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Zimbabwe’s opposition

29 April 2014 Last updated at 18:29 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter “Warrior” Tsvangirai (r) tried to oust “King” Mugabe (l) but was himself outflanked It is a story with some of the ...

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VIDEO: UN warns of South Sudan attacks

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned of the possibility of revenge killings in the on-going conflict in South Sudan. Navi Pillay was speaking during a trip to the towns of Bentiu and Bor where mass killings have taken place recently. Her visit comes as ...

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VIDEO: SA mine shootings inspire song

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of political freedom, multi-award winning singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana has released a song called Nzima, inspired by the Marikana tragedy, in which the police shot striking mine workers in August 2012. The song is also a prayer for ...

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Makinka’s children still seek answers

The children of Derby Makinka have vowed to fight on for answers about the air disaster that killed him and 29 others. On 28 April, 1993, the plane carrying the Zambia national team to a World Cup qualifier in Senegal crashed into the sea off the coast of Gabon. Derby, who ...

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April 29th, 2014

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Kenya president signs polygamy law

29 April 2014 Last updated at 15:16 Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial marriage bill legalising polygamy. It brings civil law, where a man was only allowed one wife, into line with customary law, where some cultures allow multiple ...

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Seized Nigerian girls ‘taken abroad’

29 April 2014 Last updated at 14:19 Boko Haram has often targeted educational establishments Some of the schoolgirls abducted by suspected militant Islamists in northern Nigeria are believed to have been taken to neighbouring states, a local leader has told the BBC. Pogo ...

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Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai ‘expels’ rival

29 April 2014 Last updated at 18:05 Morgan Tsvangirai has led the MDC since its launch in 1999 Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says his rival Tendai Biti has been expelled from their MDC party, along with eight other members. Mr Biti was an ...

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Gunmen storm Libyan parliament

29 April 2014 Last updated at 18:15 Libya has been plagued by instability since armed groups toppled Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011 Gunmen have stormed Libya’s parliament, forcing MPs to abandon a vote on a new prime minister, officials say. Correspondents say ...

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VIDEO: Inside replica Tutankhamun tomb

A replica tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is set to be unveiled near the site of the original Valley of the Kings in Luxor. The BBC Travel Show’s Rajan Datar has been inside the famous relic which has been commissioned to protect the tomb from future visitors ...

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South Africa: Has democracy delivered?

29 April 2014 Last updated at 07:57 By Farouk Chothia BBC Africa Although South Africa is in the throes of one of its worst political and economic crises since apartheid ended 20 years ago, the African National Congress (ANC) ) looks set to return to power after the 7 May ...

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