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VIDEO: ‘My gender has helped me’

Fatou Bensouda, a lawyer from Gambia, is the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. As one of the BBC’s 100 Women 2015, she talks to Zeinab Badawi about justice, gender, and race. She also discusses an institution that is rarely out of the news. ...

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November 27th, 2015

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VIDEO: ‘Education is our gap in Angola’

The slump in global commodity prices has affected several countries where oil production forms a major part of the economy. The IMF has warned Angola about its public finances, estimating that debt will climb sharply to 57% of GDP by the end of the year. As part of the ...

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Eaton and Dibaba win IAAF awards

Eaton, competing in his first decathlon in two years in Beijing, broke his own world record by nine points American Ashton Eaton and Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia won the IAAF’s athlete of the year awards for 2015. Eaton, 27, scored 9,045 points to break his own world ...

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Burundi police ‘seize weapons cache’

Image copyright BurundiPolice Image caption Police in Bujumbura shared photos of arms and ammunition they said were recovered from the vehicle Burundian police say they have recovered a large number of weapons following an attack on the home of an adviser to President Pierre

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Suicide attack hits Nigeria Shia march

Image copyright Ibrahim Hassan Image caption Deaths and injuries did not stop the procession – an annual event lasting seven days A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people in an attack on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria’s Kano state, eyewitnesses and ...

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VIDEO: Pope gives last address in Kenya

The Pope has been greeted by an enthusiastic crowd at a youth rally at Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium, his last public event in Kenya before travelling to Uganda. During the address he criticised private developers for grabbing land from poor people, and got his audience ...

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India secure series win over SA

Ashwin (centre) has taken 24 wickets in five innings for India in the series against South Africa Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took 7-66 as India beat South Africa by 124 runs to win the third Test and take a 2-0 series lead with one match to play. South Africa began day ...

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Algeria jails ex-counter-terror chief

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gen Hassan had great influence over the security forces during Algeria’s civil war Algeria’s former counter-terrorism chief has been sentenced to five years in prison for destroying documents and disobeying military orders, the ...

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Polish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nigeria’s coast guard is working to deter piracy, which is common off the country’s shores Five Polish sailors have been abducted from a ship off the coast of Nigeria. Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said ...

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Pope urges Kenyans to end tribalism

Media captionAnne Soy watched as the Pope was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd in Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium Pope Francis has urged Kenyans to unite and take a stand against the destructive effects of tribalism. During a speech to young people in the Kenyan capital, ...

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