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African press review 6 February 2016

Today's African press review is filled with strange stories: from a man being mysteriously sucked out of a plane in Somalia, to the Nigerian president going to see his doctors in London.

African press review 4 February 2016

Suspended South African Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says she's the victim of a witch hunt over her role in the 2012 Marikana massacre.

African press review 3 February 2016

South Africa's national police commissioner could face charges in connection with the 2012 Marikana killings. The World Bank warns that drought could push thousands of southern Africans into poverty.

African press review 2 February 2016

South Sudan government troops stand accused of killing 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat.

African press review 1 February 2016

Newly free of US and European Union sanctions, Iran is attempting to carve out a niche in the east African petrol industry.

African press review 28 January 2016

Kenya, Somalia and Nigeria mark the Al-Shebab attack on a military camp, while South Africans worry about corruption. All that, and more, in today's African press review.


African press review 27 January 2016

In today's African press review, we take a look at the UN stance on South Sudan, gay rights in Uganda and stars gathering in Kenya to fight against elephant poaching.
Child obesity has almost doubled across Africa in the past 25 years
26/01/2016 - AFRICA

Africa's rate of child obesity doubles

The number of obese and overweight children in Africa has nearly doubled since 1990, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada celebrates the dismissal of England's Jonny Bairstow during the fourth cricket test match at Centurion on Tuesday.
26/01/2016 - Cricket

Rabada rips through England batting to give South Africa consolation win

South Africa managed to salvage some pride in the Test series against England after beating the visitors by 280 runs on the fifth day of the fourth match at Centurion on Tuesday.

African press review 26 January 2016

When you think of Africa, do you think of child obesity? Think again: today's press reveals there are a growing amount of overweight children in Africa.