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AfricaLink on Air - 20 February 2019


Burundi rejects a call to withdraw its troops, part of AMISOM from Somalia +++S African government to bail out cash strapped state power firm+++ How the Cameroon’s anglophone crisis has disrupted learning for thousands of children


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AfricaLink on Air - 19 February 2019


Nigeria's electoral body dismisses reports of circulating ballot papers ahead of polls+++ Mixed reactions after Kenya bans skin bleaching products+++ What impact did the Pan-African conference demanding a greater voice and freedom for African colonies have on the continent 100 years later?


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Africalink on Air - 18 February 2019


Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response+++Kenyans take to social media to express their anger over maritime border spat+++Semenya takes gender rule challenge to sports court.


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Spotlight on Europe - 15 February 2019


Anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise here in Europe with the latest being reported in France+++Hungary reduces taxes for families with over 4 children to boost its declining population+++And a 75-year-old grandmother says exercise has given her a new lease of life.


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AfricaLink on Air - 14 February 2019


Voters in northeastern Nigeria eager to vote despite the Boko Haram threat+++Cameroon's main opposition leader Kamto charged with rebellion+++ Ghanaian women leaders strive to flourish in a male dominated system++Prophet Bushiris’s supporters rally behind him following fraud and money laundering allegations.


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Africalink on Air - 13 February 2019


Nigeria’s top candidates pledge a peaceful election+++The family of a Kenyan activist who was found dead call for an autopsy fearing an abortion cover-up from the police+++Interracial couples continue to face obstacles in South Africa, 25 years after the end of Apartheid.


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AfricaLink on Air - 12 February 2019


4 people killed as a hospital is torched down in Cameroon's anglophone west+++ Nigerian media steps up fight against fake news ahead of general elections +++ Project to empower refugees at Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp is launched


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AfricaLink on Air - 11 February 2019


The Africa Union vows to support migrants and the displaced as summit comes to a close+++Stateless people in Kenya call on authorities to consider their plight and give them identity cards +++Nearly 100 children have died of Ebola virus in DRC since last year


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Africalink on Air - 08 February 2019


Security across the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa are beefed up as dignitaries and heads of states from across the continent gather for the annual AU summit+++Mali’s President Ibrahim Bubacar Keita hails Germany for continued support to the country +++South Africa’s “Please Call Me” movement mobilizes citizens to boycott Vodacom’s products.


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Spotlight on Europe - 08 February 2019


At least 14 people have lost an eye in France yellow vest protests, after being shot by controversial police rubber bullets +++A Gamble With Death: that's the title of a book by Kelechi Goodluck, a Nigerian living in Spain. In it, he talks about his journey to Europe through the Sahara desert and across the Mediterranean sea +++Exorcism in Italy amid warnings from Pope Francis about the devil.


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