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Sanctions threat over S Sudan truce

Image caption President Salva Kiir signed the deal but expressed reservations The UN Security Council has warned the warring sides in South Sudan they face an arms embargo and other sanctions if they do not implement a peace deal due to come into force on Saturday. In a ...

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August 29th, 2015

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Africa in pictures: 21-27 August 2015

Four held over Austria lorry deaths Hungarian police arrest four people over the discovery of the bodies of 71 migrants, thought to be Syrian, in an abandoned lorry in Austria. Article source: ...

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August 28th, 2015

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Msakni earns recall to Tunisia squad

Youssef Msakni returns to the Tunisia squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia six months after he last played for the team. The 24-year-old, who plays in Qatar, is part of coach Henry Kasperczak’s 23-man group for the 6 September Group A tie. ...

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August 28th, 2015

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Libya boats search for more bodies

Image caption Libyan rescuers worked throughout the night to search for survivors and recover bodies Fishing boats off the Libyan coast are searching for more bodies after two migrant vessels capsized on Thursday. Around 200 people are feared to have drowned as they tried to

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August 28th, 2015

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Boko Haram fighters sentenced to death

Image caption The three-day trial was held behind closed doors Chad has sentenced 10 members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram to death on terror charges, after a three-day trial in the capital N’Djamena. The 10 were convicted over their roles in twin attacks ...

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August 28th, 2015

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Carayol opts out of Afcon qualifier

Mustapha Carayol has revealed he asked not to be in The Gambia’s squad to face Cameroon in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on 6 September. The 26-year-old told BBC Sport: “I told coach Raoul Savoy I need to concentrate on my transfer away from ...

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August 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Slowing China affects Africa

Slowing growth in China, the world’s second-largest economy, has spooked investors – with turbulence on global markets. It has served to underline the recent plunge in commodity prices, which are of key concern to many economies in Africa. The BBC’s Matthew

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August 28th, 2015

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Guinea ‘blocking ex-leader’s return’

Image caption Capt Moussa Dadis Camara is popular in the south-east of Guinea Guinea’s exiled former junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara has told the BBC that the Guinean authorities are blocking his return home. His attempt to return via Ivory Coast this week failed when

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August 28th, 2015

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Ghana universities ‘targeted by IS’

Image caption Graduate Mohammad Nazir Nortei Alema was confirmed as one of those who have joined IS Ghana’s authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say. IS agents recruited ...

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August 28th, 2015

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The battle over the words used to describe migrants

Images of people scrambling over barbed wire fences in Calais or crossing the Mediterranean in fishing boats have dominated the media over the last few months. And a debate has even emerged about the very words used to describe people. The word migrant is defined in Oxford ...

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August 28th, 2015

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