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Tunisia attack: Grandmother killed on 10th anniversary of husband’s death

Image copyright PA Image caption Lisa Burbidge was killed on the 10th anniversary of her husband Bill’s death A British grandmother died in the Sousse terror attack on the 10th anniversary of her husband’s death, an inquest has heard. Lisa Burbidge was among 38 ...

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Adebayor signs for Turkish team

Adebayor played in France before moving to the Premier League in 2006 Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir on an 18-month contract for an undisclosed fee. The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker, 32, had been a free agent since ...

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Turkey ordered to free Rwanda genocide judge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Judge Aydin Sefa Akay is meant to be reviewing the case of convicted former Rwandan minister Augustin Ngirabatware (right) A UN legal body has ordered that Turkey release a judge detained in the aftermath of last year’s failed coup ...

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Oscar Pistorius prosecutor Gerrie Nel joins Afriforum

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gerrie Nel: Gained reputation as a ruthless and merciless prosecutor The South African lawyer who led the prosecution of Oscar Pistorius has quit to join a lobby group, accusing the state office of selective prosecution. Gerrie Nel has ...

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Adebayor signs for Turkish team

Adebayor played in France before moving to the Premier League in 2006 Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir on an 18-month contract for an undisclosed fee. The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker, 32, had been a free agent since ...

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Africans killed in Canada mosque attack

Image copyright EVN Image caption From left to right: Khaled Belkacemi, Azzedine Soufiane, and Aboubaker Thabti Canadian police have charged a 27-year-old man over the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday. The six worshippers who died were immigrants who had ...

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Western Sahara welcomes Morocco’s African Union membership

Image copyright AFP Western Sahara has welcomed Morocco’s readmission to the African Union, 32 years after members refused to withdraw support for the territory’s independence. It was a “good opportunity” and “a chance to work together,” a

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South African dynasty?

Image copyright AFP As Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma steps down as the head of the African Union Commission, will she take over from her ex-husband as president of South Africa? For two decades Ms Dlamini-Zuma has been the quiet juggernaut of South African politics. Tough, highly ...

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Alastair Leithead: Why top Gambian footballer drowned

Image caption The Gambia is one of the poorest countries in the world Considering its population of less than two million, The Gambia accounts for a high proportion of those crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe. The BBC’s Alastair Leithead asks whether the ...

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Anne Soy: Trump abortion funding ban and Africa

Media captionCould US overseas abortion funding ban lead to more deaths in Africa? Donald Trump’s pro-abortion funding ban has infuriated many global health organisations as they say it will unintentionally lead to more abortions and more deaths in Africa. The US ...

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