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The best books of the year so far 2020
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The best books of the year so far 2020

The best books of the year so far 2020 From candid memoir and unsettling dystopia to the Booker-shortlisted novels, Lindsay Baker rounds up BBC Culture’s

Why Nigerian looters are targeting Covid-19 aid
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Why Nigerian looters are targeting Covid-19 aid

By Nduka OrjinmoBBC News, Abuja Published duration5 hours ago image copyrightGetty Images Looting has continued in Nigeria as people targeted government warehouses holding Covid-19 aid

Tanzania elections: Why pop stars are hailing President Magufuli
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Tanzania elections: Why pop stars are hailing President Magufuli

By Basillioh Mutahi & Athuman MtulyaBBC News Published duration21 hours ago image copyrightGetty Images image captionBaba Lao, a song by Africa’s top star Diamond Platnumz,

Somalia conflict: Al-Shabab ‘collects more revenue than government’
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Somalia conflict: Al-Shabab ‘collects more revenue than government’

By Mary HarperAfrica editor, BBC World Service News Published duration6 hours ago image copyrightAFP image captionAl-Shabab has been fighting the UN-backed government in Mogadishu for

Climate change: ‘Dangerous and dirty’ used cars sold to Africa
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Climate change: ‘Dangerous and dirty’ used cars sold to Africa

By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent Published duration12 hours ago image copyrightGetty Images image captionA traffic jam in Lagos: Around a quarter of used cars imported into

‘It felt like some part of my world exploded open’
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‘It felt like some part of my world exploded open’

Booker Prize: Ethiopian writer Maaza Mengiste on The Shadow King Ethiopian writer Maaza Mengiste has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize for her book, The

Tanker stowaways: Seven men arrested over ship’s ‘hijacking’
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Tanker stowaways: Seven men arrested over ship’s ‘hijacking’

Published duration7 hours ago media captionThe stowaways had posed “a clear threat to life on the ship”, the Defence Secretary said Seven people have been

Confederation Cup: Berkane win first African title
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Confederation Cup: Berkane win first African title

Berkane win the Confederation Cup a year after losing the final Morocco’s RS Berkane beat Egyptians Pyramids 1-0 in the first one-legged Confederation Cup final

Why food allergies are on the rise
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Why food allergies are on the rise

Why food allergies are on the rise (Image credit: Getty Images ) Food allergies can be extremely risky, even fatal – and they’re on the

Why this recession disproportionately affects women
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Why this recession disproportionately affects women

Why this recession disproportionately affects women The Covid-19 recession is unique among modern economic shocks in its harm to women’s finances and prospects. Can this