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Africa’s top shots: 7 October-13 October 2016

  A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.  

Rwanda begins Zipline commercial drone deliveries

What is being hailed as the world's first commercial regular drone delivery service is beginning drop-offs in Rwanda. The operation uses fixed-wing drones that automatically...

Man overboard

  When Brett Archibald fell overboard in the middle of a stormy night in the Indian Ocean he thought he was going to die. For...

Lamine Konkobo: Burkina Faso’s secret for religious harmony

  The Pope has invited Burkina Faso's president to the Vatican later this month to see what can be learnt from the West African nation's...

A class apart

Melon Nyamwiza Rwancumangi kept her dream of going back to school alive for 20 years, having dropped out when orphaned in her teens. The Ugandan...

Kim Chakanetsa: How can Africa satisfy its growing appetite for chickens?

With a growing appetite for chicken in Africa, BBC Africa's Kim Chakanetsa investigates why the continent does not produce enough birds to feed itself. If...

#WomenAreTrash trends

It was supposed to be a day promoting the rights of the 1.1 billion girls around the world. So why did the hashtag #WomenAreTrash...

No touching

In Morocco, it's not easy for women to walk the streets unmolested. Morgan Meaker hears from some who want to put an end to...

Anne Soy: A $5 insurance scheme gives hope to cancer patients

Eighteen-year-old high school student Edger Mulili says he would not be alive today if his father had not contributed $5 (£4) a month to...

Chores of childhood

  Young girls helping with cooking, cleaning and babysitting at home may seem normal to some parents. In fact, in some cultures, this is considered an...

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