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Tunisian freed by Berlin attack police

Image copyright AFP Image caption Twelve people died in the lorry attack German police have released a 40-year-old Tunisian man who had been a suspected accomplice of the Berlin Christmas market assailant. German state prosecutors said they had found the man’s number ...

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December 29th, 2016

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Cardiff City release Kieran Richardson and Marouane Chamakh

Kieran Richardson joined Cardiff City as a free agent in the week of Neil Warnock’s appointment Striker Marouane Chamakh and midfielder Kieran Richardson have left Cardiff City, boss Neil Warnock has confirmed. The duo signed as free agents in the week of ...

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Zambia legend Christopher Katongo paves way for coaching option

Katongo thinks he could play on until he is almost 40 Former Zambia captain Christopher Katongo has begun studying for his coaching badges as he considers a future career in coaching. The 34-year-old, who led his country to 2012 Africa Cup of Nations title, is still playing ...

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December 29th, 2016

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‘We only eat every three days’

Nigeria has been hit by the biggest humanitarian crisis in Africa, with the UN warning that some 100,000 people, mostly children, could die of starvation in the north-east unless they receive urgent aid. The extent of the crisis has become clearer as the army regains ...

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DR Congo floods leave 50 dead in Boma

At least 50 people have died and thousands have been left homeless after severe flooding in the south-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Torrential rain caused the Kalamu river, which flows through the city of Boma, to burst its banks on Tuesday. The bodies of some of

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100 Women: Senegal’s powerful grandmother

Grandmothers in Senegal are proving to be a powerful force in efforts to improve the lives of children, especially girls, in villages in Senegal. Egge Kande is one of them, urging girls not to drop out of school or fall pregnant. Producer: Dina Demrdash; camera: Maxime Le ...

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Drone-based blood deliveries in Tanzania to be funded by UK

Image copyright Dfid Image caption The Zip drones are launched from a catapult The UK government is to fund a trial of drone-based deliveries of blood and other medical supplies in Tanzania. The goal is to radically reduce the amount of time it takes to send stock to health ...

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‘Our kaftans are like us’

Media captionIlham Benami: “The Moroccan woman has evolved so… I have to think of what she wants for tomorrow” Ever since she was a child Ilham Benami had wanted to make kaftans. “I would watch the tailor,” she says. “I would tell myself ...

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December 28th, 2016

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Dickens Olewe: Are more African leaders ready to give up power?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Adama Barrow’s win in The Gambia has inspired many in Africa that a ballot revolution is possible It has been a mixed electoral year in Africa, with peaceful handovers of power, alongside allegations of rigging and incumbents refusing ...

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December 28th, 2016

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Nigeria’s starving children who fled Boko Haram

Nigeria has been hit by the biggest humanitarian crisis in Africa, with the UN warning that some 100,000 people, mostly children, could die of starvation in the north-east unless they receive urgent aid. The extent of the crisis has become clearer as the army regains ...

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December 28th, 2016

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