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Zuma survives no-confidence vote

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jacob Zuma’s presidency has been dogged by controversy South Africa’s parliament has voted down a no-confidence motion in President Jacob Zuma, while a court is hearing a case to reinstate 738 corruption charges against him. ...

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Nigerian teen ‘marriage abductee’ found

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl who was allegedly abducted and forced into marriage has been found and will be re-united with her family, police say. A search for her began on Sunday after a paper published an article about her alleged abduction, prompting a social media ...

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Mugabe’s ex-ally forms opposition party

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joice Mujuru was known as “Spill Blood” during the campaign against British rule A powerful former ally of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has launched a party to challenge his 35-year rule. Joice Mujuru said the ...

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VIDEO: From Syria to one of world’s poorest countries

Syrians have fled across the globe to escape the fighting in their home country. The UN refugee agency has registered some 300 Syrians in Mauritania – one of the poorest countries in the world. Mauritania says hundreds more refugees have arrived who have not registered

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Bid to charge Zuma with corruption

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jacob Zuma’s presidency has been dogged by controversy A court in South Africa is to hear a case brought by the opposition to reinstate 738 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma. His office said he would oppose the bid, as ...

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Barclays shares fall 11% on results

Image copyright Getty Images Barclays shares fall 11% after reporting a drop in full-year profits, a dividend cut and a restructuring including reducing its stake in Africa. Underlying annual profits for 2015 fell 2% to £5.4bn. The bank said it would cut its dividend by more

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Sunday morning at the Bamako Hippodrome

Image copyright Vincent Boisot When you think of the world of horse racing, Ascot, the Melbourne Cup or the lucrative Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe may come to mind. The hippodrome in Mali’s capital Bamako, may not see million-dollar prizes but it’s still a ...

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The schoolboy falsely accused of two murders

Image copyright Remand /Revolution Pictures Ugandan schoolboy Tumusiime Henry was 15 when he was accused of murder the first time. While he waited almost two years for the trial to begin he was accused of a second murder. But then he met an American lawyer who slowly ...

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