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Al-Jazeera retrial verdicts delayed

Baher Mohamed (L) and Mohamed Fahmy deny collaborating with the Muslim Brotherhood Verdicts in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt previously jailed for allegedly aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood have been delayed. Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy, ...

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July 30th, 2015

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What’s Obama visit done for Africa?

President Obama was the first US leader to address the African Union When Barack Obama stepped off Air Force One in Kenya it felt like a moment of affirmation and an opportunity to use the US president’s words to “call on the world to change its approach to ...

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July 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: ‘Killer brew’ addicts face penis cut off threat

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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How the internet descended on the man who killed Cecil the lion

A parody Twitter account has been set up to mock Mr Palmer Social-media users have gone into overdrive in an attempt to shame the man who has admitted to killing Cecil the lion. There was a global outcry when Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, admitted to killing ...

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July 29th, 2015

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When is hunting not poaching?

Cecil was a major tourist attraction at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park Cecil the lion was a renowned figure in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Earlier this month, however, American dentist Walter Palmer paid roughly $50,000 (£32,000)for the chance to kill the ...

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July 29th, 2015

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Nigeria seeks links with Germany

Nigeria are seeking to forge closer links with Germany to try to revive the country’s soccer fortunes and help the national team’s development. NFF president Amaju Pinnick said on the body’s website: “We keenly desire to partner with the DFB (German ...

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July 29th, 2015

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Hunter bailed over Cecil the lion

Hunter Theo Bronkhorst (left) and landowner Honest Ndlovu are facing poaching charges A hunter accused of helping a US tourist kill Zimbabwe’s most famous lion has been released on bail. Theo Bronkhorst pleaded not guilty to a charge of “failing to prevent an ...

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July 29th, 2015

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Audit finds Kenya accounts ‘disturbing’

The auditor-general called government account “disturbing” Only 26% of money spent and collected by the Kenyan government has been fully approved in an audit for 2013-2014. The auditor-general, whose report covered an annual budget of about $16bn (£10bn), said ...

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July 29th, 2015

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Platini ‘would not change Fifa’

Liberia Football Association president Musa Bility says fellow Fifa presidential candidate Michel Platini is an “unacceptable” choice. Platini announced on Wednesday he would stand in next year’s election. Bility told BBC Sport: “The world has asked ...

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July 29th, 2015

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VIDEO: The rise and fall of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Not too long ago, playboy Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was heir-apparent to an oil-rich dictatorship. Now he finds himself with a death sentence after having been in prison for almost four years. BBC News charts the rise and fall of Colonel Gaddafi’s favourite son. Video by: ...

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July 29th, 2015

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