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VIDEO: Zimbabwe ‘liberating’ for singer

The Harare International Festival of the Arts is taking place. It brings together local and international arts and culture to show a positive side to Zimbabwe. Among the African stars performing is the critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Netsayi Chigwendere. She spoke

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April 28th, 2015

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The race to cover a mosque in mud

‘Most Nepal troops’ in quake effort Nine out of 10 Nepalese troops are reportedly taking part in search and rescue operations after a massive earthquake that killed 4,000 people. Article source: ...

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April 28th, 2015

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Analysis: Islamic State strengthens ties with Boko Haram

Previous videos have not shown the faces of those claimed to be Boko Haram fighters The Islamic State (IS) has released a new video, eulogising Nigeria’s Boko Haram, in the latest sign of closer ties between the two militant groups. Images posted on IS-linked social ...

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April 27th, 2015

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VIDEO: Police ‘fire at Burundi protesters’

The army has been deployed in Burundi as protests continue for a second day against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term in office. Police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators in five districts of the capital Bujumbura. Maud Jullien ...

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April 27th, 2015

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Kidnapped Libyan TV crew found dead

Islamist militants in eastern Libya recently pledged allegiance to the IS group Five journalists belonging to a Libyan TV crew have been found dead, eight months after they were kidnapped. A government spokesman said the bodies were found near the city of Al Bayda, close to ...

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April 27th, 2015

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Ugandan youths ‘to tackle al-Shabab’

President Museveni wants to encourage military training for civilians, especially for young men President Yoweri Museveni has ordered security agencies to re-introduce military training for Ugandan civilians to counter the threat from al-Shabab. Writing in the state-owned ...

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April 27th, 2015

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Burundi police battle protesters

Police in Burundi have clashed with thousands of protesters angered by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term in office. The government has banned protests, deployed the army and shut down the main independent radio station, saying it was ...

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April 27th, 2015

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The photographer who captures the horrors of the sea

Juan Medina has been following migrants trying to reach Europe for two decades – the Reuters photographer won a World Press award for this image taken in 2004. As the number of deaths at sea rises, he talks about his images. Warning: Readers may find some of the images

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April 27th, 2015

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Ethiopia appoint Sahle as new coach

Ethiopia have appointed Yohannes Sahle as the new national team coach. Sahle replaces Portuguese Mariano Barreto, who paid the price for failing to qualify the team for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. “I played for Ethiopia from the youth team to the national team. Now

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April 27th, 2015

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Sudan’s Bashir wins a landslide

President Omar al-Bashir says the charges against him are politically motivated Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has been re-elected with 94% of the vote, according to official results. The country’s main opposition parties boycotted the elections, saying they ...

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April 27th, 2015

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