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Cameroon releases detained children

Cameroon has been strengthening its troop presence along the border with Nigeria Cameroon has started to release some of the 84 children detained for more than six months after a raid on Koranic schools. The authorities had claimed the schools were being used as fronts for ...

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July 1st, 2015

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Mozambique scraps anti-gay law

Rights activists have campaigned across Africa for greater recognition for same-sex relationships Mozambique has decriminalised homosexuality in its new penal code, making it one of a few African countries where same-sex relationships are legal. The revised code, in force ...

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July 1st, 2015

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Egypt’s Sinai hit by deadly attacks

At least 600 Egyptian security personnel have been killed in militant attacks since 2013 Islamic State militants have launched a wave of attacks on the security forces in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula. The military said 10 soldiers had been killed or wounded along ...

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July 1st, 2015

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Tunisia attack: What we know

Thirty-eight people lost their lives when a gunman opened fire on tourists staying in the popular resort of Port El Kantaoui, just north of Sousse in Tunisia. Thirty of those killed are expected to be confirmed as British and were staying at the Hotel Rui Imperial Marhaba ...

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Why Tunisia has been targeted

The attack is expected to hit Tunisia’s tourism industry hard The attack that killed 38 people in the resort city of Sousse has left Tunisia looking particularly vulnerable. It was a devastating blow to a country still struggling to recover from another attack on ...

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VIDEO: Millennium Development Goals explained

The Millennium Development Goals come to end in 2015. But what are they exactly? And how successful have they been globally? BBC Africa’s Baya Cat explains the UN’s global initiative. Article source: ...

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July 1st, 2015

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Building a better future for Chad

Fatime and her baby, Ali, visiting a Mongo health centre for fever treatment On every global measure of poverty, health or economic development, Chad is near the bottom. This landlocked country in central Africa has a harsh climate, suffering both drought and flooding ...

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July 1st, 2015

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Ghana’s Muntari to leave AC Milan

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari’s contract with Italian club AC Milan has been ended by mutual consent. The 30-year old joined the Rossoneri permanently in 2012 following a loan spell while he was at Inter Milan. Muntari had one more year left on his contract that he ...

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VIDEO: Why is Tunisia vulnerable to extremism?

In Tunisia security has been increased at major venues – and many mosques, suspected of fomenting trouble, are being closed. Tunisia has a strong democratic tradition but there are concerns that its proximity to troubled Libya makes it vulnerable to Islamist extremism.

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July 1st, 2015

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VIDEO: Inside Tunisia killer’s college

The man who killed 38 at the beach resort of Sousse in Tunisia was “a student like any other” according to an official at his university. Seifddine Rezgui had just completed the first year of his masters degree in the city of Kairouan. He was studying engineering

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July 1st, 2015

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