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Burkina Faso coup: Return of the military strongmen to West Africa

ReutersFollowing the military takeover in Burkina Faso, regional analyst Paul Melly considers why West Africa is seeing a new wave of coups after democracy had seemingly become entrenched in the region. Less than five months after soldiers in fatigue..

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Afcon 2021: Keeper Owono the hero as Equatorial Guinea shock Mali on penalties

Goalkeeper Jesus Owono was Equatorial Guinea's hero as they shocked Mali in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Owono, 20, saved twice in the shootout to help them go through 6-5 on spot-kicks after a 0-0..

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Who is Burkina Faso coup leader Lt-Col Damiba?

AFPTrained by the US and France in warfare, the young Lt-Col Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba turned on his political masters in Burkina Faso by seizing power in a coup. He anointed himself president just three weeks after celebrating his 41st birthday, m..

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Burkina Faso: Shots heard near presidential palace

AFPShots have been heard near the presidential palace in Burkina Faso's capital amid a mutiny by soldiers. Gunfire has also been heard at several barracks in Ouagadougou, with soldiers demanding the sacking of military chiefs, and more resource..

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Gender-based violence: Kenya’s ‘hidden epidemic’

When the Covid pandemic hit Kenya, cases of gender-based violence exploded. But a combination of fear, stigma and a lack of trust in the police mean the majority of cases are never reported. It has been described as Kenya’s 'hidden epidemic’. ..

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Comoros to play makeshift goalkeeper against Cameroon

Issued on: 24/01/2022 - 00:30Modified: 24/01/2022 - 00:36 The Comoros Islands will have to use one of their outfield players in goal against Africa Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon on Monday after being hit by Covid-19 infections. Artmotion S.Africa

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AFCON 2022: Meet the physio team behind Guinea’s success

Issued on: 24/01/2022 - 00:14Modified: 24/01/2022 - 00:34 FRANCE 24 had the exclusive access of what preparation is alike for a team ahead of a game at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Bruno Da Cruz, Head physio of Guinea football team, opens up ..

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Tunisia knocks Nigeria out of African Cup

Issued on: 24/01/2022 - 00:06Modified: 24/01/2022 - 00:31 Nigeria's 100% record in the group stage meant nothing as it was knocked out 1-0 by Tunisia in the last 16 of the African Cup of Nations on Sunday. FRANCE 24's Jean-Emile Jammine&#..

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Cameroon nightclub fire: Liv’s Night Club in Yaoundé hit by deadly blaze

Getty ImagesAt least 16 people have been killed in a fire at a nightclub in Cameroon's capital Yaoundé, the government has said. The blaze was caused by fireworks that were lit while champagne was being served in the club, it added. At least ei..

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Is Ethiopia’s enset ‘wondercrop’ for climate change?

RBG KewScientists say the plant enset, an Ethiopian staple, could be a new superfood and a lifesaver in the face of climate change. The banana-like crop has the potential to feed more than 100 million people in a warming world, according to a new stu..

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Ghana blast: Many feared dead after huge explosion in Bogoso

This video can not be played To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.At least 17 people have been killed in a huge explosion near a mining town in western Ghana, officials say. Police say a vehicle carrying mining explosives ..

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Africa’s week in pictures: 14-20 January 2022

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond: Getty ImagesAFPReutersReutersGetty ImagesReutersAFPReutersEPA@NtareHouseAFPEPAAFPAFPAFPAFPReutersAFPImages subject to copyright Around the BBCAfrica Today podcasts The C..

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