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UK can be sued over rendition case

30 October 2014 Last updated at 12:31 Mr Belhaj was an opponent of then-Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi at the time of his rendition A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal has ruled. ...

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Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

30 October 2014 Last updated at 13:27 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Laeila Adjovi: “All around me there’s black smoke” Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore to ...

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Qualifications scandal divides South Africa

29 October 2014 Last updated at 18:44 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter Ellen Tshabalala is alleged to have lied about her university qualifications It might seem like a rather trivial scandal – something ...

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Tunisia secularists win elections

30 October 2014 Last updated at 02:06 Nidaa Tounes supporters were celebrating even before official results were announced Tunisia’s secularist party Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the country’s parliament following Sunday’s elections, official results ...

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Nigerian president seeks re-election

30 October 2014 Last updated at 06:02 President Jonathan’s image has already appeared on Nigerian election posters Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed he will run again in February’s elections, his office has said. Until now he had refused to ...

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VIDEO: South Sudan food crisis

Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll and the world’s newest country is facing another food crisis. Some 1.5 million people are already severely hungry, but there are concerns that number could swell by another million within six months. Recruitment of

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VIDEO: Fighting the power in Tunisia

Tunisia’s 2011 revolution kicked off the Arab Spring. Three years later, however, many young Tunisians feel that nothing has changed. Millions went to the polls last week in Tunisia’s latest free elections, but at the same time, a rap critical of the system has ...

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The Rumble in the Jungle revisited

The greatest sporting event ever? Some might disagree. The most seismic boxing match in history? Perhaps not. The 20th Century’s most compelling piece of sporting theatre? Of course it was… Here’s the plot: the maniacal ruler of a strange and exotic land ...

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Letter from Africa: Ebola is not an African problem

29 October 2014 Last updated at 19:47 In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers the difficulty in finding funding to fight an international public health emergency. Who remembers February 2014? By its very stunted ...

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A South Sudanese psychiatrist’s Herculean task

30 October 2014 Last updated at 01:14 Dr Atong Ayuel is one of two train psychiatrists in South Sudan South Sudan is desperately in need of mental health facilities to treat people brutalised by decades of conflict, writes the BBC’s Tom Burridge after visiting the ...

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