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Flushing out IS fighters in Libya’s Sirte

The Libyan forces are preparing for what they hope to be the last attack against so-called Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Sirte. IS fighters were surrounded in two districts, but the government forces postponed the operation to allow hundreds of civilians, thought ...

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August 27th, 2016

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Africa’s week in 90 seconds

Satirist Ikenna Azuike takes a look at the African news this week… Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau fatally injured in Nigeria. Or is he? Olympic protests – for winners only? Media gagged in Angola. It’s Africa in 90 seconds. Article source: ...

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August 27th, 2016

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Violence erupts in Zimbabwe after anti-Mugabe protest

Zimbabwe’s riot police have fired tear gas and beaten up opposition protesters in central Harare. The demonstrators were demanding urgent electoral reforms ahead of 2018 polls. The High Court had issued an order sanctioning the march to go ahead. It is part of a ...

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August 27th, 2016

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Tunisia parliament approves unity government of Youssef Chahed

Image copyright AP Image caption Youssef Chahed promised a tough line on the economy The Tunisian parliament has voted to approve a new government, which will take office in the next few days. The unity government, led by prime minister-designate Youssef Chahed, was backed ...

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August 27th, 2016

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Africa’s week in 90 seconds

Satirist Ikenna Azuike takes a look at the African news this week… Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau fatally injured in Nigeria. Or is he? Olympic protests – for winners only? Media gagged in Angola. It’s Africa in 90 seconds.

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August 26th, 2016

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Flushing out IS fighters in Libya’s Sirte

The Libyan forces are preparing for what they hope to be the last attack against so-called Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Sirte. IS fighters were surrounded in two districts, but the government forces postponed the operation to allow hundreds of civilians, thought ...

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August 26th, 2016

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Oscar Pistorius: Bid to challenge six-year jail term fails

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pistorius was sentenced for murder in July South African state prosecutors have failed in their bid to challenge the six-year sentence for murder handed down to Oscar Pistorius. Prosecutors described the Paralympic athlete’s punishment

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August 26th, 2016

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Zimbabwe anti-Mugabe protest: Police fire tear gas

Image copyright Anonymous Image caption Police fired teargas before the demonstration had started Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters who had gathered for a protest march in the capital, Harare. They have also beaten up people ...

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August 26th, 2016

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Piers Edwards: From drug addict to medal winner

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cheick Sallah Cisse won Ivory Coast’s first-ever gold and Caster Semenya defied her critics It’s been a memorable Olympics for Africa. Here are 10 things we won’t forget: 1. Show stoppers Wayde van Niekerk achieved the ...

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August 26th, 2016

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Egypt’s first female bodyguard breaks barriers

In Egypt, where women face widespread discrimination and sexual harassment, one woman has challenged gender stereotypes and entered a profession usually perceived as male-dominated. Hind Wajih Othman is the country’s first officially certified female bodyguard. She is ...

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August 26th, 2016

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