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Tunisia launches security clampdown

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid has announced a clampdown on security after an attack on a holiday resort in which 38 people were killed. He said army reservists would be deployed to archaeological sites and resorts. About 80 mosques accused of “spreading ...

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June 27th, 2015

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Africa in pictures: 20-26 June 2015

A selection of photos from around Africa this week: A young refugee from the Central African Republic shows off his karate skills at a camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of a display to mark World Refugee Day on Saturday… …others show off their ...

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June 27th, 2015

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Ghana FA contests ‘ball boy’ report

Ghana’s Football Association says it is launching a legal challenge to a report into the country’s poor 2014 World Cup. It said a presidential commission report into their group-stage exit was “hideously inappropriate” in parts. The Dzamefe Report ...

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June 27th, 2015

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VIDEO: Zambia’s disgruntled builders

Zambia is experiencing something of a boom in the construction sector. Everywhere you go, new roads, schools, shopping malls or hospitals are being built. But local contractors are up in arms. They say foreign construction workers, especially the Chinese, receive ...

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June 26th, 2015

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VIDEO: Recovering from Ghana’s flood damage

Businesses in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, are still recovering from the floods that brought chaos to the city at the beginning of June 2015. About 100 people were killed when the petrol station that they were seeking shelter in exploded. Businesses both large and small have

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June 26th, 2015

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VIDEO: ‘There’s gunfire on the beach’

At least 37 people have been killed, including foreigners, in an attack on a beach near two tourist hotels in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse. Officials say one gunman has been shot dead and another is being pursued. Glenn Leathley’s daughter, Olivia, is on holiday ...

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June 26th, 2015

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VIDEO: Witness ‘fled whizz of ammunition’

More than 20 people have been killed in an attack on hotels in the Tunisian town of Sousse. Witness Gary Pine was on the beach near his hotel when he thought he heard firecrackers going off; tourists raced inside when they heard the “whizz of ammunition and ...

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June 26th, 2015

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VIDEO: Tunisia survivor: ‘Bullet hit my arm’

A man who survived a gun attack on a popular tourist beach in Tunisia has spoken of the moment two gunmen struck. He described how they began firing on people on the beach in Sousse, leaving dozens dead. Officials say one gunman has been shot dead and another is being ...

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June 26th, 2015

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Algeria dominate Champions League

This year’s African Champions League group stage features three clubs from the same country for the first time. The three sides from Algeria, including reigning champions Entente Setif, have all been drawn in the same group. El Eulma, who were relegated at the end of ...

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June 26th, 2015

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Nigeria death sentences for blasphemy

An Islamic court has sentenced nine people to death for insulting the Prophet Muhammad in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. The accused, who were all Muslims, had pleaded guilty, the head of Kano’s religious police, Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, told the BBC. The trial was ...

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June 26th, 2015

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