African journalists, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at why some Nigerian women have gone back to the militant Islamists who abducted them. When news emerged that some of ...
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    Image copyright Yousra Elbagir/BBC Image caption Pills with fattening side-effects are widely available from illegal vendors in Sudan In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir looks at how some Sudanese women are turning to black market substances in their quest for beauty. While skin bleaching is a long-standing cosmetic staple across Sudan, ...
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    Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The effects of civil war and the Ebola tragedy are still evident in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu leaves the hubbub of Nairobi to finally make his maiden visit to Sierra Leone’s capital, where he finds people determined to overcome their ...
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    The Cinema Impero, completed in 1937, still holds screenings for thousands of Eritrean cinemagoers. The country’s representative to Unesco, Hanna Simon, said the announcement filled the city with “tremendous pride and joy but also with a profound sense of responsibility and duty”.
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    In the early hours of the morning, while the sea is clear, smugglers in Libya send off boats full of migrants that reach international waters by about 08:00. Photographer Marcus Drinkwater spent a month onboard the Golfo Azzurro, a vessel that intercepts these boats and takes their passengers safely on board. Beginning with a desire ...
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    Kenyan fashionista and photographer Stephen Okoth has made it his mission to stand out in Kibera, a large slum area in the capital, Nairobi. His signature bright clothes sourced from local second-hand markets have turned him into a local personality. Fellow photographer Brian Otieno captured Stephen on the streets of his home area. Image copyright ...
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    When it comes to photographing Africa, the images burned into the collective consciousness of those outside the continent are mostly of poverty and conflict. The Everyday Africa Instagram feed is trying to redress the balance. While not shying away from those themes, it looks for the beauty in the normal, returns dignity to the subjects ...
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    On 30 October 1974, a fight for the world heavyweight championship took place between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali in Kinshasa, Zaire. The bout between the then undefeated world heavyweight champion, Foreman, and his charismatic challenger, Ali, came to be known as “The Rumble in the Jungle”. It is often called one of the greatest ...
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    In recent months, a debate has been brewing inside Italy and across the European Union about NGOs that operate in the Mediterranean Sea between the coasts of Sicily and Libya to conduct search and rescue operations (SAR) to save refugees fleeing Africa – where at least 1300 people have drowned attempting the dangerous journey so ...