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VIDEO: The remarkable trial of Chad’s ex-ruler

Chad’s ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal. The judge convicted him of rape, sexual slavery and ordering killings during his rule from 1982 to 1990. His trial took place in ...

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May 30th, 2016

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Banned Kargbo joins English side Hamlet

Ibrahim Kargbo says he has signed a one-year contract with Dulwich Hamlet FC Former Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Kargbo, who is currently banned from playing in Netherlands over match-fixing allegations, has joined English non-league side Dulwich Hamlet FC. The 34-year old, ...

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Ivory Coast’s Aurier arrested in Paris

Aurier has made 31 appearances for Ivory Coast Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier was arrested and placed in police custody on Monday after he was involved in an incident in Paris. The 23-year-old, who plays for French side Paris St Germain, is alleged to have had an ...

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Life sentences for Somalia plane blast

Image copyright Harun Maruf Image caption The bomber was the only fatality from the blast A military court in Somalia has sentenced two men to life in prison for masterminding a bomb attack on a Daallo Airlines passenger plane in February. Eight other people, including a ...

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Chad’s Habre gets life in landmark case

Image copyright CAE Image caption Habre was accused of ordering the killings of 40,000 people Chad’s ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal. The judge convicted him of rape, ...

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Niger battles terrorism threats on all fronts

Media captionThe BBC’s Julian Keane is given rare access to Base 101 in Niamey A whirring sound is heard in the sky above Niamey, the capital of Niger. Several soldiers get into position. It’s a drill they’ve been through countless times. As the engine ...

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UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UN mission in Mali, Minusma, was set up in 2013 Five United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and another was seriously injured in an attack in central Mali. The soldiers – who were from Togo – were travelling in

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Hamlet sign Kargbo amid fixing allegations

Ibrahim Kargbo says he has signed a one year contract with Dulwich Hamlet FC Former Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Kargbo, currently banned from playing in the Netherlands over match-fixing allegations, has joined English non-league side Dulwich Hamlet FC as a free agent. The ...

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India arrests over assaults on Africans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption African students often complain that they are racially abused in India Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks on six Africans last Thursday, the latest in a number of assaults that have strained ties between ...

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China firm sorry over race-row advert

Media captionThe advert was described as one of the most racist to be screened A Chinese firm has apologised over an advert for detergent which has provoked a storm of allegations of racism. The manufacturer of Qiaobi said it strongly opposed and condemned racial ...

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