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This week on Africa Weekly we head to Lesotho where a plan to make it legal to grow medical marijuana has pushed out small scale farmers and led to drug smuggling. Then we move to Nigeria, where more than 14,000 young Nigerians who went looking for a better life abroad have been repatriated since 2017 and have struggled to reintegrate upon their return.

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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 the city’s slums.

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Africa Weekly: Nobel Prize for Abiy Ahmed and electricity in Madagascar | AFP

This week on Africa Weekly, pride in Ethiopia, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. We take a look at his first year and a half in office. We also head to Madagascar, where access to electricity is increasingly proving a luxury for the few who can afford it.

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Africa Weekly: Khat addiction in Ethiopia and Madagascar’s new churches | AFP

This week on Africa Weekly we head to Ethiopia where a detox centre has been set up to help addicts of khat – a plant whose leaves give users a stimulating effect when chewed. Then we visit Madagascar, where an increasing number of people are flocking to evangelical churches, much to the concern of Catholic leaders.

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This week on Africa Weekly we head to Nigeria, where 100 elephants living in the Omo Forest are under threat from deforestation. Then we head to Nairobi’s National museum where the bone structure of a previously unknown prehistoric carnivore has been rediscovered in the bowels of the museum – a long-forgotten discovery in this treasure trove of a museum.

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This week on Africa Weekly we head to Togo, where each year the sea erodes as much as 10 metres of coastline, distorting Togo’s landscape and driving out fishing communities. Then we head to the Lamu Archipelago in northeastern Kenya, where residents fear a coal-fired power plant project will threaten the delicate ecosystem and tourism it attracts.

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This week on Africa Weekly, we head to South Africa, where around 1,000 people each year end up in the morgues of Johannesburg, without anyone claiming them. With no identity documents, so it is up to medical examiners to find out who they are and to try and find their families. Then we head to the Democratic Republic of Congo where Lake Kivu is playing a key role in the country’s battle against Ebola. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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This week on Africa Weekly we head to Mozambique, where Jihadist attacks are wreaking havoc in the lives of people in the province of Cabo Delgado. Then we go to Uganda where an Ebola task force is helping people live their lives whilst managing the deadly virus. But first let’s take a look at the stories that made the headlines this week.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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This week on Africa Weekly we head to Madagascar where activists are pushing for abortions to be made legal. And then we move onto Liberia, where a declining economy is having serious consequences for the country’s hospitals.

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This week on Africa Weekly we head to Johannesburg where orphanages are overwhelmed by the number of babies abandoned each year. Many are simply left in the streets, but a few arrive on the doorstep of the Door of Hope. Then we meet Joy – one of over 14,000 Nigerians who fled for a life in Europe but has since returned to her home country…this time with a baby – the result of being raped during her time away.

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This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on South Africa, where experts are working together to create vivid depictions of two recently discovered dinosaurs. And we go to Portugal, which is bucking the trend by trying to attract African refugees to boost the country’s economy.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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This week on Africa Weekly we meet the young people in South Africa who are fighting gun violence using… the radio, and then we head to Ghana where rubber is being used to boost the economy.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on Nigeria, still straining beneath the weight of a 10 year conflict with Boko Haram that shows no sign of abating, and we take you to Kenya, which has been making strides with its anti-doping campaign aimed at reducing the number of athletes using performance-enhancing drugs.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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This week on Africa Weekly we head to Nigeria where Nomadic schools are bringing education to the Fulani people. Then we make our way to Senegal, where second hand clothes from France are being given a new lease of life. But first let’s take a look at the stories that made the headlines this week. Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features

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This week on Africa Weekly we head to Nigeria, where the fulani herder community work across borders to supply the country’s booming red meat market. And then we head to one of the most polluted areas in the world – the South African Highveld, a region where hundreds of people die prematurely from health issues. Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features

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This week on Africa Weekly we head to Nigeria, where people are disagreeing over the legacy of a 19th century Fulani Muslim ruler and then we head to Madagascar, which has begun producing African Caviar. Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features

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This week on Africa Weekly, we meet the Nigerian entrepreneur who is also King of the Fulani people, and we take a look at the country’s music scene and the pop star who’s challenging conventions. Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features

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This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Ghana, where the government’s announcement to set a minimum price for cocoa along with the Ivory Coast could mean a boost for the economy. And we travel to Kinshasa, which may well have the best claim on the world’s worst commute.

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This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Botswana where locals fear being overrun by the increasing elephant population, and we travel to Burkina Faso, where creators of African dolls hope that their toys will resonate more with the children of the continent.

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This week on Africa Weekly we focus on Somalia, where designers are finding refuge in fashion, and we take a look at the Karenjy, Madagascar’s distinctive, home-grown, automobile.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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This week on Africa Weekly we head to Madagascar where poachers are threatening the country’s forests and lemurs. Then we visit South Sudan, where money, guns and brides are fuelling cattle wars. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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This week on Africa Weekly we visit the NBA’s academy in Senegal – the first NBA training ground on the African continent. Then we head to Ghana, where a Malaria vaccine has signficantly reduced the occurrence of the disease in children. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly we meet the lady lorry drivers in Ghana working for a company that claims to be “the first company globally to employ only female drivers.” Then we head to the Democratic Republic of Congo where the island of Idjwi remains a haven of peace, in a region dominated by unrest.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is in the grip of an Ebola outbreak. And we travel to South Sudan where, in the shadow of conflict, those in the remote regions of the country also live in fear of a lack of access to health care. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we travel to the small farming town in the northwest of South Africa that became a hotbed for racial tension in South Africa two years ago, and we take you to Uganda, where one woman has developed a soap that she claims helps protect against malaria.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY