AFCON: Algerian fans clash with police in Marseille | AFP

Algerian football fans and police clash in Marseille after their team win the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final showdown against Nigeria. IMAGES

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Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features | AFP

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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AFCON-2019: Algeria fans in Lyon celebrate beating Ivory Coast | AFP

Algerian football fans celebrate in Lyon after their team defeated the Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties in Suez and set up a semi-final showdown with Nigeria.

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Elephants: endangered gentle giants outside Nigeria’s megacity | AFP

Just 100 kilometres (60 miles) from downtown Lagos, Omo Forest is home to an estimated 100 forest elephants, shy relatives of their larger savannah cousins. But the survival of this rare species is hanging in the balance, threatened by rampant deforestation in their natural habitat.

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Nigeria : injured people wait for treatment at Bishop Murray Hospital | AFP

People injured when a petrol tanker crashed off the road and exploded are waiting for treatment at Bishop Murray Hospital in Makurdi. IMAGES

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At least 45 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker blast | AFP

At least 45 people were killed and more than 100 injured in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed off the road and exploded as people gathered fuel, qccording to emergency services. IMAGES

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Teni, the unorthodox pop-star taking Nigeria by storm | AFP

No one could have predicted that Teniola Apata, or “Teni, The Entertainer”, would become an Afro-pop star in relatively conservative Nigeria. The 26-year-old artist is challenging conventions and hopes to go on to conquer the international scene.

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Mohammed Abubakar Bambado: King of the Fulani people in Lagos | AFP

Mohammed Abubakar Bambado is an entrepreneur, employing 1,500 dockworkers in various ports across Nigeria. But he is also the King of the Fulani people in Lagos, and often spends his weekends settling conflicts between his Fula-Hausa people in northern Nigeria. Mohamed Abubakar Bambado is an entrepreneur, employing 1,500 dockworkers in various ports across Nigeria. But he is also the King of the Fulani people in Lagos, and often spends his weekends settling conflicts between his Fula-Hausa people in northern Nigeria.

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Nigerians disagree over legacy of a 19th century Fulani Muslim ruler | AFP

In Sokoto, an old city in northern Nigeria, Usmane Dan Fodio’s tomb attracts pilgrims from all over West Africa. For many Muslims, this scholarly and reformist Fulani is considered a saint. In 1808, he established the Caliphate of Sokoto, an Islamic state that extended from Burkina Faso to Cameroon.

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In Nigeria, ‘Nomadic schools’ educate the Fulani youth | AFP

In the Kachia reserve in central Nigeria, a school for Fulani nomads welcomes more than 800 students. Designed by the Nigerian government in the 1980s, these schools offer access to education for the children of herders.

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