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💻 African Sci-fi comic web series “Lagelu” is set in the year 2050 and depicts the continent as a world power rubbing shoulders with the rest of the world. Ayodeji Makinde is the CEO of @comicsdi  and talks about what inspired the project ⤵️

ZW@AngieMurimiriwa , the executive director o @Camfed  has won this year’s prestigious Yidan Prize for Education. Listen to this interview to find out more about how they support children socially and emotionally to thrive at school 🏫 ⤵️

🎧This week our Resident Presidents discuss the King of Thailand, another leader who is facing political turbulence ⤵️

ML Mali's interim president sworn in ZWZimbabwean artist @winkydonline  on his latest album “Njema” For a roundup of news and culture around the continent, download the latest Africa Today podcast 🎧

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An explosion in Lagos, Nigeria killed 23 people and destroyed a girls’ boarding school. But what caused it? Dr. Ambituuni, a Nigerian engineer and academic, has warned about the danger for years. #BBCAfricaEye  investigates. Watch the full film now: 🎥

Grace Umutoni grew up not knowing her birth name, only that her parents had been killed in the Rwandan genocide. Earlier this year, she decided to try and find out if she had any surviving relatives by using social media. Here's what happened:

When he was 10 years old, Temitope lost an eye trying to protect his mum from armed robbers. Though finding a job has been difficult, he tells us how he overcame the struggles and fell in love with photography.

Fifty years ago, the UK forced the Chagossian people to leave their island homes, to make way for a US military base. Will they ever be allowed to return for good? The story of eviction, exile, and the long-running battle over the Chagos islands #TheComb 

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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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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.

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.

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