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Car bomb and gunmen hit Mogadishu hotel

Image copyright AFP Image caption The car bomb caused extensive damage to the hotel Gunmen have stormed a hotel in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu, with reports of at least 10 dead. The attackers entered the Ambassador Hotel on Maka al-Mukarama street after ...

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June 1st, 2016

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Key reserve ‘could lose all elephants’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Elephants in Tanzania’s largest game reserve could be wiped out within six years, the World Wildlife Fund says. Selous Game Reserve, the oldest in Africa, boasted 110,000 elephants 40 years ago. Now it has around 15,000. The nature

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June 1st, 2016

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EgyptAir ‘black box signals heard’

Image copyright AP Image caption Search teams have been trying to find the plane’s black boxes in the Mediterranean Sea Signals have been detected that are likely to have come from one of the black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month. They were picked ...

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June 1st, 2016

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Polisario Front leader Abdelaziz dies

Image copyright AP Image caption Mohamed Abdelaziz helped establish the Polisario Front in 1976 The leader of the Western Sahara independence movement has died after a long illness. Mohamed Abdelaziz, 68, was secretary-general of the Polisario Front, which fights for an end ...

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June 1st, 2016

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Zimbabwe’s flag fury

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pastor Evan Mawarire has been posting videos asking people “to be bold” In our series of letters from African journalists, the film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at why Zimbabweans are turning to their flag to demand ...

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June 1st, 2016

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VIDEO: The Ethiopian town famous for runners

You have probably never heard of Bekoji, but this small town in the highlands of Ethiopia has had a huge impact on athletics. Some of the best runners in the world come from there, with 16 Olympic medals and dozens of world championships to their credit. So what’s the ...

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June 1st, 2016

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