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More countries are tightening their travel restrictions after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa.

'My African idol' @OfficialBHAFC  and @FAZFootball  midfielder @EnockMwepu45  says that he is inspired by @YayaToure  - who he studies closely as he aims to improve even further.

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New face for Guinea @FIFAcom  clears @RBLeipzig_EN 's Ilaix Moriba to swap from Spain to play for #Guinea  GN - means the 18-yr-old former @FCBarcelona  player could play at the Africa Cup of Nations.

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What are the social and psychological consequences of not supporting the war in Ethiopia?

Arrested... again! The president of Football Kenya Federation Nick Mwendwa faces another weekend behind bars as he is re-arrested a day after a case against him was closed.

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"Our culture is not to speak out" Nigerian celebrities Simi and Chigul speak to the BBC about their experiences of sexism in Afro music and Nollywood

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There have been reports of shooting at the location of an #EndSARS  protest in Lekki, a wealthy suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. A number of people are reported killed and injured.

The now TikTok famous dancing pallbearers from Ghana ⚰️

THREAD 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...

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Eyewitnesses have told the BBC that police have been using tear gas at today's #EndSARS  protest in Nigeria's capital, Abuja.

The Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission warns media houses not to "embarrass government" as #EndSARS  protests lead to deaths. #BBCAfricaLive 

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Police chief Mohammed Adamu announced that Swat would now carry out the duties of SARS - but protestors want to see a full reform of the police, and many are using #EndSwat  to oppose the new unit

"We were sitting on the ground singing the national anthem, most of us had flags in our hands and we raised it up. They opened fire at us ... it became total chaos." Eyewitnesses of the #Lekkitollgate  #EndSARS  protest talk about Tuesday night's shooting:

How Nigerian activists and influencers managed to get the world to pay attention to the #EndSars  campaign

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