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Today's African #proverb: A person who doesn’t sweat, does not eat well. A Somali proverb sent by Hussein Mohamud, Nashville, US

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Please use the form at the end of this page to send us your African proverb: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18930368
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe once wrote: "Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten." Send in your wise words.
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If you eat like a pig, sure you'd sweat. 
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Ex Tottenham boss Martin Jol guides Al Ahly to Egyptian title http://bbc.in/28YkHKF
Former Tottenham manager Martin Jol pays tribute to Al Ahly's fans and players after guiding the club to Egypt's Premier League title.
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SA beat Ireland to take series http://bbc.in/28TckL5
Ireland fail in their bid for a first series win in South Africa as the hosts survive a late assault to win the final Test 19-13.
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Amira Fathalla: Terror threat still plagues Tunisia http://bbc.in/28XAFo5
Tunisian security forces are patrolling tourist spots and a state of emergency is still in place, one year after a gunman opened fire on a beach, killing 38 tourists - 30 of them British.
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How do you get giraffes on a plane? Why is being a vet more about people than animals? Uganda’s chief veterinary officer, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka talks about the highs and lows of being a wildlife vet with Dr. Nalinika Obeyesekere, a small animal vet from Sri Lanka in this week’s episode of The Conversation with Kim Chakanetsa http://bbc.in/28Tmf5w
Leading vets in Uganda and Sri Lanka talk about their love for the profession
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Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland gives her reaction to the results of the UK's referendum on EU membership, speaking with the BBC's Audrey Brown. Nigel Farage, leader of the UK's Independence Party and one of the figureheads of the Leave campaign, has said a Britain outside of the EU will deepen its relationship with the countries - mostly former colonies - which make up the Commonwealth. So should Commonwealth countries be celebrating? http://bbc.in/28U8XJB
Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland speaks to the BBC's Audrey Brown
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Let us hope this does not lead do Britain pursuing narrow nationalism than contributing to global stabiliy and well being. 
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Tunisia worker remembers attack a year on http://bbc.in/28TCJIt
Jihad Hassen, a water sports instructor in Tunisia, witnessed the militant attack which killed 38 people in Sousse in 2015.
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War of the robes http://bbc.in/28YSNOG
In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at how the latest religious tension in Nigeria is playing out in what people wear to school.
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Fools, the lot of them.
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This Saturday, a concert by the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, together with British rock star Damon Albarn and guests, will be streamed live from the Southbank Centre in London.

The concert, presented by the music collective Africa Express, includes top African guests like Bassekou Kouyaté (Mali), Mounir Troudi (Tunisia), Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania), Rachid Taha (Algeria) and Seckou Keita (Senegal).

Watch the live stream here from 18:45 GMT (19:45 BST):

http://bbc.in/28PbKno
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Big blast rocks Mogadishu hotel http://bbc.in/28SZP1T
A large explosion rocks a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu followed by ongoing gunfire amid what is suspected to be an al-Shabab attack.
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Today's African #proverb: No termite ever boasts of devouring a rock. A Yoruba proverb sent by Emmanuel Ackom-Yamoah, Agona Swedru, Ghana

What do you think this proverb means?

Please use the form at the end of this page to send us your African proverb: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18930368
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe once wrote: "Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten." Send in your wise words.
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Correct 
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"Whatever happens I'm just praying that it will be good." The BBC’s Rob Wilson has been gauging reactions to the result of the UK referendum on EU membership on West Green Road in north London - an area well known for its diverse African population http://bbc.in/294aDvG
Four Africans living in London share their views on the UK's EU referendum result
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what a pathetic story.....................
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