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Facebook opens first Africa HQ

Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke has been appointed Head of Africa at Facebook Facebook has opened its first headquarters in Africa as it looks to add to its existing 120 million users on the continent. The new office in Johannesburg will focus on growing markets in Kenya, Nigeria and ...

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June 29th, 2015

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Chibok girls ‘fighting for Boko Haram’

The girls were seized from their school in northern Nigeria in April 2014 Some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria have been forced to join Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the BBC has been told. Witnesses say some are now being used to terrorise other ...

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June 29th, 2015

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Al-Shabab attacks Somali military base

Al-Shabab has stepped up attacks during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan Al-Shabab militants have killed at least five soldiers in an overnight attack on an army base in the southern Somali port of Kismayo. Islamist fighters beheaded some of the captured Somali soldiers ...

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June 29th, 2015

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Chad police killed in militant raid

Five Chadian security officials and six militants have been killed in an explosion during a raid on a weapons cache in the capital N’Djamena, officials say. Officers seized weapons and explosives at the scene, the state prosecutor told Reuters news agency. Militants ...

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June 29th, 2015

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‘Grenade targets’ Burundi election

The election is going ahead despite international calls for it to be postponed A grenade has been thrown at a polling station at the start of Burundi’s parliamentary election, witnesses say. Elections are being held despite an opposition boycott and weeks of protests ...

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June 29th, 2015

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Egypt’s chief prosecutor killed

Several vehicles were damaged in the explosion in Cairo’s Heliopolis district Egypt’s public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, has been killed in an apparent bomb attack on his car in Cairo, officials say. Mr Barakat died of his wounds in hospital after the bombing in ...

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Tunisia arrests over beach attack

Tunisia has made its first arrests over the massacre of 38 people, mainly tourists, by a gunman at the beach resort of Sousse on Friday, the country’s interior minister has said. Mohamed Gharsalli said 1,000 troops would now be deployed to protect the country’s ...

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Tunisia attack: What we know so far

It’s now thought that at least 30 British people were killed in the Tunisia beach attack. The Queen has spoken of her “shock” at the massacre and offered her “deepest sympathies”. Foreign Minister Tobias Ellwood has called it “the most ...

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Burundi holds election amid tensions

The election is going ahead despite international calls for it to be postponed Elections are being held in Burundi despite an opposition boycott and weeks of protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plan to seek a third term. Polls in the parliamentary and local ...

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June 29th, 2015

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Tunisia gunman relatives ‘horrified’

Islamic State has published a photo of the alleged gunman In the Tunisian village of Jaafour, where the man who is widely alleged to have carried out the attack in Sousse was born and bred, there is shock and distress. The Tunisian, whom Islamic State have named as Abu Yahya

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