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Egypt’s Sisi secures landslide win

29 May 2014 Last updated at 16:29 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Orla Guerin: “The problem for Sisi is that a large number of voters stayed away” Former military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has won an overwhelming ...

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May 29th, 2014

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Nigeria’s leader vows ‘total war’

29 May 2014 Last updated at 14:31 Boko Haram attacks have increased since a state of emergency was declared in the north-east a year ago Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to wage a “total war” against militant Islamist group Boko Haram. ...

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Egypt’s Sisi secures crushing win

29 May 2014 Last updated at 10:37 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Orla Guerin: “The problem for Sisi… is that a large number of voters stayed away” Former military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has won an ...

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Medics in Sierra Leone Ebola push

29 May 2014 Last updated at 05:56 The epicentre of the Ebola outbreak has been in south-eastern Guinea International medical aid teams are to arrive in eastern Sierra Leone to try to deal with an outbreak of the deadly and highly contagious Ebola virus. The experts are from ...

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Portraying a mass murderer on stage

29 May 2014 Last updated at 02:43 By Vincent Dowd BBC World Service A Human Being Died That Night opened in London before being staged in South Africa The Hampstead Theatre in London is bringing back A Human Being Died That Night after a brief run last year. Set in South ...

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Is manufacturing taking off in Africa?

29 May 2014 Last updated at 03:38 By Alexis Akwagyiram BBC Africa The low cost of manufacturing in African countries is attracting companies from around the world Several African countries have enjoyed economic growth in recent years – but there are fears that a ...

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Relive the best World Cup qualifying moments

BBC Sport sorts through all the highlights of the World Cup qualifiers, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer. Watch the best goals, the classic matches, the worst gaffes and the strangest moments as 203 teams sought to be amongst the 32 finalists. Top scorers Please

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Cameroon agree fees with players

Cameroon’s Football Federation and the country’s government have agreed to pay FCFA 50m (US$104,000) to each player in the final 23-man World Cup squad. The figure was arrived at after lengthy negotiations but falls short of the FCFA 80m-100m ($166,000-207,000) ...

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Cane toad relative hits Madagascar

29 May 2014 Last updated at 01:04 By Rebecca Morelle Science correspondent, BBC News The Asian common toad may have hopped a ride in a shipping container to get to Madagascar A relative of the cane toad, which has devastated wildlife in Australia, has invaded Madagascar, ...

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Niger sees first slavery conviction

28 May 2014 Last updated at 17:17 A man has been sentenced to four years in jail in Niger in the first ever conviction for slavery in the country. The pressure group Anti-Slavery International told the BBC the 63-year-old man was convicted of having what is known as a ...

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May 28th, 2014

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