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June 28, 2017
Politics
South Africa government blamed as millions live in shacks

South Africa is one of the largest industrial economies in Africa, but up to 10 million people live in shacks in informal settlements. Some residents say been waiting decades for government housing programmes to help them. Can the government do more?
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June 23, 2017
Politics
South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation critical

South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost two million people are on the brink of starvation, the country's government and the United Nations said in reports.
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June 23, 2017
Politics
Q&A: Will CAR peace accord bring end to violence?

The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has struck a peace deal with most of the country's armed groups in a bid to end a long-running conflict that has killed thousands of people. The "immediate ceasefire" agreement entails political representation for the rebel groups, including the Muslim Seleka and Christian anti-Balaka militias, in return for an end to attacks and blockades. The deal, which was signed in Italy on Monday, was hailed as a significant development amid growing concerns following a recent escalation in inter-religious and inter-communal violence.
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June 19, 2017
Politics
Why did Qatar leave the Djibouti-Eritrea border?

The media has been quick to associate Qatar's decision to withdraw its peacekeeping forces from the disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border with the Gulf crisis. This connection was most likely made because Qatar's decision came only days after both Djibouti and Eritrea announced that they are siding with Saudi Arabia in the diplomatic rift and downgraded their diplomatic relations with Qatar.
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June 19, 2017
Politics
Are Zuma's allies jumping ship?

The road to the ANC’s December elective conference is becoming interestingly uncertain; even for those within the party who thought they were guaranteed victory in what promises to be a very dramatic conference. President Zuma’s camp, Camp Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, seems to be encountering serious headwinds, not only caused by the rival Cyril Ramaphosa, but also from some people who were presumed to be Zuma’s allies.
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June 14, 2017
Medical
Are African footballers more susceptible to heart attacks?

Are African footballers more susceptible to heart attacks? The recent death of Ivorian footballer Cheick Tiote on the pitch brought an outpouring of sadness in the world of football. This left us asking if there is any evidence to suggest that African players are more likely to die on the pitch than other players.
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June 08, 2017
Conflicts/Problems In Africa
Southern Cameroon problem

Currently, there is a problem in Cameroon. The English-speaking Cameroonians (Southern Cameroon) claim they are being marginalised and treated as second-class citizens by the french-speaking Cameroonians. Is it true that they are treated this way? What do do think?
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June 05, 2017
Family Life
One man, four wives: The new hit reality TV show

A new hit reality TV show has restarted a debate over the traditional practice of polygamy in South Africa. Musa Mseleku says he wants to change people's perceptions of polygamy. And he's getting some help - from his four wives. The 43-year-old property developer, along with his wives and their 10 children, are the stars of a new reality show called Uthando Nes’thembu, which translates as "Love and Polygamy". The series, which premiered 19 May, is consistently a top trending topic on Twitter in South Africa, with thousands of tweets debating the place of this traditional set-up in modern s
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June 05, 2017
Diplomatic
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar. Qatar calls decision by Gulf nations and Egypt 'unjustified', saying allegations against Doha have 'no basis in fact'. Is this correct? What do you think?
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May 30, 2017
Economy
Africa - One Currency?

Countries in Europe are using the same currency, Euro. Is it time for African countries to adopt the same policy? I think this will be a step towards working together better. What do you think?
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May 20, 2017
Medical
How severe is the latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo?

Ebola is one of the world's most fatal and rare diseases. The last outbreak in west Africa killed more than 11,000 people. Now, Ebola appears to be back. But this time it is heading east to the Democratic Republic of the Congo where health officials confirmed the outbreak after taking samples from victims in a remote northern village.
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May 20, 2017
Economy
Are a million African migrants really on their way to Europe?

"Already, I’m informed by very well informed guys and girls who are working on the area, and in the area at the moment, that there’s potentially up to a million migrants already, if not more in the pipeline coming up from Central Africa and the Horn of Africa."
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