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Deadly rocket attack hits UN Mali base

Image copyright AP Image caption Some 10,000 soldiers from dozens of different nations are currently serving in Mali under the UN banner Three people have been killed in a rocket attack on a UN peacekeepers’ base in northern Mali, the UN says. Two UN peacekeepers from ...

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Pope remembers martyrs in Uganda

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pope Francis received a rapturous reception from hundreds of thousands of pilgrims – many who had queued overnight in the rain to see him give Mass Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in front of an audience of hundreds of thousands of ...

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Mali not geared up to combat terrorism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tributes have been paid to the victims of the siege Nearly a week after the attack on the Radisson Blu hotel, Malian special forces made their first arrests. Two suspects are being held in connection with the attack, in which 22 ...

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Will Burkina Faso election be peaceful?

Burkina Faso holds crucial general elections on 29 November after a turbulent year under a transitional government that stepped in to restore order following a popular uprising in October 2014. Image copyright Getty Images Why is the election being held? The election was due

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Pope to remember martyrs in Uganda

Image copyright AFP Image caption A huge crowd had gathered at the Namugongo shrines, near Kampala Pope Francis will pay his respects to Ugandan Christians martyred for their faith in the 19th Century on the latest stage of his trip to Africa. Up to two million people are ...

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Africa in pictures: 20-26 November 2015

A selection of photos from around the African continent this week: Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of security personnel in Kenya deploy on Thursday for Pope Francis visit to the country, the first stop in his three-nation tour of Africa… Image copyright ...

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South Sudan in Cecafa Cup last eight

South Sudan have qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia after beating Malawi on Friday. Having only been recognised by Fifa in 2012, South Sudan have quickly set about building a reputation. On Friday they shocked guest side ...

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Under-23s set to fight for Rio spot

The Under-23 African Cup of Nations kicks off this weekend offering not only chance to rule the continent but also to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. While there will be only one winner of the trophy, the top three teams will book their place in Rio. Defending champions Gabon

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VIDEO: What is the Commonwealth?

Leaders from 53 countries are due to take part in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta. The Queen is due to attend supported by the Prince of Wales. Ahead of the meeting, James Robbins looks at the history of the Commonwealth and whether it is still ...

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VIDEO: The women denied rights to own land

More than a third of the world’s workforce works in agriculture and in developing countries, and women make up 43% of the workforce. But they comprise less than a fifth of landholders. Access to secure tenure and ownership of land is harder for women than men, and ...

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