Africa Weekly - a roundup of news and features from Africa

Africa Weekly - a roundup of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Kenya where volunteer medics in sea-faring mobile clinics provide basic health services to underserved populations. And we travel to Lagos where a new chess club is giving hope to young people living in t...
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The British Royal Family

The British Royal Family

Britain's Prince Andrew to 'step back from public duties' after Epstein furore. Videographic presenting the British royal family.
French Finance Minister rings opening bell as French lottery Française des Jeux makes stock market d

French Finance Minister rings opening bell as French lottery Française des Jeux makes stock market d

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire rings the opening bell at the ceremony to float shares of France's state-owned lottery monopoly Française des Jeux (FDJ)on the Paris Stock Exchange. Investor demand prompted the government to set the IPO pric...
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US-born panda Bei Bei arrives in new China home

US-born panda Bei Bei arrives in new China home

The US-born giant panda Bei Bei has arrived in southwestern China after a 16-hour flight, with plenty of bamboo for him to munch on as he settled into his new home. The four-year-old cub, whose name means "precious, treasure" in Mandarin, appeared...
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A life less sweet for Yemen's honey trade as war drags on

A life less sweet for Yemen's honey trade as war drags on

Mohammed Manea has tended honey bees northeast of Sanaa for years, but despairs that the production of "Yemen's gold" is under threat as the war engulfing the country drags on. The conflict has blighted millions of lives and brought the economy to...
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Two HK students leave campus as stalemate persists

Two HK students leave campus as stalemate persists

Two students are escorted out of Hong Kong Polytechnic University by paramedics. The number of protesters holed up inside the campus has been dwindling.
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HK protests: hotspot campus a ghost town as police cordon persists

HK protests: hotspot campus a ghost town as police cordon persists

A police security cordon still surrounds Hong Kong Polytechnic university, five days since it was occupied by anti-government protesters. Although many have since surrendered, a few diehards remain holed up inside campus buildings.
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Pope Francis meets Thai Prime Minister in Bangkok

Pope Francis meets Thai Prime Minister in Bangkok

Pope Francis meets Thailand's prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha. The pontiff arrived in the country on Wednesday, the first leg of an Asian visit which will also take in Japan. +
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Italian designer Stefano Ricci unveils new Fall/Winter collection

Italian designer Stefano Ricci unveils new Fall/Winter collection

Italian luxury designer Stefano Ricci unveils his Fall/Winter 2020-21 collection at the prestigious Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, which boasts the biggest collection of paintings in the world by 16th century Italian master Tintoretto.
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Rare Paul Verlaine photos are to go under the hammer

Rare Paul Verlaine photos are to go under the hammer

An photo album that includes two never-seen-before photographs of French poet Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) along with pictures of a number of his relatives is to go under the hammer at Paris' Hotel Drouot.
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Thailand: Cheering faithful gather to glimpse Pope Francis

Thailand: Cheering faithful gather to glimpse Pope Francis

Pope Francis' visit to Thailand has stirred excitement among the country's Catholic community who gathered along Bangkok's streets near the Vatican City embassy to catch a glimpse.
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The head pastry chef at the Ritz Paris shares some tricks of the trade

The head pastry chef at the Ritz Paris shares some tricks of the trade

Ritz patissier François Perret was named the best pastry chef in the world by the Association des Grandes tables du monde. He shares some tips for creating the perfect pastries.
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Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its revolution with a parade

Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its revolution with a parade

Mexico commemorates the anniversary of its revolution with a grand parade, attended by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
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Philippines bans vaping

Philippines bans vaping

People vape on the streets of Manila as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announces he would ban e-cigarette use.
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Impeachment: Trump says he does not know Sondland 'very well'

Impeachment: Trump says he does not know Sondland 'very well'

Donald Trump seeks to distance himself from US envoy Gordon Sondland, after he told an impeachment hearing he had followed the president's orders in seeking a "quid pro quo" deal with Ukraine. "I don't know him very well. I have not spoken to him ...
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NATO: Member Foreign Ministers pose for family photo

NATO: Member Foreign Ministers pose for family photo

Foreign Ministers of NATO member states including Jens Stoltenberg and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pose for a family photo during a meeting in Brussels.
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Sondland: Trump 'never' discussed Ukraine aid freeze with me

Sondland: Trump 'never' discussed Ukraine aid freeze with me

US diplomat Gordon Sondland says President Donald Trump never spoke to him about stalled military aid to Ukraine or any alleged link to Trump's demands for political investigations. "I never heard from President Trump that aid was conditioned on a...
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Tottenham fans react as Mourinho appointed manager

Tottenham fans react as Mourinho appointed manager

Fans outside Tottenham Hotspur's stadium in north London are divided over news that Jose Mourinho is being appointed as manager following the dismissal of Mauricio Pochettino.
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Funeral held for Bolivian demonstrators killed during protests

Funeral held for Bolivian demonstrators killed during protests

Bolivians pay their final respects to protesters killed in clashes with security forces who were lifting an opposition blockade of fuel supplies to La Paz.
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"Probable" remains of French philosopher Montaigne uncovered in Bordeaux

"Probable" remains of French philosopher Montaigne uncovered in Bordeaux

Scientists in Bordeaux say they have found the "probable" remains of famous French philosopher Michel de Montaigne after uncovering a coffin with the name MONTAIGNE etched on to its side. They have suspected the remains were his for the past year ...
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Ethiopia: the Sidama people vote in referendum on autonomy

Ethiopia: the Sidama people vote in referendum on autonomy

Excited voters queue up as the long-running campaign from members of Ethiopia's Sidama ethnic group to form their own regional state culminates in a referendum. The Sidama zone is currently part of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples'...
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“Frozen 2” actresses Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel get Hollywood stars

“Frozen 2” actresses Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel get Hollywood stars

“Frozen” actresses Kristen Bell, who plays Anna, and Idina Menzel, who plays Elsa, unveil their stars on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, several days before “Frozen 2”, the sequel to Disney’s animated smash hit, is released.
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NATO

NATO

Videographic looking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. France and Germany were to outline separate proposals for reforming NATO on Wednesday after President Emmanuel Macron slammed the alliance as "brain dead", causing uproar just weeks b...
US: Gordon Sondland sworn in before public hearing in impeachment probe

US: Gordon Sondland sworn in before public hearing in impeachment probe

Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, is sworn in ahead of a public hearing of the House Intelligence Committee in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
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Trump held off Zelensky meeting in 'quid pro quo' for probe: envoy to EU

Trump held off Zelensky meeting in 'quid pro quo' for probe: envoy to EU

The US ambassador to the European Union tells an impeachment hearing that he was following the orders of President Donald Trump in seeking a "quid pro quo" from Ukraine. "Mr. Giuliani's requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visi...
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