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Medecins Sans Frontieres staff ‘used local prostitutes’

Female former employees tell the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme the behaviour was widespread. BBC News – Africa

Why are people sharing this photo?

A family portrait celebrating mixed heritage has been widely shared online and has prompted others to tell their similar stories. BBC News – Africa

Deadly explosions rock Nigerian community amid Eid celebrations

Twin bomb blasts at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria killed at least 20 people and wounded scores more, local police told CNN. – RSS Channel – Regions – Africa

World Cup 2018: Luka Modric penalty secures 2-0 win for Croatia against Nigeria

Oghenekaro Etebo’s own goal and a Luka Modric penalty give Croatia a winning World Cup start against Nigeria in a poor match. BBC News – Africa

Boris Becker claims CAR immunity

The tennis star, who was declared bankrupt in 2017, is a diplomat for the Central African Republic. BBC News – Africa

Ugandan wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test

The device detects signs of malaria by shining a red beam of light on the patient’s finger. BBC News – Africa

World Cup 2018: ‘Salah used for political capital’ as Chechnya host Egypt training

Fifa is making a “big mistake” in allowing Chechnya to host a World Cup training base, a football anti-discrimination chief tells BBC Sport. BBC News – Africa

International Court Throws Out War Crimes Conviction of Congolese Politician

The court also reversed the 18-year prison sentence for Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying the trial judges had made errors. NYT >

Corruption Gutted South Africa’s Tax Agency. Now the Nation Is Paying the Price.

Taxes are the lifeblood of any nation, but South Africa’s leaders resisted paying their own, former officials say. Now taxpayers are closing their wallets, too. NYT > Africa

Jean-Pierre Bemba: Congo warlord’s conviction overturned

International Criminal Court upholds Jean-Pierre Bemba’s appeal against his war crimes conviction. BBC News – Africa

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