Mandela’s art for sale in New York

Mandela’s art for sale in New York

A pastel drawing by former South African President Nelson Mandela is expected to fetch between $60,000 and $90,000 (£46,000 to £69,000) when it goes on auction today in New York. The piece, called The Cell Door, is drawn from memory

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Uganda’s pop star MP defiant at bail hearing

Uganda’s pop star MP defiant at bail hearing

Bobi Wine was arrested over a social media tax protest Social embed from twitter NBS Television✔@nbstv VIDEO: MP Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine: I thank you for this opportunity to address court. It is not we on trial but the court.

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South Africa voter despair over water

South Africa voter despair over water

Mponeng Mofokeng is one of many resorting to private water suppliersImage caption: Mponeng Mofokeng is one of many resorting to private water suppliers Every day, Mponeng Mofokeng collects water for her household in the South African city of Mahikeng from

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President Weah back in office after snake scar

President Weah back in office after snake scar

George Weah was inaugurated as president in January 2018Image caption: George Weah was inaugurated as president in January 2018Liberia’s President and former international football star George Weah, has resumed working from his official office, exactly two weeks after he abandoned

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Reginald Mengi: Tanzania media mogul dies in Dubai

Reginald Mengi: Tanzania media mogul dies in Dubai

Reginald Mengi’s IPP group employs some 3,000 people Tanzanian self-made media magnate and philanthropist Reginald Mengi has died in Dubai at the age of 75. Mr Mengi, through his manufacturing, mining and media conglomerate IPP Group, owned newspapers and radio

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Mozambique cyclone: Death toll rises as storm blocks aid

Mozambique cyclone: Death toll rises as storm blocks aid

The death toll in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique has risen to 38, officials say, as aid workers struggle to reach the worst-affected areas. Cyclone Kenneth struck the southern African nation last week with winds of 220km/h (140mph), flattening villages and damaging

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At least 5 killed in Burkina Faso church attack

At least 5 killed in Burkina Faso church attack

At least five people including a Senior Pastor have died following an attack on a protestant church in Burkina Faso, Sunday. Security and local reports say the attack took place in Silgadji, 60 km from Djibo, the capital of Soum

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Interpol rescues 157 child slaves in Benin, Nigeria

Interpol rescues 157 child slaves in Benin, Nigeria

Up to 216 human trafficking victims have been rescued from forced labour and prostitution in a major operation in Benin and Nigeria, Interpol said on Wednesday. Operation Epervier II involved 100 police officers across the two countries who rescued 157

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Uganda to export medical marijuana

Uganda to export medical marijuana

Uganda has secured contracts to export medical marijuana products to Canada and Germany worth more than $140 million in June. South Africa is also one of the markets for unrefined cannabis buds/flowers. Since December 2017, Kampala has exported the product

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Nigerian ‘children killed’ after car hits Easter parade in Gombe

Nigerian ‘children killed’ after car hits Easter parade in Gombe

Police in Nigeria are investigating the deaths of 11 people in the north-eastern town of Gombe after a car ploughed into a procession celebrating Easter on Sunday. The driver, an off-duty security agent, was unhappy that the procession had blocked

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