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Migrant crisis: Sicily’s two sides

As the Sicilian skies turn a menacing slate-grey, a bulky mastiff guarding the neatly-piled nets and ropes in Catania port wakes up to bark at the approaching storm. Small wooden fishing boats remain docked; their weathered crews know the perils of the waters that illegal ...

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April 30th, 2015

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Algerian Belmadi sacked by Qatar

Qatar have sacked Algerian coach Djamel Belmadi just over a month before the start of their joint 2018 World Cup and Asian Cup qualifying campaign. The Qatar Football Association said: “We’re currently on the look-out for a new coach. We thank Mr Belmadi for his ...

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April 30th, 2015

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Kone sounds warning for Burkina Faso

Defender Bakary Kone says Burkina Faso must resolve pay issues as well as learn to cope with pressure if they are to regain their best form. After the Burkinabe reached the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final, expectations were high for this year but the team exited at the ...

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VIDEO: Kenya: Plus-size models

A Kenyan modelling agency in Nairobi has been recruiting for plus-size models. The models have to undergo vigorous activities and 30 out of 100 will be selected to represent large women on catwalks, where thinner models are normally seen. Video producer: Nora Fakim Article ...

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VIDEO: Migrants: Crossing the Sahara

For migrants it is a dangerous journey to cross sub-Saharan Africa to reach the north African coast. It is estimated that 100,000 migrants will go through the town of Agadez in Niger this year, higher than in 2014, putting their lives into the hands of smugglers. Some ...

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Med sinking ‘killed 200 Senegalese’

There were only 28 survivors from the disaster, thought to be the deadliest ever recorded At least 200 Senegalese died in the boat disaster off the coast of Libya earlier this month, officials say. More than 750 migrants are thought to have died when the boat capsized off ...

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‘No mercy’ if CAR abuse proven

The French defence ministry has said there will be “zero tolerance” of any wrongdoing French President Francois Hollande has said there will be “no mercy” for any soldiers found to have abused children in the Central African Republic. The authorities ...

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Kenya ‘ignored Garissa raid warning’

Most of those who died in the day-long siege were undergraduates Kenya’s interior minister has said security officers ignored intelligence reports prior to the attack on Garissa University College earlier this month. Joseph Nkaisserry, who is in charge of security, ...

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More Nigerians ‘freed from Boko Haram’

The Nigerian army has released this photo of some of the captives Nigeria’s military says it has freed another sizeable group of people during its offensive against Boko Haram militants in the vast Sambisa forest. One woman died and eight others were wounded as nine ...

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S Africa court backs ‘right to die’

Countries where assisted dying is legal include Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg A South African court has granted a terminally ill man the right to die, in a landmark ruling for assisted suicide. The Pretoria High Court ruled that Robin Stransham-Ford, 65, who was ...

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