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Why rat poison is big business in Nigeria

In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at Nigeria’s current war on rats. A recent headline in a local newspaper captured the reaction of many Nigerians to the latest disease outbreak in our country: ...

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January 28th, 2016

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VIDEO: On Libyan frontline as fighters battle IS

A coalition led by the Libyan army is fighting on two fronts, against the forces of so-called Islamic State and Islamist militias. For the past year and half, Benghazi, where the Libyan uprising started in 2011 has been the scene of endless fighting which has left hundreds ...

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January 28th, 2016

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VIDEO: Gbagbo: From Ivory Coast to the ICC

The trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity is set to begin at the International Criminal Court (ICC). He faces charges relating to the country’s civil conflict that erupted after he lost elections in 2010. Both Mr Gbagbo and ...

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January 28th, 2016

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Ivory Coast ex-leader’s trial opens

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Gbagbo appeared relaxed as the trial began The trial of Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity has begun at the International Criminal Court (ICC). He faces charges relating to the country’s civil ...

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January 28th, 2016

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VIDEO: Fighting on Benghazi’s frontline

A coalition led by the Libyan army is fighting on two fronts, against the forces of so-called Islamic State and Islamist militias. For the past year and half, Benghazi, where the Libyan uprising started in 2011 has been the scene of endless fighting which has left hundreds ...

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January 28th, 2016

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Sudan to reopen border with South Sudan

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Although the border has not been officially open, refugees have crossed in both directions Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the opening of his country’s border with South Sudan for the first time since the ...

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January 28th, 2016

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Sunderland sign defender Kone

Sunderland have signed Ivory Coast defender Lamine Kone from French side Lorient for an undisclosed fee. The France-born 26-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League strugglers. “He is big and strong; attributes you need to play in ...

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January 27th, 2016

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Mali into quarter-finals after draw

Zambia and Mali are both through to the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship after they played out a goalless draw in Group D. The local Chipolopolo side had already booked their passage before the game and Mali sealed their spot by claiming a point. In the ...

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January 27th, 2016

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VIDEO: Kenya attempts to revive tourism industry

Security issues in Kenya and the region have had a serious impact on the country’s tourism industry. Fears of terror attacks have kept visitors away from beach hotels and game parks, costing the industry millions of dollars. Nearly 30,000 people have also lost their ...

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January 27th, 2016

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Nigeria suicide blasts hit Chibok

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attacks came despite the presence of security forces in the regions (file picture) Suicide bombers have hit the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok during market day, killing at least 13 people, reports said. At least three attackers ...

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January 27th, 2016

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