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Libya: The world’s ‘smuggler state’

By a checkpoint outside the Libyan city of Misrata, a truck full of hay-bales is opened by border guards and a badly-kept secret is revealed. Inside are women and children, and men too. Fifty people, migrants, in each truck, smuggled across the desert. They had been inside ...

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April 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: Solving the big cat conflict

The protection of predators like cheetahs and leopards is not a traditional role for livestock farmers, who see these big cats as a threat. But conservationists at the N/a’an ku sê Foundation in Namibia are now working with farmers in a partnership that aims to reduce ...

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April 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: Egyptian woman’s life as a man

A woman in Egypt has been dressing as a man for 42 years in order to earn money for her family. Sesa Abou Douh’s husband died while she was pregnant. Where Sesa lives in rural Upper Egypt, traditional gender roles meant it was easier for her to find work as a man. She ...

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April 30th, 2015

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Guinea appoint Fernandez as coach

Former France international Luis Fernandez has been appointed the new coach of Guinea. The 55-year-old has signed a 20-month contact, with an option for an extension, a statement from the Guinea Football Federation said. Fernandez will take charge of bids to qualify for the ...

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April 30th, 2015

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Aurier makes PSG switch permanent

Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier has made his loan stay at French side Paris St-Germain a permanent move by signing a four-year deal. The 22-year-old, who joined from Ligue 1 rivals Toulouse in July 2014, is believed to have cost the club about 10m euros (£7.2m, $11m). ...

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April 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: Nigeria girls rescue

The Nigerian military says it has rescued around 300 women and girls from an area where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is active. The girls abducted from a school in Chibok in April 2014 were not among them. Video producer: Nora Fakim Article source: ...

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April 30th, 2015

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Mali peacekeepers repel rebel attack

Tuareg rebels have been in conflict with the government since independence Swedish peacekeepers in Mali say they have repelled a rebel attack on Timbuktu twice in two days. Heavily armed rebels in trucks fitted with machine guns retreated north of the city on Wednesday, a ...

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April 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: Face to face with jihadists in Libya

Airstrikes have been continuing in Libya’s second city, Benghazi. For weeks, it has witnessed intense fighting as forces loyal to the internationally-recognised government battle extremist groups. The BBC has been given rare access to the fighting, Feras Kilani ...

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April 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: Migrants cross desert in hay-bale truck

Before they make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean trying to get to Europe, tens of thousands of African migrants are herded through the desert to Libya. They are robbed and abused by militia and people smugglers. At a checkpoint outside Misrata, border guards ...

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April 29th, 2015

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VIDEO: Who was rescued from Boko Haram?

The Nigerian military says it has rescued 200 girls, and 93 elderly women from Boko Haram camps in the Sambisa Forest in the north-east of the country. A spokesperson for the military said the hostages were freed as part of an ongoing operation to clear the area of all ...

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April 29th, 2015

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