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Rwandan politician dies in Burundi jail

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rwandan former youth minister Jacques Bihozagara was in Burundi’s Mpimba Prison when he died A former Rwandan minister has died in jail in Burundi nearly four months after being arrested for espionage. The successor to Jacques ...

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March 31st, 2016

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Court rules Zuma breached constitution

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Nkandla residence has become a political headache for Mr Zuma South Africa’s highest court has ruled that President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution when he failed to repay some of the government money used to upgrade his ...

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March 31st, 2016

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Nigeria community divided over Boko Haram

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boko Haram Islamist militants seized Michika in September 2014 In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani travels to a Nigerian town split along ethnic and religious lines by Boko ...

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March 31st, 2016

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VIDEO: Kenya lion shot dead after escape

Rangers have killed a lion on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, after it strayed out of the nearby national park. Kenya Wildlife Service Rangers said the lion attacked and injured a motorbike rider. The man was taken to hospital. Anne Soy reports on the problem ...

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Shell Nigeria deal probed in Italy

Image copyright Getty Images Italian prosecutors are investigating Royal Dutch Shell as part of a probe into the acquisition of a Nigerian oil field, the firm has said. The oil giant said it was cooperating with the authorities. The probe is connected to the 2011 $1.3bn ...

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UN looks into CAR ‘bestiality’ report

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been repeated allegations of child sex abuse by international troops in CAR UN officials say they are investigating “extremely troubling” claims of sexual abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic ...

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March 31st, 2016

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Boko Haram attack kills Niger soldiers

Six soldiers from Niger’s army were killed in an ambush by Boko Haram militants, the country’s interior ministry said. The attack happened near the town of Diffa close to the border with Nigeria early on Wednesday. It comes two weeks after a Boko Haram assault on

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VIDEO: Kenya lion shot dead after escape

Rangers have killed a lion on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, after it strayed out of the nearby national park. Kenya Wildlife Service Rangers said the lion attacked and injured a motorbike rider. The man was taken to hospital. Anne Soy reports on the problem ...

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March 30th, 2016

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Messi’s boots make Egyptians cry foul

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Messi’s donation provoked outrage on social media rather than gratitude. The world’s most famous footballer donates a pair of his boots to a charity auction, what’s not to like? Plenty it seems, depending on the ...

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March 30th, 2016

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Team not to blame for results

Masahaba reacted angrily when asked by reporters if his job is safe South Africa coach Ephraim Mashaba has insisted the team is not responsible for the poor results in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group qualifiers. Bafana Bafana are without a win in four games in Group M

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March 30th, 2016

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