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On patrol with Kenya’s locust hunters

June 6, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Kenya faces a race against time to tackle the swarms as the end of the insects’ breeding season clashes with harvests.

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Safaris go virtual as coronavirus hits tourism

June 6, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

The people can’t go to the animals, but some companies are finding ways to bring them into homes.

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Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed – France

June 5, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

A veteran jihadist, Abdelmalek Droukdel was killed in an operation in Mali, the defence minister says.

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Coronavirus: Madagascar minister fired over $2m lollipop order

June 5, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Rijasoa Andriamanana said pupils would be given lollipops to mask the taste of a coronavirus “cure”.

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Kei Kamara: ‘Being a black man in the US is very difficult’

June 5, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Sierra Leone’s US-based striker Kei Kamara says his children inspired him to join this week’s protests following the death of George Floyd.

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Doctor handed suspended jail term for Patrick Ekeng death

June 5, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

The emergency doctor who was pitchside when Cameroonian Patrick Ekeng died in Romania in 2016 has been handed an 18-month suspended jail sentence for negligence.

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FGM: Egyptian father ‘used coronavirus lie to trick daughters’ into procedure

June 5, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

The girls were cut after their father said they were receiving a coronavirus “vaccine”, officials say.

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Yvonne Orji is no longer ‘Insecure’ about Nigerian-American duality

June 5, 2020 | Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Regions - Africa

Yvonne Orji, the Nigerian-American actor from the HBO series Insecure, pokes fun at the real-life struggles she faced to get approval from her Nigerian parents when choosing a career in entertainment.

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#WeAreTired: Nigerian women speak out over wave of violence

June 5, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

Thousands sign a petition and use the hashtag #WeAreTired to protest against recent rapes and killings.

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Africa’s week in pictures: 29 May – 4 June 2020

June 5, 2020 | Source: BBC News - Africa

A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond.

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