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Gambian president rejects election result

Having conceded defeat, the Gambian president now says that he rejects the outcome of this month’s election that he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow.

Having conceded defeat, the Gambian president now says that he rejects the outcome of this month’s election that he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow.

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Cries for help from migrants trapped in Libya

Five years after being plunged into instability after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is a major crossroads of irregular immigration and is officially home to nearly 300,000…

Five years after being plunged into instability after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is a major crossroads of irregular immigration and is officially home to nearly 300,000…

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Beard of bees

Egyptian beekeeper Mohamed Hagras grows a “beard of bees” to demonstrate the usefulness of the honey-producing insects and to show that they aren’t aggressive.

Egyptian beekeeper Mohamed Hagras grows a “beard of bees” to demonstrate the usefulness of the honey-producing insects and to show that they aren’t aggressive.

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Giraffes "vulnerable to extinction"

Giraffes have become the latest animal to be considered as being “vulnerable” to extinction.

Giraffes have become the latest animal to be considered as being “vulnerable” to extinction.

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Libyan forces clear ISIL out of Sirte

Pro-government forces in Libya have celebrated clearing out the last ISIL jihadists from the city of Sirte.

Pro-government forces in Libya have celebrated clearing out the last ISIL jihadists from the city of Sirte.

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Tunisian president on the Arab Spring, foreign aid and Libya

A Global Conversation interview with Tunisia's Béji Caïd Essebsi on the war in Libya, the fight against terrorism and investment conference Tunisia 2020.

A Global Conversation interview with Tunisia's Béji Caïd Essebsi on the war in Libya, the fight against terrorism and investment conference Tunisia 2020.

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Closed down! Fake US embassy in Ghana issued genuine visas for 10 years

The United States (US) Department of State has reported the closure of a fake US embassy in Ghana's capital, Accra. The embassy had operated for a decade and had managed to issue genuine visas to appl

The United States (US) Department of State has reported the closure of a fake US embassy in Ghana's capital, Accra. The embassy had operated for a decade and had managed to issue genuine visas to appl

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'Ethnic cleansing' reported in South Sudan

President Salva Kiir denies using starvation and rape as weapons of war as the UN describes the conflict as "fertile ground" for genocide.

President Salva Kiir denies using starvation and rape as weapons of war as the UN describes the conflict as "fertile ground" for genocide.

Culture

Rabat beats to sound of Visa for Music

Among the many artists at this year’s Visa for Music in Rabat, a fair for music professionals from across Africa and the Middle East, was Guinea’s Sekouba Bambino, one of West Africa’s most popular…

Among the many artists at this year’s Visa for Music in Rabat, a fair for music professionals from across Africa and the Middle East, was Guinea’s Sekouba Bambino, one of West Africa’s most popular…

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Madagascar: reintegration centre gives young people fresh start

In Ambohidratimo, a town some 15 kilometres from the Madagascan capital, a reintegration centre receives 150 children and teenagers night and day.

In Ambohidratimo, a town some 15 kilometres from the Madagascan capital, a reintegration centre receives 150 children and teenagers night and day.

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Two women defy the odds to run for president in Somalia

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

Business

Morocco's moves to aid SMEs in the digital era

Morocco is increasingly at the forefront of Africa’s charge to bring business leaders together to discuss the future of trade in today’s fast changing world.

Morocco is increasingly at the forefront of Africa’s charge to bring business leaders together to discuss the future of trade in today’s fast changing world.

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Anglophone protester killed in Cameroon

One person has been killed and around 100 people arrested after demonstrators clashed with security forces in an English speaking city in Cameroon.

One person has been killed and around 100 people arrested after demonstrators clashed with security forces in an English speaking city in Cameroon.

Culture

Rabat's Visa for Music festival again reveals hidden jewels

A festival for the lesser-known yet ambitious smaller groups and musicians, the third Visa for Music festival in Rabat has again produced a rich crop of artists who may be about to launch internationa

A festival for the lesser-known yet ambitious smaller groups and musicians, the third Visa for Music festival in Rabat has again produced a rich crop of artists who may be about to launch internationa

Science_technology

Making the most of precious water in Morocco

Morocco is at the forefront of eking the best out of poor soils and a harsh climate where water is scarce, and is boosting its rural agriculture with innovative, environmentally-friendly projects

Morocco is at the forefront of eking the best out of poor soils and a harsh climate where water is scarce, and is boosting its rural agriculture with innovative, environmentally-friendly projects

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COP22: Agreement reached at Marrakech climate talks

As the United Nations’ climate talks came to an end, countries pledged on Friday November 18 to move forward with the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

As the United Nations’ climate talks came to an end, countries pledged on Friday November 18 to move forward with the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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'Children among dead' in Benghazi bomb blast

Three children are believed to be among at least seven people killed in a car bomb attack in Benghazi.

Three children are believed to be among at least seven people killed in a car bomb attack in Benghazi.

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Media & conflicts: domestic and international media threatened in Central Africa

Ethnic conflicts, political instability and starvation characterize the realities of Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. The Foreign press seems indifferent to the massacres taking place in thes

Ethnic conflicts, political instability and starvation characterize the realities of Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. The Foreign press seems indifferent to the massacres taking place in thes

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Countries appeal to Trump over climate change as COP22 ends

Environmental groups such as Greenpeace have welcomed the united front displayed by nearly 200 countries in Marrakesh in the face of Donald Trump’s campaign threat to quit the Paris accord on climate…

Environmental groups such as Greenpeace have welcomed the united front displayed by nearly 200 countries in Marrakesh in the face of Donald Trump’s campaign threat to quit the Paris accord on climate…