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Africa's week in pictures: 11 - 17 September 2020
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

Sierra Leone women's footballers welcome life-changing equal pay
Sierra Leone women's international footballer Rashidatu Kamara aims to complete her college degree after equal pay boost.

Chad officer briefly freed by family in court fracas
The military officer had just been sentenced for murder when relatives hauled him out of the dock.

Coronavirus in Kenya: From salon to sewer worker
Some of those who lost their jobs amid the pandemic are being paid to clean up their neighbourhoods.

The Nigerian filmmakers risking jail with lesbian movie Ife
The film board in Nigeria, where same-sex relationships are banned, says the film violates strict laws on homosexuality.

Nigeria's slave descendants prevented from marrying who they want
Campaigners fight to overturn customs and a caste system that discriminates against some Igbo people.

Letter from Africa: Behind Ghana and Nigeria's love-hate affair
Why the current tensions over the closure of some Nigerian-owned shops in Ghana should come as no surprise.

Nigeria's opportunity for return of Benin Bronzes
With European museums on the back foot following Black Lives Matter protests, the emphasis moves to Nigeria.

Africa's week in pictures: 4-10 September 2020
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

Coronavirus: What do we know about the artemisia plant?
Artemisia plant extracts have anti-malarial properties, but there's no evidence they can combat Covid-19.

9/11 attacks: What's happened to al-Qaeda?
Nineteen years after its massive attack on the US, al-Qaeda is still active in parts of the world.

To code-switch or not to code-switch?
Many black people feel that they have to code-switch when entering white majority spaces.

LGBT in Africa: 'Persecution at home made me an immigrant'
Faced with persecution, LGBT members in Africa are often left with no choice but to seek asylum in other countries.

Coronavirus in Africa: Explaining the bogus 'viral blockers' worn by some politicians
BBC Africa explains the facts behind 'protective badges' that some politicians have been wearing.

Several African countries hit by devastating floods
Millions of people have been affected by floods in sub-Saharan Africa; in Senegal a year's worth of rain fell in just 24 hours.

Attenborough and the special moment fuelling his hope
Sir David Attenborough and the mountain gorillas that have won the fight against extinction.

Sauti Sol: How do celebrities deal with mental health issues?
The term, dustbin, is popular among a group of celebrated male musicians in Kenya when it comes to mental health.

Why the Ghanaian village of Juaben is home to a huge number of fans of Aston Villa FC.
The Ghanaian village of Juaben is home to a huge number of fans of Aston Villa FC - and they cannot wait for the new Premier League season to begin.

Local Housing

This is one of the main issues facing local people. The inadequacy of social housing stock continues to be the main concerns of local people. And it is getting worst.

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Drugs And Illegal Substances

Taking illegal drug is always fraught with danger. You don't need me to tell you that - your grand mother will say the same. The high very often tend to perpetual low that you will never get out from. Get advise now before it is too late

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Knife Attacks

Who goes around with a knive as weapon of protection is deluded. It will inevitably be your comeuppance. Just in case you do not understand, it will kill you. There is no justification for carrying a knive excerpt when you are foraging in the jungle.

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Gang Culture

We were all young once - doing things adults will frown upon. This was at school or in the play grounds. But as we grew up, people we wanted to associate with start to shrink in numbers as our brain matured correspondingly and as a result doing the right thing. Pick your friends judiciously.

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Local Parks

From a personal experience - the local park is a refuge for meditation,physical exploration and mental rejuvination. Just go for a slow run and see how you feel afterwards. Physical and mentally rewarding. Don't just take my words for it - it is a scientific fact. Please do try it.

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