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Cameroon became the third team to qualify for next year's African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 victory over Mauritania. Edgar Salli scored the only goal of the game after 29 minutes when he shot into the top corner from long-range to secure Cameroon's place in Gabon. Mauritania could still qualify for the finals for the first time...

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Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has appointed his daughter as head of the state oil company Sonangol. Isabel dos Santos, named by Forbes magazine as Africa's richest woman, worth an estimated $3.3bn (£2.3bn), takes on the job after the entire board was sacked by her father in April. Angola and Nigeria are Africa's largest oil producers. Critics...

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Cameroonian inventor Arthur Zang has won a £25,000 ($37,000) prize for his device that does heart examinations. The Cardiopad is a tablet computer that takes a reading and sends it to a heart specialist. It allows health workers to give heart examinations and send the results to heart specialists far away. BBC Africa's Mamadou Moussa Ba says...

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Nigerian MPs have summoned the finance minister and central bank (CBN) governor to brief them on new proposals to ease the country's economic crisis. It comes after the CBN announced plans to introduce "greater flexibility" into the foreign exchange market, a move which would allow the naira to devalue. President Muhammadu Buhari has consistently opposed its devaluation. The economy...

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You know there is trouble when you walk into East Africa's biggest supermarket and on the shelves where usually there is sugar, there are now eggs. Over the past month or so, Tanzania has been grappling with a shortage of sugar. Government and business accuse each other of creating the crisis, but many here believe it started with the...

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Tanzania has removed more than 10,000 "ghost workers" from its public sector payroll in a crackdown on corruption. Payments to the non-existent employees had been costing the government more than $2m (£1.4m) a month, according to the prime minister's office. The authorities say they are continuing to audit the public payroll and expect to find more phantom workers....

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Returning to Rwanda after an absence of several years, the BBC's Milton Nkosi finds a country which has undergone astonishing technological change. The Rwandan capital Kigali was a hive of activity this week as the city hosted the World Economic Forum on Africa. The land of a thousand hills is shaking off its negative image as a country...

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Former gold miners in South Africa can go ahead with a class action against mining companies over health damage allegedly caused by their work, a court in Johannesburg has ruled. The high court decision paves the way for what would become the largest class action in South African history. The ex-miners say they contracted silicosis, an incurable lung disease,...

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Nigeria has decided to allow petrol prices to rise by two thirds, in a bid to ease crippling fuel shortages. Petroleum Minister Ibe Kachikwu said a litre of petrol would now cost a maximum of 145 naira (£0.50), up from about 86.5 naira. As retailers get more money, the government aims to further cut back on costly subsidies. Fuel...

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Scientists in the US have warned that the shortage of yellow fever vaccines could spark a global health emergency. An outbreak of the mosquito-borne viral disease has killed 277 people in Angola since December, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO). An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association warns that it could spread to other...

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