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Threat to show murdered Italian’s body

Image copyright EPA Image caption An ID card officials say was found at a flat used by a gang blamed for Mr Regeni’s death The family of Italian student Giulio Regeni has threatened to release a photo of his body if Egypt fails to uncover the truth behind his death. Mr

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Angolan government hit by cyber-attack

Image copyright PortugalAnon Image caption The group listed the websites it was targeting in a Facebook post The hacking collective Anonymous says it has shut down more than 20 Angolan government websites in response to the jailing of 17 youth activists. Many of the sites ...

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Egypt wants hijack suspect extradited

Image copyright EPA Image caption The alleged hijacker demanded to see his ex-wife as soon as the plane landed in Cyprus Egypt has asked Cyprus to extradite the man accused of hijacking an airliner on Tuesday, Egyptian prosecutors say. Seif al-Din Mustafa, described by ...

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Tanzania ‘to slash’ civil servant wages

Image copyright AFP Image caption The president likened top-earning officials to “angels residing in heaven” Tanzanian President John Magufuli has promised to slash the salaries of senior civil servants, cutting the top wage threshold by almost two-thirds. He ...

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Bombing suspect ‘not Chibok girl’

Image copyright AP Image caption Boko Haram released an image in 2014 of some of the abducted schoolgirls A senior Nigerian official has told the BBC that a would-be suicide bomber arrested in Cameroon is not one of the missing Chibok schoolgirls. The girl had told ...

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Kenyan firms to help breastfeeding

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A previous attempt to bring in a breastfeeding law was blocked by companies who threatened to stop employing women Kenya’s parliament has approved a bill which would force companies to set aside special breastfeeding areas for

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Libya unity leaders in Tripoli power bid

Image copyright AP Image caption Unity government PM Fayez Sarraj and his colleagues arrived at a naval base in Tripoli Leaders of Libya’s new unity government have arrived in the capital, Tripoli, by boat in an attempt to take control. Over recent days, ...

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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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How secure are Africa’s airports?

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers airport security on the continent. The age of anxiety is upon us: We may move across any metropolis in the 21st Century with that nagging feeling of doom, ...

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Campaign to save escaped SA lion

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Africa has a large lion population Animal rights campaigners are urging a South African game park to reverse its decision to put down a lion who escaped on Sunday. The lion, called Sylvester, crawled under an electric fence after heavy

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