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Nigeria's President @MBuhari says he has ordered the police and military to be "ruthless" with vote-riggers, following the last-minute postponement of #NigeriaDecides2019. Critics said his comments condoned "jungle justice".
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Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari vows to deal with vote riggers https://t.co/jOxWBb53wz
"Sometimes the airline people give me food. It's the same every day but I am grateful to them."

This is the story of 24-year-old Eissa Muhamad, a Niger national who was expelled from Israel and has been stuck at Addis Ababa airport for months. https://t.co/fLofcLxInm
"If parkour became an Olympic sport, people wouldn't think it's such a taboo thing to do - or it's just for people who want to muck around."

#BBCWhatsNew went to meet Michael, who loves parkour and wants it to be showcased on the biggest global platform for sport.
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Today’s African #proverb: One courting bows down and raises his head when married. A Shona proverb sent by Esther Zvobgo, Harare, Zimbabwe. How do you interpret this proverb? https://t.co/zh2v6HPU2N
Is Africa’s biggest democracy ready for Saturday's polls? https://t.co/zHrAnQVZPT
Is Africa’s biggest democracy ready for Saturday's polls?
Niger man deported by Israel marooned in Ethiopian airport https://t.co/9gXULtrtRV
Liberia gold mine collapse: Dozens arrested at 'lawless' rescue site https://t.co/F1JdzZ73fZ

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In July 2018, a horrifying video began to circulate on social media.

2 women & 2 young children are led away by a group of soldiers. They are blindfolded, forced to the ground, and shot 22 times.

#BBCAfricaEye investigated this atrocity. This is what we found...
Can you believe DJ Switch only started DJ-ing about a year ago? Check out this Ghanaian superstar in action.
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A suspected poacher has been eaten by a lion, leaving only his head behind.

South African police say the unidentified man's remains were found lying next to a loaded hunting rifle in a private game reserve near the Kruger National Park on Saturday.

https://t.co/ed011r4Fb8
"I started taking pictures when I was 4, but I started with the camera when I was 2."

Moyinoluwa Oluwaseun is the 7-year-old superstar photographer from Nigeria who is snapping all the stars! 📸👧🏾🇳🇬
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What's 78,000 x 550? 10-year-old, Sibahle Zwane can work that out for you - without using a calculator!

(Btw, answer is: 42,900,000)
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YOUR VIEWS: Disney has successfully trademarked the Swahili phrase HAKUNA MATATA, which means 'No Problem'. But Zimbabwean activist Shelton Mpala likens this to 'colonialism and robbery', and so far his online petition has gathered over 30000 signatures
The wait is over: 's two-year long undercover investigation into football in Africa has revealed shocking footage of over 100 referees and officials taking cash before matches. brings you#BBCAfricaEye this exclusive story about his highly controversial investigation.
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President Mugabe is not sleeping at conferences, but closing his eyes to protect them, his spokesman says. https://t.co/DaMCLKW0cw
🤕 "Don't break your head!" Nigeria's first skate crew on the growing scene in Lagos, and how many residents aren't sure what to make of it.
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"My life will not end like this under the bridge. No."

We spent a day with three men who came to Lagos to look for a better life, but found themselves sleeping under a flyover in the city.
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