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Somalia warns of return to piracy

Image caption The number of pirate attacks off Somalia has sharply declined In northern Somalia, government officials are warning of a revival of piracy, unless foreign nations – and the naval armada patrolling the coast – do more to help create jobs and security

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August 31st, 2015

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Chelsea set to sign Djilobodji

Chelsea are set to sign Senegal international Papy Djilobodji from Nantes in a £4m deal. The defender is due for a medical after agreement was reached between the clubs for the transfer of the 26-year-old. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has turned his attention to the 6ft 4in ...

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VIDEO: Somalia piracy ‘not dead but dormant’

There are warnings about a new outbreak of piracy off Somalia’s coast. It comes despite an international naval taskforce and British backed efforts to build stability onshore in the Horn of Africa. The BBC’s Africa correspondent Andrew Harding was one of the ...

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VIDEO: Akon ‘bringing electricity to Africa’

Senegalese born hip-hop musician Akon is hoping to bring electricity to 600 million people across Africa through his Lighting Africa project. The ambitious endeavour is gaining momentum, as Akon explained to the BBC’s Peter Okwoche. Article source: ...

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Rare hurricane hits Cape Verde

A hurricane, with winds of up to 140km/h (85mph) has hit the island nation of Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa. The government has grounded all flights until further notice. No hurricane has ever been recorded further east in the tropical Atlantic. A hurricane ...

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Maiga leaves West Ham for Al Nassr

West Ham forward Modibo Maiga has joined Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old Mali international has signed a two-year contract  with the Saudi champions. Maiga joined West Ham for £4.7m from Sochaux three years ago but has since had loan ...

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SA manhunt for ‘grenade killer’

Image caption South African police are appealing to the public to assist with the investigation Police in South Africa are on the hunt for a 30-year-old man accused of killing his wife with a hand grenade. The couple were arguing when the man allegedly threw two hand ...

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Egypt row over Facebook muezzin call

An Egyptian muezzin is facing disciplinary action for altering the words of the call to dawn prayer. The country’s ministry of religious affairs is taking legal action against Mahmoud al-Moghazi, the cleric of the Nile Delta town of Kafr al-Dawar. Instead of chanting ...

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South Sudan troops ‘break ceasefire’

Image caption Government troops have been battling rebels since 2013 South Sudan’s rebel leader has accused the government of violating a ceasefire hours after it came into effect. Riek Machar said the army attacked his forces in two northern states, allegations which ...

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Boko Haram ‘spreads to Lagos’

Image caption The Nigerian army has mainly been fighting Boko Haram in the country’s north-east Boko Haram is trying to expand its activities beyond Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north, to include the commercial capital Lagos, as well as other parts of the country, ...

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