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Kenya’s Garissa campus ‘must reopen’

The survivors of the attack in April fled the college campus and left the town Peace activists in Kenya are calling for the reopening of the college where 148 people were killed by gunmen from the Somalia-based al-Shabab group. The April attack led to the closure of Garissa ...

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July 30th, 2015

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US inquiry into African lion killer

Walter Palmer’s dental practice in Minnesota has been besieged by angry protesters US officials have launched an investigation into the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe but say they have been unable to reach the American involved. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) ...

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July 30th, 2015

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Zambian Sunzu joins Lille on loan

Zambia international defender Stoppila Sunzu has joined French Ligue 1 side on loan from China’s Shanghai Shenhua. The 26-year-old will join up with manager Herve Renard for the third time having played under the Frenchman for Zambia and French side Sochaux. ...

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July 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: One night by the Calais security fence

Many of the migrants trying to make the crossing from France to England live in a makeshift camp near Calais dubbed “The Jungle”. As darkness falls each night, hundreds try to break through the security fences and onto the tracks that lead to the tunnel. The ...

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July 30th, 2015

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Twitter row over Kenya’s Obama grass

The video began trending with the hashtag #KideroGrass The governor of Kenya’s capital has denied that contractors are uprooting grass planted in Nairobi for US President Barack Obama’s visit. A video began circulating on social media on Thursday appearing to ...

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July 30th, 2015

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‘Tourism slump hits’ Kenya Airways

Kenya Airlines is looking for a $200m loan to help it recover One of Africa’s largest airlines Kenya Airways has announced its biggest ever annual loss. It has partly blamed the $290m (£188m) shortfall on a decline in Kenya’s tourism sector. Some countries had ...

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July 30th, 2015

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Burundi rival accepts top post

Despite boycotting the presidential poll Mr Rwasa still won nearly 20% of the vote Burundi’s opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has been elected as a deputy speaker of parliament, despite strident criticism of recent legislative and presidential polls. There has been a ...

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July 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: ‘Killer brew’ addicts lose alcohol and privates

Authorities in Kenya are cracking down on illicitly brewed alcohol following a recent spate of deaths. Homemade alcohol, sometimes called “killer brew”, is popular among poorer Kenyans in central parts of the country. Addiction is having a devastating impact on ...

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July 30th, 2015

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US lion killer ‘sorry for disruption’

Walter Palmer has faced a huge backlash online over his killing of Cecil the lion A US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe has apologised to his patients in Minnesota for the disruption caused by the anger directed at him. Walter Palmer’s dental practice in ...

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July 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: On the banks of the new Suez Canal

Egypt is about to inaugurate a new Suez Canal, which is expected to double the revenues of its strategic waterway over the next decade. It has constructed a new lane which runs alongside part of the existing canal, allowing reduced transit and waiting times for ships. It ...

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July 30th, 2015

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