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Ugandan police ‘abuse gay people’

27 February 2015 Last updated at 11:21 Some gay Ugandans have fled the country, saying they are being persecuted Ugandan police harass and physically abuse gay people in custody, a report by a human rights group has said. Chapter Four Uganda documented several cases of men ...

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Mugabe admits land reform flaws

27 February 2015 Last updated at 14:29 Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has admitted failures in the country’s controversial land reform programme. “I think the farms we gave to people are too ...

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Snatched baby found after 17 years

27 February 2015 Last updated at 15:21 Celeste Nurse and her husband Morne are happy to have finally found their daughter A South African woman has appeared in court over the kidnapping of a baby in Cape Town hospital 17 years ago. The girl’s biological parents, ...

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VIDEO: Liberia’s Ebola human waste problem

In Liberia, new infections of the Ebola virus have dropped to one-tenth from levels seen when the virus was at its peak. The country recently reopened its border with Sierra Leone and lifted its nationwide curfews after several months of closure. But the country still has ...

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VIDEO: The mystery of the missing pearl dress

A $150,000 custom-made dress, worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars, has been stolen in Hollywood. Designed by Francisco Costa for the Calvin Klein Collection, the dress was studded with 6,000 natural white pearls. Alastair Leithead reports Article source: ...

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VIDEO: What is ‘car park pimping’?

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Edu is on a journey to find the Best Nightclub in Africa, as part of the BBC’s A Richer World season. Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, would not appear to most likely place to find a great nightlife. Compared to most African capitals, it is

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Killer frog disease hits Madagascar

26 February 2015 Last updated at 14:21 By Rebecca Morelle Science Correspondent, BBC News Madagascar is home to more than 500 species of frog A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report. A survey ...

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Ghana to receive $1bn loan from IMF

26 February 2015 Last updated at 19:14 Trader Kingsley Adukpo in his shop in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Ghana has struck a deal with the International Monetary Fund aimed at stabilising its troubled economy. The three-year deal follows months of talks prompted by the ...

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Kenyan boys recall sex abuse in Gilgil

26 February 2015 Last updated at 17:00 By Gladys Njoroge BBC Africa, Gilgil Harris would drive into the town of Gilgil and offer street children food and money to go home with him For close to two decades Simon Harris drove through the streets of Gilgil, a small vibrant ...

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South Africa caught in US-Iran spy games

26 February 2015 Last updated at 16:38 By Milton Nkosi BBC News, Johannesburg South Africa brokered a deal between Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi and his Western foes Leaked intelligence documents show that South Africa has found itself caught up in foreign spy games, coming ...

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