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Diaspora Diaries from BBC News Africa

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
This new series features four profile pieces on rising stars of African heritage, talking success and identity. You can watch the first two here - U4q aEg6NJH6-ID9us5 . With two more coming up in the next two Fridays on BBC News Africa online . ...

A Letter From Crisis Group's Africa Program Director - Cameroon: Divisions Widen

Friday, October 5, 2018

Phumzile Van Damme: A young MP with a mission Standing up for women’s rights in

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Phumzile Van Damme, one of the youngest members of parliament in South Africa, is also the shadow minister for communications. She grew up in a family of strong women, and her gift for leadership was already apparent when she was a child. In the fifth grade, she called a student strike because the t ...

Pick your all-time African World Cup dream team with BBC News Africa

Thursday, June 14, 2018
The World cup has begun And five African nations will be playing in the tournament. As the excitement builds for the competition, BBC News Africa is giving the audience the chance to be the manager of their own team, try it out here: An interactiv ...

South African tourism holding steady Tourists undeterred amid reports of histor

Monday, April 30, 2018
Recent reports that Cape Town, a popular tourist destination in South Africa, will soon run out of water due to a prolonged drought hardly seem to be slowing down the country rsquo;s burgeoning tourism industry. This despite warnings by water resources management experts that soon, Cape Town ...

African Development Bank approves a US $50-million Risk Participation Agreement

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Abidjan, C ocirc;te d rsquo;Ivoire, April 5, 2018 ndash; On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved a US $50-million unfunded Risk Participation Agreement for Commerzbank AG (Commerzbank). The Risk Participation will leverage Commerzbank s ...

South Africa: President Ramaphosa declares Special Official Funeral for Mama Win

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
PRETORIA, South Africa, April 4, 2018/ -- President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared that the late Mam rsquo; Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela - a recipient of the Order of Luthuli in silver for her ldquo;excellent contribution to the fight for the liberation of the people of Sou ...

The Big Mac and the Crocodile; S.Africa and Zimbabwe’s New Presidents

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Cyril Ramaphosa, the next President of South Africa, was the man behind the entry of international fast food behemoth McDonalds into the country, earning him the sobriquet The Big Mac . Zimbabwe s new President Mnangagwa bears the nickname The Crocodile from his days as head of Robert Mugab ...
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