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In case you missed it, we’ve just launched a music programme with all the hottest talent from across Africa. Here are some highlights from the launch! Listen to #BBCThisIsAfrica : @iam_YCEE  @SoultanAhmed  @official_joeboy  @Ksheebah1  @SympLySimi  @Nadia_nakai 

Imported For My Body. The new #BBCAfricaEye  film, coming 16 December. Subscribe to our YouTube channel now to be among the first to watch it:

'I spent eight years awaiting trial before being freed' Babagana Aliyu is one of thousands of Nigerians who spend years in prison, despite not being found guilty of a crime. @briticoyemo  | @ranmiray89 

"I feel that one condom I give to one person, will save a life." Kenyan Stanley Ngara gives out free condoms to people who request them, as well as educating people about safe sex. He gets the condoms from national and local governments, and NGOs.

How Africa will be affected by climate change

"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire." Captain Kgomotso from Botswana never thought she'd realise her dream of becoming a pilot. Now, she wants young girls to know they too can make it big in the aviation industry. #BBCSmartMoney  @zawadimudibo  @irushtony 

Botswana cancels hunters' licences for killing elephant

Africa is more vulnerable than any other region to the world's changing weather patterns


Can you believe DJ Switch only started DJ-ing about a year ago? Check out this Ghanaian superstar in action.

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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This Nigerian magician wants to be the best in the world.🧙🏾‍♂️ 19-year-old, Babs Cardini wows audiences by performing tricks on the streets of Lagos. He showed us his most popular trick - turning objects into money.

For the past year, BBC Africa Eye has been secretly investigating sexual harassment by lecturers at West Africa's most prestigious universities. Stay tuned... 👁 #BBCAfricaEye  l #SexForGrades 

"I can't stretch my arms, but I can stretch my brain so that I can do great things." 8 year-old Ayeyi has a condition that can cause bones to break at the slightest movement. But despite the pain a fracture brings, she loves to dance and refuses to let her condition define her.

"I don't feel bad when my Christian friends go for meals because I know the reason for fasting." Nadia is 10-years-old and has been fasting for #Ramadan  since she was eight. She tells #BBCWhatsNew  what the first few days of fasting has been like this year.

Thread: Sex for Grades - university lecturers harassing female students, pressuring them for sex in return for grades or admission - is a scandal that's gone on for decades. You asked #BBCAfricaEye  to investigate. This is what we found. Full doc:

How's this for some #MondayMotivation ? Meet Sackey Percy - Ghana's dancing teacher! We would have been early to class if we got to see moves like this! 🕺🏾👨🏾‍🏫 GH

"I'm intersex, I don't get periods and I'm going through menopause." Babalwa is intersex - genetically male, but physically female. She and her partner Thando spoke to our health programme Life Clinic about why that makes her a 'unicorn'. #LifeClinic  | 🏳️‍🌈