Africa

Yemisi Adegoke: Why many Nigerians give 10% of their pay to the church

Many Nigerian Christians believe it is compulsory to give 10% of their income to the church. But some say this means poor people are funding the extravagant lifestyles of charismatic preachers.

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    Nigerian Senate was on high alert after armed men interrupted a session

    The Nigerian Senate was on high alert Wednesday after armed men interrupted a session at Nigeria's parliament, stealing its mace.

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      Chetan Singh Marwaha obituary

      My father, Chetan Singh Marwaha, who has died aged 88, twice during his lifetime suffered great upheavals during which he lost everything. But he never allowed himself to be deflected from his duty to his family and community.As a Sikh Indian subject in 1

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        Gaetan Bong says conscience clear after Rodriguez allegation found not proven

        Brighton defender Gaetan Bong says his conscience is clear after his claim of racial abuse against Jay Rodriguez was found "not proven".

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          Annan: World is 'messy' and lacking 'strong leaders'

          The former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said "cool heads and sober judgement" are needed.

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            All 14 Cosafa nations set for 2018 Cup

            All 14 members of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations will take part in May's Cosafa Cup in South Africa.

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              Zimbabwe sacks thousands of nurses on strike for better pay

              Vice-president says all strikers fired with immediate effect in interest ‘of saving lives’Zimbabwe has fired thousands of nurses who went on strike to demand higher salaries in a hardline response by the country’s new leadership to growing labour un

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                World Cup hopes drive fit-again Onyekuru

                The chance of playing at the World Cup is spurring on Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru as comes back from a serious knee injury.

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                  DR Congo FA boss Constant Omari held over corruption

                  Fifa Council member and DR Congo Football Association president Constant Omari is being questioned as part of an embezzlement probe.

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                    Salah joins Aguero in PFA team of the year

                    Champions Manchester City have five players in the the Professional Footballers' Association Players' team of the year.

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                      Somaliland poet jailed for three years in crackdown on writers

                      Naima Abwaan Qorane sentenced for ‘anti-national activity’ in former British protectorateA poet has been sentenced to three years in prison in Somaliland as part of a wide-ranging crackdown against activists and writers. Naima Abwaan Qorane, 27, was j

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                        How cheap Chinese fish imports have hooked buyers

                        Over the past few decades Kenyan fishing has rapidly declined, and imports of fish from China have captured the market.

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                          Diamond Platnumz is in trouble for a kiss

                          One of Africa's top musicians is being questioned by Tanzanian police for a video of him kissing a woman.

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                            Lauren: Africa's teams at the World Cup will not get past last eight

                            Former Arsenal and Cameroon defender Lauren says that the World Cup quarter-finals is the best that African teams can hope for in Russia.

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                              New tech revolutionizes fight against ancient diseases in Africa, Asia

                              On the second floor of an infectious-disease research facility in this African capital, Dr. Joseph Kamgno, the country's leading expert on parasitic roundworms, stood at his desk staring down at the black hard-shelled case that had just arrived from a bio

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                                'Malaria killed my daughter, I'm protecting others now'

                                Senegal is on track to be declared malaria-free by 2030.

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                                  Malaria parasites present in 25% of donor blood in some African countries, study suggests

                                  Almost one in four blood bank supplies in certain regions of Africa may have malaria parasites in them, a new study suggests.

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                                    Places at stake in Confederation Cup group phase

                                    The African Confederation Cup play-off round reaches its conclusion this week as teams attempt to reach the group phase of the competition.

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                                      Cecafa expel Zanzibar from U-17 championship in Burundi

                                      The Council for East and Central Africa FAs (Cecafa) expels Zanzibar from the Cecafa Under 17 Championship in Burundi, for using ineligible players.

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                                        Rwanda football coach sacked over sex claims wins pay-off

                                        She was wrongly dismissed over claims she had sexually assaulted her players, a Rwandan court rules.

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                                          11 lions are killed in a suspected poison attack, dealing a major blow to conservation efforts

                                          Lions are in peril. They're losing their natural habitats. They're being poached to death. And, in Africa, their population has declined 90% in the last 75 years.

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                                            Torino midfielder Joel Obi eyes World Cup place with Nigeria

                                            Torino midfielder Joel Obi sets his sights on being at the World Cup in Russia this summer with Nigeria.

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                                              Nigeria's President Buhari to meet Trump April 30

                                              Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with United States President Donald Trump at the end of the month, the White House said.

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                                                Migrant-rescue boat Open Arms released by Italian authorities

                                                Prosecutors still looking into whether captain and mission coordinator should face trialItalian authorities have released a migrant-rescue boat that has been impounded for almost a month but are still investigating two of its crew on suspicion of enabling

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                                                  South Africa backs Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup

                                                  South Africa's Football Association (Safa) pledges its 'unqualified' support for Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

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                                                    Botswana's Ian Khama: Leaving office not a train smash

                                                    Botswana's Ian Khama has just stepped down after 10 years in power - he says other African leaders should also "move aside and give others the opportunity".

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                                                      Prizewinning images of Africa, from grasshoppers to street life – in pictures

                                                      The only global prize for contemporary African photography reveals it shortlist for 2018, bringing together artists from Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Angola and Morocco as well as Europe and the US, and covering subjects as diverse as FGM, nomadic life, the plig

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                                                        Things you might not know about the Commonwealth

                                                        As Commonwealth leaders meet in London, the BBC takes a look at the facts and figures behind this club of nations.

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