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Meet Kwezi - Africa's cartoon superhero

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 7:03pm
Most comic book superheroes are Europeans or white Americans but one artist in South Africa has been trying to change that.
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Zimbabwe shutdown

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 6:52pm
Why are Zimbabweans being urged to observe a two-day national "shutdown"?
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Uganda's Yoweri Museveni's roadside call gets Twitter users guessing

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:04pm
Ugandans have been poking fun at their president after he was snapped seated on a deckchair on the side of a village road, chatting on the phone.
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South Sudan ceasefire declared by Kiir and Machar holding

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:36am
A ceasefire appears to be holding in South Sudan's capital, Juba, after four days of clashes between rival forces left more than 270 dead.
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Fifa lifts the threat of a global ban for Uganda

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:05am
Football's world governing body Fifa lifts the threat of a global ban on Uganda following a meeting in Kampala on Tuesday.
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Siya Makuzeni: South Africa's trombone-playing jazz singer

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 8:00am
At South Africa's National arts festival, trombone-playing jazz singer Siya Makuzeni explains how she manages to perform both.
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Zimbabwe pastor Evan Mawarire 'charged with inciting violence'

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 6:51am
A Zimbabwean pastor, who is leading a campaign against the government's handling of the economy, is reportedly charged with inciting public violence.
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Boy, 3, with organs outside his abdomen to undergo surgery

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:17am
A three-year-old from Ghana born with his organs outside his abdomen is to undergo life-saving surgery at an Oxford hospital.
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