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“I felt it when the living room fell and I felt the walls crack. And I said ‘oh, it’s over.’ " Can a local architect persuade, Emile Samba, to leave his home in Brazzaville, despite his living room collapsing into a giant ravine during a heavy downpour in 2018? 📷@liloomiss1
'Fashion can be used to amplify how we are as Nigerians' Adebayo Oke-Lawal is the founder and creative director of @OrangeCultureCo whose designs are part of the Africa Fashion exhibition at the @V_and_A museum.
"He was one of a very unique kind of creative people... He had that sense of mission." Renowned novelist Wole Soyinka remembers fellow Nigerian and writer-director Biyi Bandele who died earlier this week, aged 54.
Maz Mashru was a 20-year-old photographer in Uganda when 50 years ago, the then President Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of Asians from the country. This is his story. #Uganda50
"We want more young people to be at the decision-making table." Nigerian eco-feminist Oladosu Adenike Titilope [@the_ecofeminist ] wants more young voices to be heard on climate solutions to ensure their future is protected. #InternationalYouthDay
Just over 250 of the 822 inmates that escaped from a DR Congo prison on Wednesday, have been recaptured. ➡️
All polling stations have now closed in Kenya's general election and we'll be following the vote count on our live page ⬇️ Refresh the page for rolling updates on what #KenyaDecides2022
"Everything that's supposed to lead you to success, I completely ignore!" Kenyan comedian, internet sensation and chess champion @ElsaAngel19 (Elsa Majimbo) chats to @BBC_AudreyB about comedy, success and her new life in the US. #InternationalYouthDay ▶️
What was behind the deadly anti-government demonstrations in Sierra Leone? Not terrorism - as the government says - according to an eyewitness
“It saddened me not to vote." Why did Kenyans vote in lower numbers in the recent elections?
It appears the publishing of cumulative numbers of votes in the presidential #ElectionKE has stalled across the Kenyan Media. Global media were also doing it albeit slowly. Here are options you can use to get results as collation continues: BBC:…
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A South African firm says it will stop making coronavirus vaccines at the end of the month because it hasn't received a single order. Aspen says it will now be forced to re-purpose some of its production lines to make anaesthetics.
In the town of Mangalmé in north-eastern Chad, you could be fined for turning down a marriage proposal. The Chadian Women's Rights League has denounced the new law, as there are fears it could lead to an increase in forced marriages. ➡️
As tensions rise in Sierra Leone over the cost of living, corruption and police brutality, several anti-government protestors and police have been killed in clashes. Full report here ➡️
Agnes Pareiyo uses wooden models as a tool to educate children and adults about the harm caused by female genital mutilation (FGM). She is now also the MP for Narok North in Kenya, making her the first woman to win that seat! 🙌�fT
It's been over 45 hours since the polls closed but Kenyans still do not know who their next president will be. @DickensOlewe explains exactly why the count is taking so long ⬇️ #KenyaDecides2022 | #KenyaDecides
From Dos Santos to Mugabe - the burial disputes over ex-leaders via ⁦…
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Violence and protests have sprung up in parts of Sierra Leone as the cost of living crisis continues to impact the country. We spoke to teacher and student Raymond last month, who shared how he has been affected by soaring prices & inflation. ➡️
Kenya’s presidential results are streaming in after polls closed officially on Tuesday evening. 🗳 Millions of Kenyans are keenly monitoring the results. The electoral body,@IEBCKenyaa, has seven days from election day to announce the winner. 📸@AnnOkumumu #KenyaDecides20222i1
Trying to understand voter apathy, especially why some young people didn't bother to vote? Well, I did this radio doc in June. The election season was just a side hustle.They love democracy, but disappointed by its dividends. Listen here #KenyaDecides2022…
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Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo are searching for more than 800 prisoners set free by armed rebels in Kakwangura central prison, in North Kivu province. More here:
"We are going to make it very difficult in this election for people to go to court to challenge the results...because we are so transparent that even if they want to go to court, they would be very embarrassed to do so" IEBC comm told me #KenyaDecides2022…
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‘They are exploiting the joblessness situation’ Sierra Leone’s Information Minister Mohamed Rahman Swaray accuses ‘self-seeking politicians’ to be behind violent protests that have hit the country. 🎧
Africa Super League to change face of football on continent, says Patrice Motsepe - BBC Sport… CAF have launched the Super League, but will it be the answer to growing Arica's continental club football?
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How do you make deliveries without having a street name? That's the problem the Gambian government is trying to resolve. Some cities and towns still have unnamed streets making the job of couriers a challenge. 🚚�pd
‘Ghanaians are not inherently homophobic’ Musician @wanlov talks about Ghana’s ‘oppressive’ draft law further criminalising the LGBT community and tells @MarkDeforce what inspired his latest album ‘White Card: The Activist’
“What would you say to those who chose not to vote?” 🗳 This is just one of the questions we asked Kenyan voters as they cast their ballot in the August 9 general election. 🎥@watatingaruiyay@ashleybahatit@njorogemuigaia@AnnOkumumu #KenyaDecides202222#KenyasChoice20222Vc
Seven men linked to the sexual assault of a group of women at an abandoned mine near Johannesburg in South Africa have been officially charged with multiple counts of rape. ➡️
‘We lost a unique talent’ Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka pays tribute to Nigerian playwright Biyi Bandele who has died at 54. Biyi famously directed the film adaptation of the acclaimed novel “Half of a Yellow sun.” Full Interview on Focus on Africa 👉
"One person doesn't have all the answers" Mpumi Zikalala, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, one of the biggest iron companies in South Africa, explains why inspiring staff is beneficial to business. #CEOSecrets
While Kenyans are awaiting for the results in a hotly contested election, we take a look at what comes after the presidential results are made official? @MercyJuma_ @AnnOkumu @wafcos @EmmanuelIgunza @noni_muchiri #KenyaDecides2022 #KenyasChoice2022
It was an early start for @MercyJuma_ who spent the day covering the #KenyaElection in Nairobi. Check out how the rest of it went. #KenyaDecides2022
For Angeline Akai Lodi, voting as a blind person in this election was a better experience than previously. #KenyaDecides2022
Tunisian star tennis player and world number 5, @Ons_Jabeur, reflects on an "unbelievable" experience of playing doubles with Serena Williams and how she has already invited the American to her home country.
"I'm terrible at goodbyes, the world's worst." ✔️ Most Grand Slam titles in the modern Open Era (including men) ✔️ Highest earning female athlete of all time ✔️ An icon Serena Williams has hinted at retirement after the upcoming US Open. 👉�
In areas where voting didn't happen today, by-elections will be done on the 23rd of August this includes Mombasa and Kakamega. In Eldas, voting will happen at 6am tomorrow (10th Aug) - @IEBCKenya #KenyasChoice2022 #Elections2022
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Voter turnout was at 56% by 4 PM, says IEBC. In 2017 the final turnout was 78%. In 2013 the turnout was 86%. #KenyaDecides2022
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It's 5pm in Kenya where polls have now closed and only those still at polling stations will be allowed to cast their vote. You can follow the latest developments, as and when things happen, on our live page 👉
In 2020, #BBCAfricaEye unmasked the men behind #Crowd1 - one of the most audacious scams targeting Africa we've ever seen. 2 years later, West Africa's factchecking project @dubawaNG reports Crowd1 is using fake accounts on Facebook to target Nigerians. BBC Africa Eye's story👇…0
"Biyi had an eye for a story, was always passionate about his work and had a great love for Yoruba culture." One of Nigeria’s best known film directors and authors, Biyi Bandele, has died at the age of 54. ➡️
Millions of Kenyans are voting for their new president today. BBC's @AnnOkumu breaks down what happens at polling stations. #KenyaDecides2022
BBC reporters bring you all the latest updates from around Kenya as millions choose who will be the next leader of East Africa's powerhouse #KenyaDecides2022 🇰�…0J
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IEBC: As at noon today 6,567,869 Kenyans had turned out to vote, this equates to 30% of the total 22 million registered voters.
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In The Gambia more than half of all girls leave school before completing formal education. Fatou trains those young girls & women on solar installation, empowering them to become skilled and self-employed.
Tension remains high in Wajer County's Eldas constituency after Monday's chaos that has paralysed operations at more than 70 polling stations. IEBC is yet to give an official statement regarding the issue and whether voting indeed will take place. #KenyaDecides @BBCAfrica
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96 year old Sarah Mwihaki wasn't left out of the #KenyaElections2022. She made sure her voice was heard when she cast her vote at Mutomo Primary School, Gatundu South. @BBCAfrica #KenyaDecides2022
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Leading presidential candidates Raila Odinga and William Ruto take to the polls to cast their vote in Kenya’s general election. #KenyaDecides2022
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