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Gunfire heard in Burkina Faso capital

Image copyright AFP Image caption The army has remained loyal to the government throughout the crisis Gunfire has been heard in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou, around the barracks of the presidential guard which staged a coup earlier this month. The army has surrounded

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September 29th, 2015

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South Sudan to get war crimes court

Image copyright AFP Image caption The conflict has dashed hopes of development in South Sudan The African Union (AU) says a special court will be set up to try war crimes suspects in South Sudan, which has been hit by a brutal conflict since 2013. The move is aimed at ...

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Copper price close to lowest since 2009

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Copper is just one of the casualties in the commodity collapse The price of copper dropped almost 2% on Tuesday and is close to its lowest level in six and a half years. The metal fell to $4,955 a tonne, just $100 above the level it

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Congo’s Bemba denies bribery at ICC

Image copyright AFP Image caption John-Pierre Bemba was extradited to The Hague from Belgium A former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo and his ex-lawyers have denied charges of bribing witnesses to give false testimony at his war crimes trial. John-Pierre ...

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Africa oil and gold tax for hunger fund

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This 10 grams of gold would raise $6 for food for children Congo-Brazzaville, Guinea, Mali and Niger have agreed to divert a portion of state revenues from oil, gold, phosphate and uranium to a UN fund to fight childhood ...

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Saudi Hajj disaster toll questioned

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Saudi embassy in the Iranian capital in Tehran has seen several angry protests since the disaster Officials from several countries have said that more than 1,000 people died in last week’s stampede near Mecca during the annual Hajj

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Critics mixed on Noah’s Daily Show debut

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Monday night’s debut episode will air in the UK on Tuesday night Trevor Noah has had a mixed reception from critics as he made his debut hosting The Daily Show, replacing Jon Stewart who left last month. The 31-year-old South ...

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Hitachi pays SEC $19m over SA payments

Image copyright Getty Images The Japanese firm, Hitachi, has agreed to pay $19m to settle charges by US regulators that it made improper payments to South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress. The US Securities and Exchange Commission says Hitachi ...

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VIDEO: Jumping towards a brighter future

Alexandra is one of Johannesburg’s most notorious neighbourhoods. But one local sports club has been working hard to keep the local children out of trouble. The Alexandra trampoline club sets up its trampolines in the street and encourages youngsters in the area to ...

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Hundreds escape from CAR jail

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption At least 30 people have been killed in the CAR over the past three days Hundreds of inmates at a prison in the Central African Republic have escaped as a wave of violence left dozens dead. After a Muslim taxi driver was killed, ...

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