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After nearly three years of devastating civil conflict, South Sudanese artists have come together to try and get the country thinking and talking about peace, by launching a public art project in the capital Juba. Image copyright Ana Taban Image caption Painted murals have ...

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October 29th, 2016

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Anne Soy: Why a South Sudanese boy hid in a swamp

Image caption Kai Tap told the BBC: “We used to run into the swamp and hide there with only our heads above the water” Eleven-year-old Kai Tap sits alone looking pensive as he watches other children sing and play at Eden school inside a civilian protection site ...

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October 29th, 2016

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Anne Soy: Why a South Sudanese boy hid in a swamp

Image caption Kai Tap told the BBC: “We used to run into the swamp and hide there with only our heads above the water” Eleven-year-old Kai Tap sits alone looking pensive as he watches other children sing and play at Eden school inside a civilian protection site ...

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October 28th, 2016

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Local players call for strike in 2017 Nations Cup hosts Gabon

Gabon international Remy Ebanega co-founded his country’s footballers’ association Local footballers in Gabon, the host nation of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, have threatened to strike in a row over non-payment of salaries. Chief among four main demands is the

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October 28th, 2016

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Algeria appoint Georges Leekens as coach, 16 days before World Cup qualifier

Georges Leekens previously coached Algeria in 2003 Algeria have appointed Georges Leekens for a second spell as their national coach. The Belgian, who previously led the team in 2003, replaces Milovan Rajevac, who was ousted by reported player power earlier this month. ...

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October 28th, 2016

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‘I killed my rapist when he came back for my sister’

A young Tunisian woman was photographed naked by a friend of her father’s, who then used the images to silence her – until one day she snapped and took a bloody revenge. This story is part of the BBC’s Shame series, which examines a disturbing new ...

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October 28th, 2016

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Nigeria Boko Haram: Army ‘releases child suspects’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The children were allegedly held after army operations to recapture territory from Boko Haram The UN says it has negotiated the release of 876 children in Nigeria, who were being held by the army over possible links to Islamist militants. ...

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October 28th, 2016

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‘I killed my rapist when he came back for my sister’

A young Tunisian woman was photographed naked by a friend of her father’s, who then used the images to silence her – until one day she snapped and took a bloody revenge. This story is part of the BBC’s Shame series, which examines a disturbing new ...

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October 28th, 2016

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Prince Harry hails ‘amazing’ elephant work in Malawi

Image copyright African Parks/Frank Weitzer Image caption Prince Harry: “Marking one of the young males so that he is easily identifiable when the family group is released back into the bush and we can keep them together. The spray paint disappears after a few ...

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October 28th, 2016

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Kenya bans clipboards to curb exam cheating at schools

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Clipboards are used as a flat base to write on as desks are often uneven Schoolchildren in Kenya will be barred from entering examination rooms with clipboards and geometry set boxes in a bid to curb cheating, the education ministry ...

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October 28th, 2016

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