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EgyptAir crash: Paris prosecutor opens manslaughter inquiry

Image copyright Alex Snow / Airteamimages.com Image caption EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean on 19 May The Paris prosecutor has opened a manslaughter investigation into last month’s EgyptAir plane crash. A spokeswoman told the ...

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June 27th, 2016

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African Union troops in Somalia not paid for six months

Image copyright EPA Image caption Amisom troops are not being paid properly despite the high risks involved with serving in Somalia The allowances for African troops fighting al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia have not been paid for at least six months, the BBC has ...

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June 27th, 2016

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South Africa’s President Zuma ‘must repay $500,000 in public funds’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Nkandla residence has become a political headache for President Zuma South Africa’s treasury has recommended President Jacob Zuma pay back $509,000 (£385,000) to the government for upgrades made to his private home. This comes ...

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June 27th, 2016

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Items from Israel Entebbe hostage rescue

Forty years ago, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris with more than 250 passengers and crew was hijacked before landing in Entebbe, Uganda. Following a week-long hostage situation, during which some passengers were released, an operation by Israeli forces saw all the

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June 27th, 2016

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Kenya pupils burn dormitories ‘over Euro match ban’

Kenyan authorities are investigating if pupils who set fire to their school dormitories did so after being told they could not watch a Euro 2016 match on television. The trouble happened on Saturday night at a school in the west of the country, local media reports. It began ...

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June 27th, 2016

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Nigeria senate leader Saraki denies forgery charges

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bukola Saraki denies charges of false asset declaration in another case The leader of Nigeria’s senate, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy have pleaded not guilty to forgery and criminal conspiracy charges. Mr Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu are ...

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June 27th, 2016

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Sousse attacks: Survivor on anniversary

A ceremony has been held in Tunisia to remember the 38 tourists shot dead on a beach exactly one year ago. Thirty of those killed in the resort town of Sousse were British. The attack, claimed by the so-called Islamic State, was the greatest loss of British life in a ...

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June 27th, 2016

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Australian company says workers freed after Nigeria kidnap

An Australian mining company says seven of its workers who were kidnapped in south-eastern Nigeria last week have been freed. McMahon Holdings said three Australian workers were released along with a South African national, a New Zealander, and two Nigerians. Five of the men

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June 27th, 2016

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Madagascar stadium blast kills two

Image copyright AFP Image caption Teenagers were among the victims A grenade explosion has killed at least two people during Madagascar’s national day celebrations in the capital Antananarivo, officials say. About 80 people were wounded in the blast at a stadium, ...

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June 27th, 2016

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Algeria appoint Rajevac as new coach

Milovan Rajevac previously coached Ghana’s national team The Algeria Football Federation have appointed former Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac as their new national coach. The 62-year-old is the long-term replacement for Christian Gourcuff who stood down from the position ...

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June 26th, 2016

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