Migrants face freezing conditions at Bosnia camp | AFP

Several hundred migrants from Asia and Africa continue to live without heating and in freezing conditions at a makeshift camp in north-western Bosnia, close to the European Union border, despite calls for it to be closed. Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights and a Bosnian herself, says the camp is “a shame for Bosnia” and that if the camp is not closed, people will start dying.

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Afrobeat star and Childish Gambino choreographer lead campaign against hunger in Africa | AFP

Nigerian Afrobeat singer Mr Eazi and Rwandan born star choreographer Sherrie Silver are the driving force behind the #DanceForChange campaign to encourage policymakers to invest in sustainable agricultural solutions to end the hunger crisis in Africa.

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‘Horror houses’ shed light on care crisis for Nigerian addicts | AFP

Substance abuse in Africa’s most populous country has been described as an “epidemic” by the United Nations but there is almost no proper treatment available for those trying to recover. The grim problem has come to light after a string of raids on so-called rehabilitation centres where hundreds of inmates, mainly men and boys, have been found chained and abused in atrocious conditions. N°1MD1THN°1MG7HF

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Zimbabwe’s all-female anti-poachers and Somalia’s floating restaurants: Africa Weekly 22/11/19 | AFP

This week on Africa Weekly, we head to Zimbabwe, where a unique all-female anti-poaching unit is revolutionising the way the world looks at conservation. And then we head to Somali capital Mogadishu, where innovative restaurant owners are attempting to breathe life into the war-torn country and bolster its small but growing tourism sector. And we bring you all the stories that made the headlines this week.

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French satellite set to bring widespread broadband to Africa | AFP

The French satellite specialist Thales Alenia Space is about to send a 3.6-ton geostationary spacecraft ordered by Eutelsat into space. Both groups intend to provide a low-cost solution to provide high-speed Internet to most of Africa as well as to rural areas in southern Europe.

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A round up of news and features | AFP

This week on Africa weekly we head to Senegal where Dakar’s oldest diving club is tackling plastic pollution by organising ocean clean-up days. Then we head to a slum in Nairobi, where dry toilets are not only improving sanitary conditions, but their contents are being recycled and used organic fertiliser.

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Today in History for November 10th

Highlights of this day in history: The Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in Lake Superior; Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev dies; Henry Stanley finds David Livingstone in central Africa; Film composer Ennio Morricone born; ‘Sesame Street’ premieres. (Nov. 10)

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Mauritius: vote counting begins in the general election | AFP

Counting is underway in Mauritius following a strong turnout in an election to decide who will govern one of Africa’s wealthiest and most stable democracies for the next five years. The Electoral Commission said roughly three-quarters of the island’s almost one million eligible voters turned out to cast their ballot in a peaceful election. IMAGES

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What Can Be Saved? Gorillas rise against the odds

A concerted and sustained conservation campaign is giving a second chance to Africa’s mountain gorillas. It wouldn’t have happened without intense monitoring and round the clock care. This is the latest in the AP series, What Can Be Saved? (Oct. 29)

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Russia flaunts firepower at Africa summit | AFP

Russia shows off its next generation Kalashnikov assault rifles, helicopters and facial recognition systems as President Vladimir Putin hosts dozens of African leaders for a major summit in Sochi. The Wednesday and Thursday event at the Black Sea resort has brought together delegates to discuss everything from nuclear technology to mineral extraction — but on the sidelines, stands for arms companies dominate.

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Palesa Mokubung wants to win over Africa

South African designer Palesa Mokubung has ambitions to reach out to women across the African continent with her modern looks. (Oct. 24)

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Russia-Africa summit opens in Sochi | AFP

The first “Russia-Africa Summit”, symbol of Russia’s renewed interest in the African continent, opens in the seaside resort of Sochi. On the summit’s agenda, in response to the “Forums on China-Africa Cooperation” that enabled Beijing to become the continent’s leading partner, two days of discussions on topics ranging from “Nuclear Technologies for Africa’s Development” to “African Minerals for the Benefit of Africa’s People”. IMAGES

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Polls open in Botswana’s hotly contested election | AFP

Voting begins in Botswana for a tightly contested general election that could test the country’s reputation as a beacon of democracy and stability in Africa. IMAGES

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Ivory Coast lab aims to rid Africa of the ‘sleeping sickness’ | AFP

African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a deadly parasitic disease spread by the Tsetse fly. Researchers at the Pierre Richet Institute in Bouaké, Ivory Coast, are working to eliminate the disease.

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Africa Weekly – a roundup of news and features from Africa | AFP

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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Food waste | AFP Animé

Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced in the world for human consumption is wasted. That’s enough to feed Africa, Europe and the Americas for an entire year. VIDEOGRAPHICS

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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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What Can Be Saved? How to live alongside lions

Lions kill cattle, so people kill lions. Can the cycle end? The survival of lions and many other threatened species in Africa likely depends on finding ways to coexist. This is the latest episode of the AP series, “What Can Be Saved?” (Oct. 8)

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