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VIDEO: Kenya in reading aloud record bid

Children in more than 400 schools in Kenya have taken part in a challenge to have the most people read from the same book at the same time. The participants hope to surpass the previous national record which stands at at 142,279. The Guinness World Record is held by the US ...

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January 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: Mali welcomes Paris attack ‘hero’

The shop assistant who saved many customers’ lives during the siege of the Jewish supermarket in Paris earlier this month has been given a hero’s welcome in his native country Mali. Lassana Bathily’s application for French citizenship was fast-tracked in ...

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January 30th, 2015

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Mugabe takes over as AU chairman

30 January 2015 Last updated at 13:16 New AU chairman Robert Mugabe is subject to US and EU travel bans African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa have chosen the continent’s oldest head of state, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, as AU chairman for the coming year. Mr ...

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SA apartheid assassin given parole

30 January 2015 Last updated at 13:35 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Andrew Harding explains why Eugene de Kock has been given parole South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock has been granted parole after 20 years in ...

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AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan

30 January 2015 Last updated at 11:44 Chadian forces have beefed up their presence around Lake Chad, on the border with Nigeria The African Union (AU) has backed plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants. AU commission chair Nkosazana ...

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VIDEO: Mali welcomes ‘hero’ Lassana Bathily

The shop assistant who saved many customers’ lives during the siege of the Jewish supermarket in Paris earlier this month has been given a hero’s welcome in his native country Mali. Lassana Bathily’s application for French citizenship was fast-tracked in ...

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Deadly attacks hit Egypt’s Sinai

30 January 2015 Last updated at 07:34 Egypt’s military has long tried to quell violence in the restive northern Sinai region At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, have been killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in the north of Egypt’s Sinai ...

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What I miss about life before Ebola

30 January 2015 Last updated at 01:19 People on the front line of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have been sharing their photos and experiences with the BBC Ebola WhatsApp Information Service. The virus has had an effect on all ways of life in the worst-hit countries ...

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Caf consider replacing drawing lots

By Piers Edwards BBC Africa sport, Equatorial Guinea A system to end the drawing of lots to separate teams that finish level in tournament groups is being looked at by the Confederation of African Football. The process has been questioned after it was used to send Mali home ...

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January 29th, 2015

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South Sudan leader fit for summit

29 January 2015 Last updated at 16:47 Salva Kiir became the first president of independent South Sudan in 2011 South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has met regional leaders at a peace summit in Addis Ababa, hours after concerns emerged about his health. A BBC ...

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