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South Sudan businesses struggle in a ‘war economy’

South Sudan has what many business people describe as a “war economy”, as they battle to keep their companies afloat as a result of the brutal conflict which broke out between government and rebel forces in December 2013. With President Salva Kiir finally signing

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August 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Hundreds feared dead as boats capsize

Recovery operations are under way off the coast of Libya after two boats carrying up to 500 people capsized near the port of Zuwara. Officials said about 201 people had been rescued by the Libyan coast guard but many are feared drowned. Frankie McCamley reports. Article ...

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August 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Celebrating books in Mogadishu

Somalia used to be known as the poet’s nation. Now it may be reclaiming its old title, as a land of words and wonder. It is holding its first international literary festival in the capital Mogadishu, with three days of readings, films, art and exhibitions. Ellen Alex ...

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August 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: South Sudan’s war economy

South Sudan has what many business people describe as a “war economy”; people there are struggling to keep their companies afloat as a result of the brutal conflict which broke out between government and rebel forces in December 2013. Even if the recent peace ...

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August 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Daughter ‘gives Tutu hugs from well-wishers’

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daughter, Canon Mpho Tutu, has been speaking about her father’s health. South Africa’s archbishop is in hospital for the third time in recent weeks, and is now half-way through what is expected to be a two-week treatment. She told ...

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August 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Inside a Kenyan speciality tea factory

Tea-making is a centuries-old art that started in Asia, but the Kenyans have made it their own – they are now the largest exporters of tea worldwide. Tea production is crucial to the overall Kenyan economy, and in the town of Kerugoya, tea producers are becoming more ...

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August 28th, 2015

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Many feared dead in Libya sinkings

Image caption Thousands have died, and many thousands more rescued, trying to cross the Mediterranean Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized off the Libyan city of Zuwara, residents and officials say. The first boat, which ...

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August 28th, 2015

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Viewpoint: Treat refugees as a development issue

Image caption Uganda has given refugees the right to work and a significant degree of freedom of movement Europe is facing a mass influx of refugees from outside the region for the first time in its history, as people flee persecution and conflict in countries such as Syria ...

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August 27th, 2015

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Senegal migrant town mourns lost sons

Image caption Aissatou Sanogo is looking after three children following her husband’s death People in one of Senegal’s poorest areas are in mourning after dozens of their loved ones lost their lives in shipwrecks off the Libyan coast as they tried to make the ...

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August 27th, 2015

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Will South Sudan peace deal be worth the wait?

Image caption South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir signs the peace deal They waited and they waited in the big tent adorned with chandeliers and fairy lights as the temperature gradually rose. They have been waiting a while for peace in South Sudan, so weren’t ...

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August 27th, 2015

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