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Mohbad death: Nursing assistant is prime suspect after Primeboy fight – police

Adedayo Okedare/BBC By Wedaeli ChibelushiBBC NewsA nursing assistant said to have injected Nigerian Afrobeats star Mohbad with drugs is the prime suspect in his death, police say. MohBad died at a hospital last month in circumstances that were unclea..

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Afrobeats megastar Burna Boy is still ‘a work in progress’, his mother says

Getty ImagesBy Wedaeli ChibelushiBBC NewsBurna Boy has had an incredible year. The Nigerian megastar made history as the first African musician to headline a sold-out stadium show in the US, as well as the UK. Meanwhile, his latest album, I Told The..

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South Africa’s Kruger National Park study: Animals fear human voices more than lions

Getty ImagesBy Muthoni MuchiriBBC NewsHuman voices cause considerably more fear in wild mammals than the sound of lions, a study in South Africa has found. Scientists played recordings of people talking normally through speakers hidden at water holes..

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Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine says he is under house arrest after returning from overseas

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine said Thursday he was under house arrest after being seized by security officials on his return home from a trip abroad. Issued on: 05/10/2023 - 10:59Modified: 05/10/2023 - 13:49 3 min Wine, a popstar-turned-..

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Lampedusa shipwreck: Sirens sound to remember Eritrean victims

By Teklemariam BekitBBC Tigrinya, LampedusaAn emotional memorial has been held in Lampedusa for 368 migrants who perished at sea exactly a decade ago after their ship caught fire. Most of those of those who died were from Eritrea in what is one of t..

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DR Congo colonel sentenced to death over anti-UN protest killings

AFPBy Wycliffe MuiaBBC News An army colonel has been sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo for his role in the killing of more than 50 demonstrators in August. Col Mike Mikombe, the ex-commander of the elite Republican Guard in Goma ..

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Seychelles opposition leader Patrick Herminie charged with witchcraft

AFPBy Gloria AradiBBC NewsThe main opposition leader in Seychelles, Patrick Herminie, has been charged with witchcraft, along with seven others. Police say the case is related to the discovery of two bodies exhumed from a cemetery on the island of Ma..

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DR Congo opposition figure Martin Fayulu to stand in presidential election

Martin Fayulu, a key figure in the main Lamuka opposition coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo, confirmed Saturday that he would stand in the country's upcoming presidential election. Issued on: 30/09/2023 - 19:15Modified: 30/09/2023..

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Burkina junta chief says elections ‘not a priority’, eyes constitutional change

Elections in Burkina Faso are "not a priority" compared to "security", the country's military leader Captain Ibrahim Traore said Friday on state TV, almost a year to the day after coming to power in a coup. Issued on: 30/09/2023 - 08:20Modifi..

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Six dead and 15 trapped in Zimbabwe gold mine collapse

Anadolu AgencyBy Alex BinleyBBC NewsSix people have died and 15 others are trapped, after a mine shaft collapsed in Zimbabwe, state media report. The collapse of Bay Horse gold mine in Chegutu, 100km (62 miles) west of the capital Harare on Friday mo..

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Sudan conflict: Living in Cairo, longing for Omdurman

BBC Arabic reporter Mohamed Osman has returned to his home country, Sudan, for the first time since he was forced to flee after war broke out in April, and reflects on how the country has changed. After longing for home for five months, even the hot,..

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Marathon record breaker Tigst Assefa, her coach and experts on historic run

Tigst Assefa needed just 18 months to go from marathon debutant to smashing the world record by more than two minutes. The Ethiopian's astonishing Berlin race - winning in two hours, 11 minutes and 53 seconds - intensified attention on "super sh..

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