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VIDEO: The men selling brides ‘to survive’

The African Union has launched a campaign to eradicate child marriage from the continent, saying 14 million underage girls a year should be given back their future. Nine out of ten countries with the highest rates of child marriage are in Africa. The UN say the practice is ...

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May 30th, 2014

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VIDEO: The plight of Niger’s child brides

The African Union has launched a campaign to eradicate child marriage from the continent, saying 14 million underage girls a year should be given back their future. The UN say the practice is on the rise and if unchecked, within the next ten years, 50 million girls will be ...

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May 30th, 2014

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Sharp rise in EU migrant numbers

30 May 2014 Last updated at 03:10 By Paul Adams BBC News Migrants in Calais this week clashed with police as French authorities dismantled makeshift camps There has been a significant rise in the numbers of migrants reaching Europe in recent months, the BBC has learned. The ...

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Ghana mourns fashion guru Kofi Ansah

30 May 2014 Last updated at 01:44 Known as the enfant terrible of Ghanaian fashion, designer Kofi Ansah propelled Ghana on to the catwalks of haute couture. Journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at the career of the man who died earlier this month aged 62 and whose funeral ...

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Big money for Niger’s child brides

29 May 2014 Last updated at 21:46 Niger has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, and is struggling to stop the practice, writes the BBC’s Fergal Keane. In the distance it appears like a tiny blur against the bright light of noon. But coming closer, ...

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May 29th, 2014

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Dallaire to leave Canadian Senate

29 May 2014 Last updated at 22:22 Senator Romeo Dallaire plans to focus on PTSD research after leaving office Retired Gen Romeo Dallaire, the UN commander in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, will resign from the Canadian Senate, he has said. His last day in office will be 17

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South Sudan rebel in Kenyan talks

29 May 2014 Last updated at 20:41 Rebel leader Riek Machar (R) briefed President Kenyatta on mediation efforts taking place in Ethiopia South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar has held talks with Kenya’s leader in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. He was briefing ...

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CAR mosque attacked amid violence

29 May 2014 Last updated at 18:50 The Central African Republic has been rocked by conflict between Christian and Muslims A group of Christian youths in the Central African Republic have sacked a mosque and barricaded streets with burning tyres in the capital, Bangui. It ...

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Minala confirmed as 17, not 42

Lazio midfielder Joseph Minala did not lie about his age, an official Italian Football Association (FIGC) investigation has ruled. An African football website stated in February that Cameroon-born Minala was 42 but claiming to be 17. The accusation led to an official ...

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Could World Cup matches be fixed?

With just a handful of days before the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, claims that fixers targeted Nigeria’s warm-up game against Scotland could not have come at a worse time. Following other recent revelations, football’s integrity is already in the ...

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May 29th, 2014

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