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Sona Jobarteh - Jarabi
 
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Sona Jobarteh hails from a long West African tradition of Griots and kora players; her grandfather was the master Griot Amadu Bansang Jobarteh. Creating her own history, she has broken from the male-dominated kora tradition to become the family's first female virtuoso of the instrument. Here Sona Jobarteh performs the traditional Malian song, Jarabi, accompanied by Femi Temowo on guitar and percussionist Robert Fordjour.
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Sona Jobarteh - Saya
 
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Sona Jobarteh hails from a long West African tradition of Griots and kora players; her grandfather was the master Griot Amadu Bansang Jobarteh. With a debut album and a film score already available, Sona is working on tracks for her second album release, Fasiya. She came to Bush House to perform a video session for BBC Network Africa. On this track Sona Jobarteh plays acoustic guitar and is accompanied by Femi Temowo on electric guitar and Robert Fordjour on percussion.
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Oliver Mtukudzi - Neria
 
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As the BBC's Connected Africa Day focuses on Africa's new broadband connectivity, Network Africa sessions step in to provide you with the opportunity to really test the new technology by watching the great Zimbabwean singer and guitarist, Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi performing two tracks live in our Bush House studios. This classic track, Neria is about the strength of women and how they should take their place and not feel inferior to men.
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'Ozil sent me an Arsenal kit after seeing my homemade shirt' - BBC Africa
 
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Kenyan Lawrence Masira has always been a huge Arsenal fan. The 12-year-old Maasai boy even drew the name of star midfielder Mesut Ozil on the back of an Arsenal shirt his mother bought him. A picture of Lawrence's makeshift shirt was posted on Twitter by journalist Eric Njiru, and eventually came to the attention of the Arsenal player. The rest is history! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Sudan's Livestream Massacre - Documentary - BBC Africa Eye
 
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On June 3, 2019, there was a massacre on the streets of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. This is the story of that massacre, told through the phone cameras of those who kept filming, even as they came under live fire. BBC Africa Eye has now analysed more than 300 videos shot in Khartoum on June 3rd. Using these videos, we can bring you a shocking, street-level view of the violence that was inflicted on protesters that morning - and the first direct testimony from men who say they took part in this attack. Watch this film in Arabic / يمكن مشاهدة هذا الفيلم الوثائقي باللغة العربية هنا: https://youtu.be/7Ts72P_GUUk Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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"I wanted to die": The 'hell' of kafala jobs in the Middle East - BBC Africa Eye
 
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Many African and Asian countries have banned the recruitment of domestic workers for countries in the Middle East who subscribe to the “kafala” system. Under the system, foreign maids are legally bound to their employer and have limited rights. Employers can take advantage of their position and many women are overworked, underpaid and physically abused. Testimonies from women who escaped and private recordings show a world of powerlessness and abuse, hidden behind closed doors. This week’s Africa Eye, “Maid in Hell” is part of the “Why Slavery?” series from THE WHY. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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How a street kid became a pilot - BBC Africa Eye documentary
 
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In our series of films looking at the topic of modern masculinity in Africa, we're looking at the role of the father figure. Michael Mwangi was rescued from a Nairobi slum and realised his dream of becoming a pilot, thanks to his father figure Fredrick Mwaura. Produced and directed by: John-Allan Namu and Elijah Kanyi Edited by: John Gathuna Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Wanlov the Kubolor - Human Being (Just Like You)
 
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Ghana's self-dubbed 'African Gypsy', Wanlov the Kubolor has worked for a long time with his friend and fellow musician, M3nsa. Wanlov performs 'Human Being (Just Like You)' from his 2007 Green Card album accompanied by M3nsa on backing vocals and Alex Hunter on acoustic guitar.
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Suicide Stories: Are Kenya's men in crisis? - BBC Africa Eye documentary
 
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In our series of films looking at the topic of modern masculinity in Africa, the first issue we go into is suicide amongst Kenyan men. Filmed, produced and directed by: Peter Murimi Producer: Toni Kamau Edited by: Sam Soko We went to Nyandarua County located in Central Kenya where 70 people – almost all of them men - killed themselves last year. BBC Africa Eye's Peter Murimi investigates why this is happening. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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WOMEN OF AFRICA: Deafblind lawyer Haben Girma on breaking barriers
 
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Haben Girma was the first deafblind student to graduate from Harvard Law School. Today the Eritrean-American fights for better education for deafblind people worldwide. FULL TRANSCRIPT (AND TEXT DESCRIPTION) [Video opens with photos of African women and lively music. Music ends with the words: ‘Women of Africa: Africa’s Unsung Heroes’ under the BBC logo] [Screen now shows Haben sitting in a chair in her office] Haben says: “My mother grew up during the 30 years of war in Eritrea, where Eritreans struggled to gain independence from Ethiopia. And when she was 16, she took the very dangerous journey, walking three weeks through the deserts of Eritrea. And then a reparatory organisation helped her come to the United States.” [Screen now shows text on black background, reading:] Haben Girma Lawyer Haben, 27, was born in the US after her mother fled Eritrea as a refugee in the early 1980s. She was the first deafblind student to graduate from Harvard Law School. Haben is now a lawyer with the non-profit group Disability Rights Advocates in California. [Screen now shows Haben with her dog, walking down the street then walking past the reception desk at her workplace, Disability Rights Advocates. Then we see a photo of Haben with an older woman and man, wearing her graduation gown and holding a certificate. Followed by a photo of Haben being awarded her graduation certificate]. Haben says: “I am an attorney here and I grew up facing access barriers as a deafblind person, and that inspired me to become a lawyer. And when I first started at Harvard Law School, there were very few deafblind attorneys. I couldn't turn to older deafblind individuals and ask. I had to figure it out a lot on my own. So graduating from Harvard Law School says a lot about what can be done when people have the right attitude.” [Screen now shows text on black background, reading:] One of Haben’s priorities is to help deafblind people communicate through better access to technology. [Screen now shows Haben, pictured with her assistant who is typing while she uses her digital braille display.] Haben says: “There are so many forms of communicating information. And if we’re creative and open-minded, we’ll find those forums. I use a digital braille display and QWERTY keyboard for communication. The braille display shows in digital braille, mechanical dots pop up to form braille letters. And, as I am reading, my assistant Chris types on a QWERTY keyboard when there are conversations going on.” [Screen now shows video clip of President Obama walking onto stage to applause.] [Screen now shows text on black background, reading:] Haben met President Obama at the White House to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. [Screen now shows Haben sitting in her office. Then photos of Haben Girma with President Obama, who is typing her a message on a keyboard while she uses her digital braille display.] Haben says: “At the White House celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, President Obama met with me and he used alternative technologies to communicate with me.” [Screen now shows video clip of President Obama giving Haben a hug and then typing “I couldn’t type a hug” to which she says “I prefer real hugs to types hugs!” Both laugh.] Haben says: “That sends a very empowering message - it reminds the rest of the United States and the world that having an inclusive attitude ensures that people with disabilities can contribute their talents to society.”
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'I have albinism, my twin does not': The family rejecting superstitious beliefs - BBC Africa
 
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People with albinism in Africa often face discrimination, but this Nigerian family is determined to see a change in how the society treats them. Taiwo grew up with albinism, but his twin brother Kehinde did not have the genetic disorder. Despite finding this confusing as children, the twins explain how they coped with the challenges of growing up as brothers with different skin colour. And now they're determined to break some of the negative superstitious beliefs associated with the condition. Video Journalist: Olufemi Gabriel for BBC News Yoruba. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Why is Egypt so good at Squash? - BBC Sport Africa
 
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There are some sports in which certain countries are just really good at. We're talking New Zealand and Rugby, Brazil and football, Kenya and middle distance running. And it might surprise you that an African country dominates the sport of squash. BBC Sport Africa's Isaac Fanin is here to find out why Egypt is so good at squash. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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The artist who 'paints' with recycled plastic
 
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The materials needed to make art can be expensive, too expensive for some. But one artist in South Africa has found away to combine his artistic passion and his love of recycling. Mbongeni Buthelezi collects plastic bags from the streets around his Johannesburg studio and melts them to create a unique kind of art - he calls it "plastic fantastic". Video journalist: Christian Parkinson
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M3nsa - Anaa
 
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No 1 Mango Street is the latest album release from Ghanaian rapper, M3nsa. Together with friend and collaborator, Wanlov the Kubolor, M3nsa came to our Bush House studios to perform a Network Africa video session. He singss 'Anaa' from the new album, accompanied by Wanlov on backing vocals and Alex Hunter on acoustic guitar.
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Queen Njinga Mbande - African Women You Need to Know
 
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Queen Njinga Mbande lived from 1583 to 1663. She was the monarch of the Mbundu people and ruled a region which is in present-day Angola. Digital producer: Maryam Ghanbarzadeh Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcafrica/
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'The trauma constantly kept coming back': My FGM story | BBC Africa #TalkItOut
 
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Leyla underwent FGM at just seven years old. Till this day, the trauma caused by her experience still haunts her even in her adult life. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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On the road with Bobi Wine, Uganda's 'ghetto president' - BBC Africa
 
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Bobi Wine has gone from being a popular singer to an MP and now says he will challenge long-time President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 election. The 37-year-old is hoping to be the candidate of Uganda's youth, who make up more than half of the population. BBC reporter Catherine Byaruhanga spoke to the musician about his future plans. Video journalist: Michael Onyiego. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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How could the Rwandan genocide happen? - BBC Africa
 
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In just 100 days in 1994, about 800,000 people were slaughtered in Rwanda by ethnic Hutu extremists. They were targeting members of the minority Tutsi community, as well as their political opponents. But how did the genocide start, and what is it like in Rwanda now? BBC Africa's Victoria Uwonkunda explains. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Meet Amina Hersi - one of Africa's most successful female entrepreneurs
 
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We speak to Amina Hersi, one of Africa's most successful female entrepreneurs. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcafrica/
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The village that built its own wi-fi network - BBC Africa
 
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With data costs in South Africa amongst the highest on the continent, how can poor rural communities be expected to get online and join the fourth industrial revolution? Well, the village of Mankosi has been at the forefront of an experiment to bridge the internet gap and make cheap wifi a reality. And it's a project that could have major implications for similar communities around the world. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson Reporter: Vauldi Carelse Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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What's happening in Sudan? - BBC Africa
 
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Sudan is in a political crisis after a tumultuous month in the capital, Khartoum, in which pro-democracy campaigners were shot dead on the streets. Negotiations had been taking place between the protestors and the military over who would take control following the ousting of long-time President Omar al-Bashir. But talks ended when a military crackdown on 3 June left dozens of protesters dead. BBC's Mohanad Hashim, a Sudanese journalist, explains his fears for the immediate future of his country. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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What it's like to compete in Ghana's National Science and Maths Quiz
 
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A TV science and maths quiz show where schools are pitted against each other has had Ghanaians hooked for years. We followed one contestant on his journey of persistence and preparation, in the pursuit of victory. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Homeless in Lagos: Why I sleep under a bridge - BBC Africa
 
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Under the bridges. In doorways. On street corners. You don't have to look too hard to see that homelessness is a big problem in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos. Amnesty International suggests that more than 30,000 have been forcibly evicted from settlements, and a further 300,000 are under threat. Many flee to Lagos after being displaced by Boko Haram in the north-east of the country. We spent a day with Godwin who came to Lagos to look for a better life, but found himself sleeping under a flyover in the city. Video Journalists: Joshua Akinyemi and Mariam Koné. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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'Why I forgave the man who killed my children' - Rwandan genocide survivor - BBC Africa
 
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Twenty-five years ago Rwanda descended into mass murder on a scale that still shocks the world. Anne-Marie watched as her neighbour killed two of her children in the Rwandan genocide. But she has forgiven the man responsible. Rwanda has always been a tightly controlled society and under President Paul Kagame, the media is closely monitored. Here's one moving story of survival and reconciliation. Video producers: Jean-Paul Habyarimana, Ciru Muriuki and Didier Bikorimana for BBC Factfinder. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Shea butter in Ghana: Hard labour for smooth skin
 
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What is the price of having smooth skin? Some people spend a lot of money on beauty products which contain shea butter, but not much of that trickles down to the widows of a small farming community in northern Ghana who process nuts from which the moisturising paste is made. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcafrica/
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My stolen childhood: understanding the trokosi system - BBC Africa Eye documentary
 
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Thousands of women across West Africa have been enslaved by a centuries old practice called “trokosi”. Girls are forced to live and work with priests in religious shrines, for the rest of their lives, to “pay” for the sins of family members. Although the practice has officially been banned in Ghana, it’s still happening there and in other parts of West Africa but on a smaller scale. Twenty years after she was freed from this practice, Brigitte Sossou Perenyi goes on a journey to understand what trokosi really is and why her family gave her away. Subscribe to our channel for more investigative journalism. Nothing stays hidden forever. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Bridget Achieng: "Baby girl, nothing goes for nothing" - BBC Africa Eye
 
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In Kenya, "sugar daddy" relationships are out in the open - in nightclubs, on campuses, and all over social media. Bridget Achieng is a Kenyan model, socialite, and reality TV star. But she didn’t always live the glam life. She takes us back to the slums where she grew up, and talks frankly about how she made herself famous through sex appeal, rich tycoons, and social media. *** Following some inaccurate coverage of Bridget in the Kenyan media, the BBC would like to make clear that - as we show in our film - Bridget ran a jewellery business, contributes to Nairobi Diaries, and leads a charitable foundation for children in Kibera. She currently runs an interior design consultancy in Nairobi, and has recently announced that she is expecting a baby. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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El Hadji Diouf - Senegal and Liverpool's controversial football legend
 
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Controversial Senegal football legend El Hadji Diouf says he's fitter than ever and enjoying life away from the pitch, advising the president on how to bring through the next generation of sport stars. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcafrica/
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Keziah Jones - Kpafuca
 
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Network Africa's video sessions continue with a performance from Nigerian musician Keziah Jones, the inventor and master of Blu-funk. Influenced by Fela Kuti and Jimi Hendrix, Keziah shuttles back and forth between West Africa, Europe and the US, singing, playing guitar and absorbing new musical styles as he goes. He came to Bush House to perform a session for Network Africa. Kpafuca appears on his 2003 album, Black Orpheus.
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The Hidden Lives Of 'Housegirls' - Full documentary - BBC Africa Eye
 
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In Uganda, young women are leaving their homes to try and find jobs as domestic workers, but for some their new lives can lead to mistreatment and abuse. A charity in Kenya is calling for the introduction of laws to protect domestic workers, who are commonly referred to as ‘housegirls’, to ensure their safety. For BBC Africa Eye, reporter Nancy Kacungira has been investigating why young women living near Uganda’s border are leaving their villages to find work in Kenya. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Sauti Sol's Short n Sweet: meet choreographer Aggie the Dance Queen
 
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You'll know her from Sauti Sol and Nyashinski's "Short n Sweet". Aggie the Dance Queen has made a name for herself, and we caught up with her in her dance studio to talk about her fame, her future plans, and THAT outfit. Make sure you subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica You can always visit our website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ @ us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ We've got so much more on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Peter Ndlovu - catching up with Africa's first black Premier League footballer  - BBC Africa
 
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Former Zimbabwe footballer Peter Ndlovu has said he would be prepared to give his national shirt to President Robert Mugabe. The former Coventry City striker was the first black African player to play in the English Premier League. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcafrica
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How Tanzania avoided tribalism
 
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Many African countries experience violence and intimidation fuelled by tribalism. But Tanzania seems to be an exception. Despite having more than 100 ethnic groups and bordering eight countries, it has succeeded in overcoming tribal tensions in a region where some neighbours have failed to do so. The BBC's Tulanana Bohela reports from Dar Es Salaam.
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Premier League footballers get hairstyles from this African barber
 
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Nikky Okyere, who came to the UK from Ghana, has become the go-to barber for English Premier League footballers from Africa, like Crystal Palace FC's Bakery Sako and Wilfried Zaha. Describing himself as a 'hair therapist', some of his other clients include Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Jordon Ibe, Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu, Mario Balotelli, Christian Benteke, and Danny Welbeck. Apart from running his own barbershop in Camberwell, south London, he also does home visits to some of his more famous customers.
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Stealing from the Sick - Full documentary - BBC Africa Eye
 
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Everyone in Uganda is entitled to free medicine to combat killer diseases like malaria. Despite Government efforts to improve access to essential medicines, a significant number of people have to use private facilities because of frequent stockouts. BBC Africa Eye headed undercover to expose one of the reasons why there is shortage of life saving drugs – medicine theft by medical professionals. Africa Eye worked together with the Ugandan investigative journalist, Solomon Serwanjja. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba in Timbuktu
 
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Bassekou Kouyate and his band Ngoni Ba made one of the best received African albums of 2009. "I Speak Fula", released in September followed the hugely successful 2007 Segu Blue album. Through his music, Bassekou and his band have breathed new life into Ngoni playing. The traditional string instrument made of wood or calabash with animal skin stretched across it was always played sitting down on stage. Bassekou and his band changed that, strapping the Ngonis over their shoulders like guitars and bringing the instruments to the front of the stage. Bassekou and Ngoni Ba headlined on Friday night at the Festival of the Desert. We made contact with him on Saturday and he invited us to come to where he and his band were staying in Timbuktu to film an unplugged performance in the more traditional style. Again, we found ourselves racing the setting sun, trying to get the performance recorded before the light failed us. We borrowed his neighbour's rooftop and Bassekou Kouyate, his wife Amy Sacko, Calabash player Alou Coulibaly and Ngoni bassplayer Moussa Bah performed this beautiful version of "Jonkoloni" from the album Segu Blue.
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Sudan’s Secret Hit Squads Used to Attack Protests - BBC Africa Eye documentary
 
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These are images Sudan’s government does not want you to see: teams of masked, plainclothes agents chasing down protesters, beating them, and dragging them off to secret detention centres in Khartoum. Who are these hit squads? Where are these detention centres? And what happens inside their walls? BBC Africa Eye has analysed dozens of dramatic videos filmed during the recent uprising, and spoken with witnesses who have survived torture at the hands of the Bashir regime. Some of these protesters tell us about a secret and widely feared holding facility – The Fridge – where the cold is used an instrument of torture. Investigation led by: Benjamin Strick Abdulmoniem Suleiman Klaas Van Dijken Aliaume Leroy Produced and Edited by: Suzanne Vanhooymissen Tom Flannery Daniel Adamson Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Find out why women in Tanzania are addicted to soil
 
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Dirt is a common craving in many parts of Africa - especially amongst pregnant women who need the nutrients contained within the soil. In Tanzania the special clay soil is known as "udongo wa pemba", Swahili for "The Soil of Pemba". Focus on Africa's Tulanana Bohela travelled specially to the hills of Morogoro to find out what dirt really tastes like...but her journey begins in a famous market in Dar Es Salaam.
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Oliver Mtukudzi - Kupokana
 
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Oliver Mutukudzi with a song called Kupokana - a warning to be careful about the words that come out of your mouth. As the BBC's Connected Africa Day focuses on Africa's new broadband connectivity, Network Africa sessions step in to provide you with the opportunity to really test the new technology by watching the great Zimbabwean singer and guitarist, Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi performing two tracks live in our Bush House studios.
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Exclusive interview with Ugandan MP Bobi Wine
 
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Uganda's pop star MP Bobi Wine speaks exclusively to BBC Swahili's Zuhura Yunus in the US, where he has been receiving medical treatment. The military denies his allegation that he was assaulted in their custody. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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When Alex Iwobi went to Lagos, Nigeria - BBC Sport Africa
 
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We met up with Arsenal and Nigeria footballer Alex Iwobi when he returned to Lagos to visit a football academy. He met up with some of the young players who look up to him as an inspiration. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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'I used to be scared looking in the mirror' - scleroderma activist Farah Khaleck - BBC Africa
 
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Farah Khaleck from Kenya has scleroderma, an autoimmune disease which causes hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues. She spoke to us about what it's like living with the rare and incurable condition, and says she wants to inspire young people to love and embrace themselves. Video journalists: Anne Okumu and Anthony Irungu. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Theresa Kachindamoto - African Women You Need to Know
 
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Theresa Kachindamoto is the senior chief of Dedza district Central Malawi. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcafrica/
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Keziah Jones - Lagos vs New York
 
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Inflenced by Fela Kuti and Jimi Hendrix, Nigerian-born and New York based 'Blu-funk' musician, Keziah Jones performed a Network Africa session in studio S6 at Bush house. "Lagos vs New York" is from his five track Nigerian Funk EP which comes in advance of the release of his fifth album, Nigerian Wood, due out in the autumn. Described as "an album of pride and love" Keziah's new material seeks to represent Nigeria in a more contemporary cultural context with this track drawing parallels between his two favourite cities.
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Get to know Patson Daka, Zambia's football sensation
 
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The inspirational story of Patson Daka, the 19-year-old football sensation from Zambia, who plays for Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Sweet Sweet Codeine: What Happened Next? - BBC Africa Eye
 
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In Nigeria, thousands of young people are addicted to codeine cough syrup – a medicine that’s become a street drug. The Nigerian senate estimates that 3 million bottles of codeine syrup are drunk every day in just two states – Kano and Jigawa. BBC Africa Eye went undercover to investigate the people behind Nigeria's cough syrup crisis. One year later, new laws have come into effect in Nigeria to protect it's youths from the chains of codeine addiction. But just what happened next? Subscribe to our channel for more investigative journalism. Nothing stays hidden forever. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africaeye Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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Boko Haram: A decade of terror explained - BBC Africa
 
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It is exactly 10 years since the leader of Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed in police custody. His death sparked a campaign of terror in Nigeria that has left more than 30,000 people dead and displaced more than two million people. The BBC's Nigeria correspondent Mayeni Jones examines the roots of the militant group, its rise to global infamy and whether it will remain a force in the region in the next decade. Graphics, animation and editing: Manuella Bonomi Producers: Naomi Scherbell-Ball and Hugo Williams Researchers: Sheila Kimani and Princess Abumere Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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The London barbershop launching Afrobeats stars
 
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Nikky Okyere is the chosen stylist of Premier League players and Afrobeat stars. His barbershop in Camberwell, South London, has become a platform for dancers and musicians to launch their careers. Watch part one of Nikky's story here: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=iWHuoSocCvY
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Emmanuel Adebayor opens up about his career, his family and himself
 
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Kajeem - Demain C'est Aujourd'hui
 
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Ivory Coast's cultural capital, Abidjan is famous for its thriving music scene thanks to bands such as Alpha Blondy, Tiken Jah Fakoly or reggae artist Kajeem. When the Africa Kicks bus rolled into town, the BBC asked Kajeem to record a special Network Africa video session. He performs 'Demain C'est Aujourd'hui' with Adama Diabaté on guitar and Nadege Kablan on backing vocals.
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