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Africa Christmas News Quiz
As a special Christmas present to our readers, we are giving you the chance to test your powers of recollection of some of the year's strangest stories with our African news quiz.
2.) Missing Word Question
Uganda seeking * ban
- Minnie Mouse
4.) Multiple Choice Question
What tribute was paid to Barack Obama in his ancestral homeland of Kenya?
- Public holiday declared to mark his election win
- Obama, the Musical
- Named a beer after him
- All of the above
5.) Multiple Choice Question
Who was bestowed with the title "King of Kings" in the summer at a gathering of more than 200 African chiefs and rulers?
- George W Bush
- Libya's Muammar Gaddafi
- Actor George Clooney
- Arsenal star Kolo Toure
6.) Multiple Choice Question
Colin Powell took to the stage to perform with a Nigerian hip-hop artist in October. But why was the song controversial?
- It promoted promiscuity
- It was about internet fraud
- It glorified gang violence
- It was homophobic
7.) Missing Word Question
Why Kenyan women crave *
8.) Multiple Choice Question
A national dance craze in Ivory Coast back in February spawned a black market in treatments promising to boost what?
- Women's bottom sizes
- Men's, ahem, trouser department
- Chances of marrying Chelsea's Didier Drogba
- Cocoa harvests
10.) Multiple Choice Question
Which one of the following statements were NOT made by Zimbabwe's government?
- The cholera outbreak is a UK racist terrorist attack
- UK PM Gordon Brown is a little tiny dot on this world
- Prince Charles plans to kidnap Robert Mugabe
- The opposition is made up of witches and two-headed creatures
- It's number one. Fouad Mourtada was sentenced to three years in a Casablanca jail for "usurping the identity" of King Mohammed VI's brother Prince Moulay Rachid on Facebook. The sovereign later granted him a pardon.
- It's miniskirts. Ugandan Ethics and Integrity Minister Nsaba Buturo said women in miniskirts distracted drivers and that wearing the garment was like walking naked in the streets.
- It's number three. The authorities chopped down the ancient trees on N'Djamena's equivalent of the Champs Elysees in March after beating off a coup attempt there in a fierce two-day battle a month earlier.
- It's number four.
- It's number two. Rulers wearing gold crowns, sequined capes and colourful robes met in Libya to bestow the honorary title on Col Gaddafi in August. He thanked his VIP guests by sharing with them his vision for a single African military, passport and currency.
- It's number two. America's former top diplomat took centre stage in London with Nigerian performer Olu Maintain, who sang his hit Yahoozee. The song is about scammers known as "yahoo yahoo boys" and their lifestyle of women, cars and alcohol.
- It's stones. Some pregnant women in Kenya love to eat soft stones, known as "odowa", which are easily available on market stalls in Nairobi - a 90kg sack costs about $6. Apparently the unusual snack has a bland, but pleasant taste.
- It's number one. The dance was inspired by a hit song Bobaraba, which means "big bottom" in the local Djoula language. It involves women shaking their derrieres. Even Ivorian footballers have adopted the moves, but not Drogba, as far as we are aware.
- It's number two. No kidding! Deputy Justice Minister Claude Nyamugabo found the goats during a routine jail visit. The animals had been due in court, charged with being sold illegally by the roadside.
- It's number three.
0 - 3 : About as good as Colin Powell's hip-hop dance
4 - 7 : Yahoo yahoo!
8 - 10 : Hakuna matata! You are the quiz King of Kings