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Migrant crisis: Almost 100 missing in Libya sinking

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Smugglers are using flimsier boats and putting more people on them, the UN says Almost 100 migrants are missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast, the country’s navy says. The boat, reportedly carrying 126 people mostly ...

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DR Congo arrests Rwandan FDLR rebel commander

Image copyright AFP Image caption Around 800,000 people were killed during the 1994 genocide A Rwandan Hutu rebel commander wanted for atrocities committed on Congolese soil has been arrested in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Habyarimana Mucebo, a senior member of the

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Ghana education: Boy who became a meme raises thousands

Image copyright Carlos Cortes Image caption Jake has no idea he is an internet sensation A chubby-cheeked little boy whose serious expression turned him into a meme could end up educating an entire village. Jake has become one of the most famous schoolchildren in South ...

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Madagascar: 1.5m face hunger because of drought, UN says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rice production has dropped up to 60% in some regions, with people forced to turn to imports Some 1.5 million people in southern Madagascar are facing hunger because of a severe drought, the UN says. Production of staple foods has ...

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Project dignity

Image copyright Eldson Chagara In July the BBC wrote about a Malawian man paid to have sex with young girls from his village, as part of a sexual initiation ritual. Later a Malawian woman, Natasha Annie Tonthola, contacted the BBC to explain how her experience of the ritual ...

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Moroccan Boufal scores winner on full Saints debut

Boufal had made two appearances as a Southampton substitute since arriving from Lille Struggling Sunderland manager David Moyes was sent to the stands as his side were knocked out of the EFL Cup in the fourth round by Southampton. Southampton’s record £16m signing ...

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Rwanda genocide: Habyarimana Mucebo arrested in DR Congo

Image copyright AFP Image caption Around 800,000 people were killed during the 1994 genocide A rebel commander wanted in Rwanda in connection with the 1994 genocide has been arrested in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Habyarimana Mucebo, a senior member of the Rwandan ...

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Ghana passes law ‘to evict presidents’

Image copyright Ghana Presidency Image caption Ghana’s presidential palace Flagstaff House was unveiled in 2008 Outgoing presidents in Ghana could be forcibly evicted from their official residences if they fail to move out in time, under new laws. Presidents and ...

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Project dignity

Image copyright Eldson Chagara In July the BBC wrote about a Malawian man paid to have sex with young girls from his village, as part of a sexual initiation ritual. Later a Malawian woman, Natasha Annie Tonthola, contacted the BBC to explain how her experience of the ritual ...

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Corruption and scandal

Image copyright @llinsss Africans are laughing at the US elections on Twitter. Allegations of sexual assault, high-level corruption and vote rigging are normally found in less stable countries, but this year’s presidential race is testing the resilience of ...

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