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Zambian president's victory challenged delaying inauguration

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 1:06pm
Zambia's main opposition party files a court petition against the re-election of President Edgar Lungu, alleging fraud and delaying any inauguration.
Categories: African News

Africa's top shots: 12-18 August 2016

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:26pm
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Categories: African News

Rio 2016: Nigeria Olympic kit ‘arrived too late'

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:22am
Nigerian athletes in Rio only received their Olympic kits on day 13 of the Games after most of them had finished competing, the BBC learns.
Categories: African News

Gernot Rohr names Victor Osimhen in first Nigeria squad

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 9:45am
Gernot Rohr names youngster Victor Osimhen in his first squad as Nigeria's new head coach for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Categories: African News

Guinea seahorses in French customs bust

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:45am
French customs officials seize about 2,000 dead seahorses that were being smuggled from Guinea to Vietnam.
Categories: African News

Mauritian Olympian defies cancer

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 6:59am
Triathlete Fabienne St Louis will be competing in the race on Saturday despite being diagnosed with cancer in December.
Categories: African News

Martin Jol leaves Egypt's Al Ahly over safety fears

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:52am
Dutch coach Martin Jol leaves Egypt's Al Ahly over fears for his safety after the team exit the African Champions League.
Categories: African News

South African firm crowdfunds cows

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:14am
Tapping into strong cultural bonds with cattle in South Africa, an entrepreneur has set up a firm for investors to crowdfund cows.
Categories: African News

Rio Olympics 2016: Caster Semenya reaches 800m final

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:28pm
South Africa's Caster Semenya cruises into the Olympic women's 800m final, while Britain's Lynsey Sharp also progresses.
Categories: African News

The godfather

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 6:49pm
Tainted by corruption he may be, but the late Fifa president transformed the fortunes of African football, writes the BBC's Piers Edwards.
Categories: African News

Farming dreams

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 6:36pm
The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector.
Categories: African News

The quest to end Sierra Leone's 'hunger season'

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 6:36pm
The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector, by growing and milling rice.
Categories: African News