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Zimbabwe introduces gold coins as local currency tumbles

Zimbabwe introduces gold coins as local currency tumbles

Zimbabwe’s central bank said it would start selling gold coins this month to help tame runaway inflation.

  • by Nyasha Chingono

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South Africa may be the original home of humankind after all

South Africa may be the original home of humankind after all

Previously found fossils of human ancestors are likely 1 million years older than thought.

  • by Antony Sguazzin
South African police investigate nightclub deaths

South African police investigate nightclub deaths

Urgent autopsies are being conducted to identify the cause of death of the young people, who were reportedly celebrating the end of school exams.

  • by Wendell Roelf
‘Our hearts are heavy’: Dozens killed in attack on Catholic church in Nigeria
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‘Our hearts are heavy’: Dozens killed in attack on Catholic church in Nigeria

Nigeria is battling an Islamist insurgency in the northeast but in the southwest, attacks such as this are rare.

  • by Fikayo Owoeye
Egypt unearths 250 mummies in ancient necropolis

Egypt unearths 250 mummies in ancient necropolis

The dig also uncovered 150 bronze statues of Egyptian deities and instruments used for rituals dating back to the Late Period of ancient Egypt, about 500 BC.

  • by Rachel Pannett