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Gumtree ‘baby seller’ pleads guilty

A 20-year-old woman in South Africa has pleaded guilty to trying sell her child for 5,000 rand ($380; £250) on advertising website Gumtree. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says that the mother faced charges including human trafficking and money laundering. The ...

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Kenya athletics chiefs suspended

The IAAF suspended Russia from athletics earlier this month President Isaiah Kiplagat and two other Kenya Athletics officials have been provisionally suspended for 180 days by the ethics commission of the IAAF. Athletics’ world governing body is looking into ...

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Muslim feminist writer Mernissi dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fatima Mernissi’s French publishers said she had carried on her work “until her last moments” The Moroccan writer and sociologist Fatima Mernissi, known for her pioneering work in the field of Islamic feminism, has

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Woman dies in Kenya ‘terror drill’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Many students and staff reportedly panicked after hearing shots fired as part of the drill One woman has died and at least 31 others have been hospitalised after a security exercise at a university in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Staff member

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The secret bribes of big tobacco

Media captionPaul Hopkins: “My job was to make sure the competition never got a breathing space” A BBC investigation has uncovered evidence of bribery at one of the UK’s biggest companies. Panorama found British American Tobacco illegally paid politicians ...

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VIDEO: ‘We’re only prepared for marriage’

Naomi Bya’Ombe is 15 years old and lives in Kinshasa. She likes singing, dancing and watching TV. She is the fifth of seven siblings (four girls and three boys), and also lives with two of her cousins. Naomi says life is not only about washing the dishes or doing the ...

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VIDEO: BBC crew help rescue trapped calf

South Africa is facing one of the worst droughts to hit the region in 30 years. While correspondent Nomsa Maseko and her crew were visiting Thuse Kalane, a farmer in Free State province, one of the worst affected areas, they found a calf trapped in thick clay, too weak to ...

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VIDEO: Highlights from Pope’s African visit

30 November 2015 Last updated at 12:35 GMT Watch key moments from Pope Francis’ tour of African countries. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34961592#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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Nigeria students die in dormitory fire

Image caption The fire broke out in the hostel dormitories while students were sleeping At least seven female students have died after a fire at a boarding school hostel near the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Sunday night, officials say. Most of the deaths resulted from ...

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Pope: Christians and Muslims are brothers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pope Francis said Christians and Muslims should turn their back on revenge and hatred Pope Francis has told worshippers in a mosque in the Central African Republic that “Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters”. He was ...

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