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Nigeria oil firm overpaid government

Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan ordered the investigation An audit has found that Nigeria’s state oil company overpaid the government $750m (£490m), but also found it had not properly accounted for $1.48bn. The financial report follows allegations in 2013 by ...

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April 28th, 2015

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Indonesia executes drugs prisoners

Earlier the police firing squad was seen boarding the boat to the island where the executions took place Eight convicted drug smugglers have been executed by firing squad in Indonesia. The executions took place in Besi prison on the island of Nusakambangan early on Wednesday

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April 28th, 2015

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Nigerian army ‘rescues nearly 300’

The army has made gains against the militants in recent months The Nigerian military says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from an area where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is active. However, it said it could not confirm whether the girls abducted from a school

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April 28th, 2015

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Mediterranean migrants crisis: Why is Africa silent?

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian Elizabeth Ohene considers why African leaders have been so silent about migrants’ deaths. At both ends of the African continent, there is macabre drama being played out over migration. At the southern tip of ...

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April 28th, 2015

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Yattara ‘Guinea’s future is bright’

Mohamed Yattara says Guinea are aiming to maintain their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations momentum in the coming years. The Syli Nationale reached the last eight in Equatorial Guinea through the drawing of lots at the expense of Mali but then lost 3-0 to Ghana. Guinea finished as ...

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Indonesia prisoners in final goodbye

A group of prisoners due to be executed for drugs offences in Indonesia have spent what are believed to be their final moments with their families. Relatives of Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were visibly distressed. Sukumaran’s sister collapsed and had ...

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April 28th, 2015

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Anger over ‘Hottentot Venus’ grave

A cast of Sarah Baartman’s body and her remains were returned to South Africa in 2002 by France The defacing of a monument in South Africa of a woman who was exhibited in Europe during the 19th Century as a freak has caused outrage. Khoisan community Chief Daantjie ...

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April 28th, 2015

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Burundi hit by fresh protests

Police have clashed with protesters in Bujumbura since Sunday Burundi has been hit by a new wave of protests as opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term grows. Gunfire was heard and streets were barricaded in parts of the capital, Bujumbura, in ...

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Heavily loaded

So far this year more than 35,000 people fleeing war and poverty in Africa are thought to have crossed to Europe, with many having died while attempting the journey. Yet on a Saturday the port of Palermo is full of cars loaded with goods heading the other way, from Italy to ...

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Taming Africa’s deadly transport chaos

A bus that overturned on the way to the airport in Mombasa. No one was killed – but many others are not so lucky. Africa has only 2% of the world’s vehicles – yet 16% of road traffic deaths. Nairobi’s roads are renowned for their chaos. Cars, lavishly

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