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VIDEO: Pope brings message of peace to CAR

Pope Francis has called for peace and reconciliation in the deeply divided Central African Republic, on the latest leg of his African tour. Security was tight for what is the pontiff’s first trip to a conflict zone. He stopped at a refugee camp and said Mass at the ...

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November 30th, 2015

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Vote count under way in Burkina Faso

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security has been tight for the election Counting is under way in Burkina Faso where voters have been choosing a new president and parliament after a year of political turmoil. It is the first election since last year’s popular ...

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November 30th, 2015

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Pope reaches hardest day of Africa trip

Image copyright AP Image caption Pope Francis visited a paediatric hospital in Bangui on Sunday Pope Francis is due to visit a mosque in the capital of the Central African Republic in what is being seen as the most difficult part of his Africa tour. The Pope will meet ...

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November 30th, 2015

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Pope calls for reconciliation in CAR

Media captionPope Francis was greeted with loud cheers at a refugee camp in Bangui Pope Francis, speaking during Mass in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital Bangui, has called on fighting factions to lay down their weapons. Instead, he said, they should arm themselves

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November 30th, 2015

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Ugandan club buys taxis for players

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) FC – one of the country’s biggest clubs – have encouraged their players to earn extra cash, by helping them to get into the lucrative motorcycle taxi business. URA are helping the club’s players to buy motorbikes, ...

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November 29th, 2015

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Etoile beat Pirates to lift Confed Cup

Tunisia’s Etoile Du Sahel beat South Africa’s Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the second leg of the African Confederation Cup final in Sousse to triumph 2-1 on aggregate. Captain Ammar Jemal scored the winner for the Tunisians to add to his late equaliser in the first ...

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November 29th, 2015

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Etoile to host Pirates amid tight security

The second leg of the African Confederation Cup final in Sousse between Etoile Du Sahel and South Africa’s Orlando Pirates will be played amid tight security, following Tuesday’s bomb attack in Tunis. A limited crowd will watch Sunday’s final at an earlier ...

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November 29th, 2015

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VIDEO: Background to clashes in CAR

Pope Francis is concluding his first official trip to Africa with a visit to the Central African Republic. The country is in the midst of conflict, with society divided between enclaves of Christians and Muslims, clashing daily as UN peacekeepers try to keep them apart. The ...

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November 29th, 2015

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Pope seeks change in conflict zone CAR

Media captionPope Francis was greeted with loud cheers at a refugee camp in Bangui Pope Francis – visiting his first conflict zone – has said he hopes next month’s polls in the Central African Republic (CAR) will open a “new chapter” for the ...

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November 29th, 2015

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Can Pope tackle religious divide in Central African Republic?

Media captionAlastair Leithead visits the scene of recent religious violence When Pope Francis put the Central African Republic on his itinerary, he gave his Vatican security officers a major challenge. It’s no longer full-blown civil war, but it’s a country ...

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November 29th, 2015

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