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Chad executes Boko Haram fighters

Image caption The men were sentenced to death after a three-day trial Ten members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have been executed by firing squad in Chad. It comes a day after they were found guilty of terror charges at a trial in the capital N’Djamena. ...

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August 30th, 2015

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Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

82:18 Falcao (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 82:18 Foul by James McArthur (Crystal Palace). 81:41 Substitution Substitution Substitution, Crystal Palace. Joe Ledley replaces Yohan Cabaye. 80:33 Goal scored Goal! Goal! Chelsea 1, Crystal Palace 2. Joel Ward ...

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August 29th, 2015

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Bony pulls out of Ivory Coast squad

Wilfried Bony has pulled out of the Ivory Coast squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone next week because of a leg injury, the Ivorian Football Federation confirmed on Saturday. Bony suffered a cut on his leg in training on Thursday and did not ...

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August 29th, 2015

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Swazi crash kills reed-dance women

Image caption Images from the scene showed several bodies on a mangled truck Dozens of girls and young women are reported to have been killed in a road crash in Swaziland while travelling to a famous traditional festival. A human rights group said 38 died and at least 20 ...

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August 29th, 2015

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Nigeria warns of airport attack

Image caption Authorities said security at Abuja’s airport had been stepped up Nigeria’s intelligence agency has warned of a possible attack on the airport in its capital after disrupting what it said was a Boko Haram cell. Authorities said on Friday that a boy, ...

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August 29th, 2015

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Egypt jails al-Jazeera journalists

Three al-Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt of “spreading false news” have been sentenced to three years in prison at their retrial in Cairo. Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were led away from court after the verdict. Australian ...

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August 29th, 2015

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French reporters ‘blackmailed king’

Image caption Moroccan law prohibits criticism of King Mohammed VI Two French reporters have been arrested and accused of attempting to blackmail the king of Morocco, lawyers say. Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet, who are writing a book on King Mohammed VI, were reportedly

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August 29th, 2015

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Does Nigeria run better without a cabinet?

In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali looks at how Nigeria is coping without a cabinet. It is now three months since Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as president of Nigeria and five months since he won historic elections, the first time an ...

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August 29th, 2015

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VIDEO: Hundreds feared dead off Libyan coast

Libyan workers continue to search for bodies at sea and on shore after two migrant vessels capsized on Thursday. Around 200 people are feared to have drowned as they tried to cross from Zuwara, west of Tripoli, to Italy. Police in Italy have detained 10 suspected traffickers

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August 29th, 2015

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Libya searches for more bodies

Image caption Red Crescent workers have the grim task of recovering bodies Libyan workers continue to search for bodies at sea and on shore after two migrant vessels capsized on Thursday. Around 200 people are feared to have drowned as they tried to cross from Zuwara, west ...

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August 29th, 2015

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