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VIDEO: South Sudan faces food shortage

There has been a warning that more people are at risk of hunger in South Sudan than at any time since it became independent four years ago. The UN World Food Programme says about 40% of the population will require help in the next few months. Saskia O’Donoghue reports.

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May 28th, 2015

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‘New species’ of ancient human found

Researchers say the jaw bones and teeth are unlike any they have seen before A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report. Researchers discovered jaw bones and teeth, which date to between 3.3m and 3.5m years old. It ...

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May 28th, 2015

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Fifa arrests spark sponsor concerns

The FBI raids Concacaf offices in Miami Beach in Florida Key sponsors of Fifa have expressed “serious concern” after the US accused senior officials of football’s governing body of racketeering, fraud and money laundering. Coca-Cola said the World Cup had ...

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May 28th, 2015

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Senegal omit Cisse and N’Doye

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse and Hull City’s Dame N’Doye have both been omitted from the latest Senegal squad. Cisse, 29, has not played for the Teranga Lions since Aliou Cisse took over as coach in March. Veteran forward Moussa Sow is also overlooked for the ...

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May 27th, 2015

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VIDEO: Kaberuka on time as Africa bank boss

The African Development Bank is preparing to elect its new boss on Thursday. Eight people are running for the post, but it is difficult to predict who will succeed Rwandan, Dr Donald Kaberuka. He has been leading the bank since 2005 and during his tenure, it became ...

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May 27th, 2015

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VIDEO: African Union memorial for dead migrants

Diplomats, religious leaders and former migrants gathered for a memorial service at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa for the thousands of migrants who have died as they tried to cross the Mediterranean. The African Union has been accused of failing to respond to

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May 27th, 2015

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Fifa officials ‘corrupted football’

US prosecutors have accused several officials from football’s governing body Fifa of racketeering, fraud and money laundering involving tens of millions of dollars over 24 years. Prosecutors said they had discovered a dozen schemes, including one awarding the 2010 ...

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May 27th, 2015

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VIDEO: ‘No stone should be left unturned’

Fifa’s South African anti-racism campaigner Tokyo Sexwale has welcomed the launch of two criminal investigations into corruption at football’s world governing body. He also called for a Fifa report by former US prosecutor Michael Garcia into allegations of ...

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May 27th, 2015

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EU states ‘must take 40,000 migrants’

Tens of thousands have tried to make the perilous Mediterranean crossing this year The European Commission has called on EU member states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who land in Italy and Greece over the next two years. Germany, France and Spain ...

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May 27th, 2015

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Kenya payout over birth control

The woman was awarded $200 a month until the child turns 18 years old A court in Kenya has ordered a hospital to pay $48,000 (£31,000) to a woman who became pregnant despite having a contraceptive implant procedure. The woman said that she had the implant because she and her

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May 27th, 2015

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