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Bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants repatriated

The bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who suffocated to death in a container in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been returned home. The migrants were on their way to southern Africa. Emmanuel Igunza reports from Addis Ababa.

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June 30th, 2016

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Why Congo miners fear President Kabila’s guards

The Democratic Republic of Congo may be one of the richest countries in the world in terms of mineral wealth but eight out of 10 Congolese people live in extreme poverty. Fighting over huge mineral deposits in the eastern region have led to ongoing conflict in the area, ...

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June 30th, 2016

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Patrick Ekeng: Doctor charged with manslaughter of Cameroon international

Patrick Ekeng played for Cameroon at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations The Romanian public prosecutor has charged emergency doctor Elena Duta with the manslaughter of former Cameroon midfielder Patrick Ekeng. Ekeng, 26, collapsed during a league match for Dinamo Bucharest in ...

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June 30th, 2016

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Nigerian city of Lagos shuts ‘noisy’ churches and mosques

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria has seen a huge growth in evangelical churches Authorities in Nigeria’s Lagos State have shut 70 churches and 20 mosques in an attempt to reduce high noise levels. About 10 hotels, pubs and club houses were also closed, ...

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June 30th, 2016

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Migrants die as dinghy sinks off Libya

Media captionTimelapse video showed the Italian navy raising a boat that sank in April 2015 At least 10 people drowned and more than 100 others were rescued when an inflatable boat carrying migrants capsized 32km (20 miles) off Libya. Those who died were all women, Italian ...

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June 30th, 2016

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Nigeria’s Elechi Amadi, author of The Concubine, dies

Image copyright Heinemann Image caption The Concubine is read across Africa Renowned Nigerian author Elechi Amadi has died of an undisclosed illness at the age of 82. He was most famous for The Concubine, which pictured the culture of marriage and forbidden traditions and ...

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June 30th, 2016

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Ivory Coast’s ‘hero’ professor backs student mothers

Image copyright @FierIvo01 Image caption Professor Honore Kahi put the baby on his back so that the mother could concentrate on the class An Ivory Coast professor, who was photographed carrying a student’s baby in class in a widely shared image, has said being a mother

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June 30th, 2016

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Kenyan lawyer Willie Kimani ‘abducted by rogue police’

Image copyright IJM Image caption Willie Kimani went missing just after leaving court a week ago Kenya’s law society has demanded the authorities reveal the whereabouts of lawyer Willie Kimani, who has been missing for a week. It believes he was abducted by ...

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June 30th, 2016

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Bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants repatriated

The bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who suffocated to death in a container in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been returned home. The migrants were on their way to southern Africa. Emmanuel Igunza reports from Addis Ababa.

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June 30th, 2016

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US compensates Cameroon family for child killed by UN car

Image copyright AP Image caption Samantha Power visited a camp after the crash for those made homeless by Boko Haram The US has compensated the family of a Cameroon boy who was struck and killed by a vehicle in UN Ambassador Samantha Power’s motorcade. The ...

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June 30th, 2016

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