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Algeria hostage deaths ‘unlawful’

26 February 2015 Last updated at 15:43 The In Amenas plant is a joint venture between BP, Norway’s Statoil and Algerian state company Sonatrach The judge in the inquest into the deaths of seven British men killed in the 2013 Algerian hostage crisis has returned ...

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February 26th, 2015

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Buhari rules out Boko Haram talks

26 February 2015 Last updated at 14:48 Muhammadu Buhari has said he will not grant Boko Haram insurgents amnesty Nigeria’s main presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari has ruled out negotiating with Islamist militants if he wins elections next month. “Boko Haram

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February 26th, 2015

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The man who returned his grandfather’s looted art

26 February 2015 Last updated at 00:09 By Ellen Otzen BBC News Captain Herbert Walker, seated on the right, in Benin City after British troops looted the palace At the end of the 19th Century British troops looted thousands of works of art from the Benin Empire – in ...

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February 26th, 2015

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Anti-Boko Haram force takes shape

25 February 2015 Last updated at 13:07 By Tomi Oladipo BBC Africa security correspondent Morale is said to have improved in the embattled Nigerian military Military chiefs from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Benin and Niger are finalising their strategy for a 8,750-strong regional

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February 25th, 2015

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No World Cup compensation

Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December. It also said no apology was necessary for the scheduling of the tournament, which will disrupt a number of leagues. A Fifa taskforce has

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February 25th, 2015

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Rohr set to become Burkina Faso boss

German Gernot Rohr is close to being appointed the new coach of Burkina Faso, BBC Sport understands. The 61-year-old ex-Gabon and Niger boss has yet to agree terms and sign a contract but is expected to be unveiled at a media conference next week. Rohr has been out of a ...

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February 25th, 2015

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Ebola kills man who helped orphans

25 February 2015 Last updated at 17:39 Augustine Baker’s role in tackling the Ebola virus has been widely admired A Sierra Leonean who worked with children orphaned by Ebola has died of the disease himself. Augustine Baker had been admitted to an Ebola treatment centre

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February 25th, 2015

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Postponement of Afcon 2023 ‘agreed’

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be postponed from January to June to help move the 2022 World Cup. A Fifa taskforce has recommended the World Cup is played in November and December to avoid Qatar’s hot summer. “The ...

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February 25th, 2015

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First DR Congo strikes on Hutu rebels

25 February 2015 Last updated at 12:14 Eastern DR Congo has been plagued by violence for years The Democratic Republic of the Congo has launched its first strikes as part of a long-awaited offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels. Ministers had previously pledged to target the ...

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February 25th, 2015

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South African budget raises taxes

25 February 2015 Last updated at 15:36 Problems at Eskom – South Africa’s state-owned energy provider – could hold back economic growth South Africans were told on Wednesday to prepare for higher taxes, cutbacks in spending and three more years of power ...

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February 25th, 2015

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