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Nigeria Chibok girls: 103 freed girls to go back to school

Image caption Ms Alhassan said the government will close its rehabilitation centre in September The 103 schoolgirls released from captivity after being taken by Islamist militants Boko Haram in Chibok, north-east Nigeria, will go back to school in September, a minister has ...

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May 11th, 2017

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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe ‘not asleep just resting his eyes’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Robert Mugabe’s eyes are sensitive to bright lights, his spokesman said Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is not asleep when he closes his eyes for long periods during meetings but is resting his eyes, his spokesman says. ...

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Anne Soy: Midwife who saved babies she was asked to kill

Image copyright Charlotte Edey Five years ago a midwife in Kenya delivered a child with male and female sexual organs. The father told her to kill it, but instead she hid it and raised it as her own. Two years later, the same thing happened again – and before long she ...

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How to play a single note for 46 minutes

Saxophone player Femi Kuti narrowly missed out on setting a new record for playing a single note, but says he will try again to break the 47 minutes and 5 seconds target. Video produced by Trystan Young. Listen to World Service radio programme OS on the BBC iPlayer Article ...

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How do you solve a problem like Somalia?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Recent al-Shabab suicide bombings in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, have targeted the UN, hotels and military leaders This Thursday, the great and the good will descend on London to discuss Somalia, a country that has topped the ...

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Fragile state

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Recent al-Shabab suicide bombings in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, have targeted the UN, hotels and military leaders This Thursday, the great and the good will descend on London to discuss Somalia, a country that has topped the ...

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Lamine Konkobo: French wind of change?

Image copyright Getty Images Emmanuel Macron’s decisive win in the French presidential election has not only spurred enthusiasm in Europe. Across Africa, where France retains huge influence in its former colonies, his election has been celebrated in the hope that it ...

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May 10th, 2017

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Lauren: Former Arsenal defender says Arsene Wenger will not resign

Lauren signed for Arsenal from Mallorca in 2000 and went on to make 159 appearances over six years. Pressure will not force Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to resign, says former Gunners defender Lauren. Wenger’s side face Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday ...

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Sulley Muntari: Uefa are not addressing ‘serious issue’ of racism

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Africa to get nine World Cup places

Yaya Toure has played in every match that Ivory Coast have played at their three World Cup final appearances The Fifa Council has ratified the decision to give Africa nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. The move was confirmed on Tuesday in ...

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May 10th, 2017

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