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Lesotho PM flees ‘military coup’

30 August 2014 Last updated at 13:24 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Thomas Thabane said he would return to Lesotho and step aside if he loses the next election The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho has fled to South ...

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August 30th, 2014

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Lesotho army ‘seizes key buildings’

30 August 2014 Last updated at 08:43 Soldiers in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho have seized the police headquarters in an apparent coup attempt, officials say. Sports Minister Thesele Maseribane told AFP news agency that troops had also surrounded State House, a key

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VIDEO: Ghana’s gold mine suspension

Ghana is the world’s second largest producer of gold – but with a decline in the price of this precious metal, the prospects for the Ghanaian mining sector have been uncertain. In June 2014, AngloGold Ashanti – one of the largest mining houses in Ghana ...

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VIDEO: Lesotho’s water is ‘liquid gold’

Only one third of the continent’s population has access to enough water, which means that those countries lucky enough to be endowed with rivers and lakes have a resource to trade on. They can use water for hydro-energy investments and for selling it to neighbouring ...

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Africa in pictures: 22-28 August 2014

29 August 2014 Last updated at 17:46 A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week: People gather at a window on Friday to watch those taking part in the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove Festival in the south-western Nigerian state of Osun. The annual event ...

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Ex-team-mate pays tribute to Ebosse

Lincoln City midfielder Hamza Bencherif has paid tribute to former team-mate Albert Ebosse who died after a game in Algeria last weekend. Bencherif, 26, was a room-mate of the Cameroonian at Algerian side JS Kabyly. Ebosse, 24, died after being hit on the head by a stone ...

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August 30th, 2014

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VIDEO: Four shot Rwandan in SA

Four men have been found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda’s former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. The shooting happened in South Africa in June 2010. The BBC’s Nomsa Maseko reports that the magistrate said it was a politically motivated crime, ...

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August 29th, 2014

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VIDEO: China welcomes Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

China hass given the Zimbabwean president a warm reception on his five day visit there. Robert Mugabe was hoping to secure a number of trade deals to help boost his country’s struggling economy. Mr Mugabe was greeted with a 21-gun salute, Mr Xi calling him “an ...

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Strike action halts Nigerian league

Nigeria’s football championship has been suspended indefinitely because of a referees’ strike in protest at a leadership crisis in the game. Officials have taken action following a controversial Nigerian Football Federation ‘election’ on Tuesday, ...

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August 29th, 2014

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Ivory Coast risk disqualification

Ivory Coast will be disqualified from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations if they forfeit their qualifier against Sierra Leone because of fears over Ebola. The Ivorian government will not allow the match, which is scheduled for 6 September in Abidjan, to go ahead. Ivory Coast ...

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August 29th, 2014

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