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High hoops: how two brothers became Africa’s biggest circus duo

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It all started with three oranges. One school breaktime in Jimma, western Ethiopia, Bibi and Bichu Tesfamariam saw a teacher throwing fruit into the air. “He had three oranges and started doing tricks, and me and my b...

South Africa’s April floods made twice as likely by climate crisis, scientists say

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The massive and deadly floods that struck South Africa in April were made twice as likely and more intense by global heating, scientists have calculated. The research demonstrates that the climate emergency is resulti...

The designers kickstarting Africa’s style revolution

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Growing up in Ghana, it’s impossible not to find yourself immersed in fashion. An endless stream of colours and fabrics is a constant presence; there’s a palpable affinity for design and style. Every day, on my way to...

South Africa’s flood-ravaged east hit by more heavy rain

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South Africa’s flood-ravaged east has been hit by another downpour of rain, after the catastrophic storm killed nearly 400 people and left tens of thousands homeless. Flood waters from the deadliest storm to hit the c...

‘I heard a thunderstorm’: aerial video shows South Africa’s deadliest storm on record – video

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Aerial footage shows destroyed buildings and hillsides washed away by floods from a deadly storm in the South African city of Durban and surrounding areas that has killed more than 300 people, according to a senior go...

‘Climate smart’ policies could increase southern Africa’s crops by up to 500%

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The climate crisis is threatening food stocks in sub-Saharan Africa, but a comprehensive approach to food, farming and resources could increase crop production by more than 500% in some countries in the region, accord...

Africa’s health boss seeks to tempt expat medics to come back home

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During the pandemic, the UK and other rich nations have relied on African doctors and nurses to shore up their health services. Now the continent’s chief health leader is hoping to put the brain drain into reverse wit...

Widow of South Africa’s Zulu king launches legal succession bid in court

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One of the six widows of South Africa’s Zulu king launched a legal succession bid on Tuesday, arguing that she is the monarch’s only legitimate widow as they had a civil marriage, while he wed his five other wives onl...

Africa’s heritage is humanity’s – and it’s been overlooked for too long

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In my first class on an archaeology course at Lund University in Sweden, I stood out more than usual. It was not just that it was full of blond and blue-eyed students, more than in any other class I had ever attended...

Arrival of 1bn vaccine doses won’t solve Africa’s Covid crisis, experts say

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With 1bn doses of Covid vaccines expected to arrive in Africa in the coming months, concern has shifted to a global shortage of equipment required to deliver them, such as syringes, as well as insufficient planning in...

Arrival of 1bn vaccine doses won’t alone solve Africa’s Covid crisis, experts say

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With 1bn doses of Covid vaccines expected to arrive in Africa in the coming months, concern has shifted to a global shortage of equipment required to deliver them, such as syringes, as well as insufficient planning in...

Omicron variant is vaccine inequality wake-up call, says South Africa’s President Ramaphosa – video

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South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has expressed disappointment at countries that have imposed travel bans on southern African countries after the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.Omicron, named a 'variant ...

South Africa’s fresh and rotated Bomb Squad takes aim at England again

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It arrives with all the subtlety and secrecy of a great wildebeest migration. Opposing teams know it’s coming, head coaches can just about set their watch by it, but that very rarely dilutes its impact. The Bomb Squad...

South Africa’s ANC on course for worst ever electoral performance in local polls

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South Africa’s ruling ANC party looked set to deliver its worst ever electoral performance since the end of apartheid, with support expected to dip below 50%in local government polls. With more than half of polling st...

‘We are protected by prayers’: the sects hampering southern Africa’s vaccine rollout

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Hymnal melodies reverberate around the hillside in Kuwadzana, a Harare suburb. On a blisteringly hot Saturday, members of the Apostolic church, dressed in white, hum and sing together. Songs, long prayers and a little...

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock apologises for refusing to take the knee

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Quinton de Kock has apologised to his South Africa teammates and the team’s fans after withdrawing from their T20 World Cup game against the West Indies because of his refusal to take the knee. De Kock issued a statem...

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