Western Africa

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Zambia: Anglo American sued for 'mass lead poisoning'

Zambia: Anglo American sued for 'mass lead poisoning'

A lawsuit seeks compensation from a subsidiary of Anglo American over alleged mass...

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Nigeria End Sars protest: Eyewitnesses say ‘the soldiers opened fire’

Nigeria End Sars protest: Eyewitnesses say ‘the soldiers...

There were violent clashes at an End Sars demonstration and protesters claim the...

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End Sars protests: 'It was a massacre... We pay for these bullets'

End Sars protests: 'It was a massacre... We pay for these...

An organiser of protests against police brutality in Nigeria tells the BBC he saw...

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Why Nigerian protesters want Beyoncé to be more like Rihanna

Why Nigerian protesters want Beyoncé to be more like Rihanna

Beyoncé said she wanted to help the anti-police brutality protesters but some were...

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Nigeria Sars protest: VP Yemi Osinbajo promises justice for victims

Nigeria Sars protest: VP Yemi Osinbajo promises justice...

At least 12 people were killed by security forces during Tuesday's protests in Lagos,...

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DR Congo jail break: 'Islamist ADF rebels' free 1,300 inmates

DR Congo jail break: 'Islamist ADF rebels' free 1,300 inmates

The attackers came in large numbers and broke the jail's door, officials say.

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Nigeria unrest: Police chief to deploy anti-riot unit nationwide

Nigeria unrest: Police chief to deploy anti-riot unit nationwide

The police chief says it is in response to increasing attacks amid protests against...

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Trump set to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list

Trump set to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism...

The US president says he will act once Sudan pays $335m to "US terror victims and...

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End Sars protests: Amnesty warns of 'escalating attacks'

End Sars protests: Amnesty warns of 'escalating attacks'

Protesters at the offices of the central bank are wounded after being attacked,...

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How clothes reflect growing Oromo ethnic pride in Ethiopia

How clothes reflect growing Oromo ethnic pride in Ethiopia

Oromos have complained of marginalisation but they are now increasingly assertive...

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End Sars protests: Osun governor escapes 'assassination attempt'

End Sars protests: Osun governor escapes 'assassination...

The governor had joined the anti-police brutality protesters when a group of people...

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‘Red, red wine': The meaning of African election symbols

‘Red, red wine': The meaning of African election symbols

Campaign colours and why they are so important for those in pursuit of power.

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Ivory Coast election: Pascal Affi Nguessan's home burnt down

Ivory Coast election: Pascal Affi Nguessan's home burnt...

Pascal Affi Nguessan has called for a boycott of the 31 October election.

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Sudan khalwas: Undercover in the schools that chain boys

Sudan khalwas: Undercover in the schools that chain boys

A BBC News Arabic investigation has uncovered systemic child abuse inside Islamic...

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Chagos Islands dispute: Mauritius calls US and UK 'hypocrites'

Chagos Islands dispute: Mauritius calls US and UK 'hypocrites'

Prime Minister Jugnauth says the UK cannot talk about human rights and remain in...

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Mount Kilimanjaro fire: Firefighters struggle to contain Tanzania blaze

Mount Kilimanjaro fire: Firefighters struggle to contain...

Firefighters in Tanzania are struggling to tackle a number of fires on Africa's...

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