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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
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Tanzania is facing a sugar shortage, despite being a relatively large-scale producer of the commodity.
Nigerian MPs summon the finance minister and central bank governor to brief them on proposals to ease the economic crisis by devaluing the currency.
Somalia's president cautions against forceful repatriation of his country's citizens after Kenya insists on plans to close the Dadaab refugee camp.
A group of African embassies in Delhi ask India to cancel a cultural event after a student from the Democratic Republic of Congo is killed.
A South African school apologises for setting an exam question using a satirical cartoon of President Jacob Zuma floating in a pool full of money.
Al Ahly chairman Mahmoud Taher backs Hossam Ghaly to return to the Egypt team after the player's row with a national team assistant coach.
The barbers of Freetown in Sierra Leone
South African graduates' fruitless search for employment
How Israel flew 14,000 people to safety in two days
Shea butter is made by women across sub-Saharan Africa's rural Sahel regions, including parts of Ghana.
A state of emergency is called in the Nigerian state of Kaduna after 80% of tomatoes are reportedly destroyed by pests.
Mamelodi Sundowns are drawn in Champions League Group B, only hours after they were reinstated into the competition at the last-eight stage.
The women who make shea butter for beauty products
Tunisian officials urge the UK to relax its warning against all but essential travel to the country, in place after last year's terror attacks.
Egypt's forensics chief denies reports that an initial examination of the remains of victims of the EgyptAir crash points towards an explosion.
Frenchman Luis Fernandez leaves his role as Guinea coach with his contact terminated by mutual consent.
A Welsh university's Mauritius campus is criticised by its former vice-chancellor after just 40 students enrol in the first two terms.
At least three people die in western Kenya in the latest round of opposition protests calling for electoral reform, police say.
An EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean was not seen to swerve and change direction, an Egyptian official says, contradicting a Greek version.
The east African country of Eritrea is celebrating 25 years since it became independent from Ethiopia and the milestone is being marked with street parades in the capital Asmara.