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Hijarbies - the unlikely star of Instagram goes global

By Zeenat Hansrod

In this edition of Spotlight on Africa, RFI's Zeenat Hansrod speaks to the Nigerian artist who makes Hijarbies, that's Barbie dolls wearing the hijab. They are already Instagram celebrities and are being sold worldwide.

Saudi Arabian sprinter, Kariman Abuljadayel, with her own hijarbie look alike Haneefah Adam

Politically motivated violence ahead of Burundi's contentious referendum

Cameroon: Pardoned lawyer urges Anglophone groups to hold talks and reconcile diverging views

Africa’s economic growth on the increase driven by commodities, World Bank outlook

Tunisia must increase investment and push through reforms, says OECD

Fixing broken business financing in Africa with Ovamba startup

Telecom firms giving Africans less digital rights than Europeans

Cameroon presidential candidate calls for federal government

Laws in Africa failing to prevent rape; keeping tabs on Guinea’s president

Gambian presidential election must be free and fair, says opposition candidate

Towards a conservation model working with indigenous peoples