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Sudan’s Bashir declines to attend Saudi summit with Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Omar al-Bashir had been invited by King Salman Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has decided not to take up an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend an Islamic summit at which US President Donald Trump will be guest of honour.

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May 19th, 2017

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Thomas Minito: Suspect in Kenya’s ranch raids found dead

Image copyright The Star Image caption Thomas Minito was reported missing earlier this week A Kenyan politician being investigated for the raids in private farms in the Laikipia region has been found dead. Thomas Minito’s body was found floating in a river in Machakos,

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May 19th, 2017

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After Boko Haram

In April 2014 Islamist militants kidnapped 276 girls from their school in Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria. This month dozens were released. But when will the rest be free? TAP HERE to read more. Image copyright EPA Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39965685

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May 19th, 2017

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Africa’s week in pictures: 12

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright EPA Image caption A vendor tries to entice motorists in Salima, Malawi with a spot of roasted mouse on Monday. Image copyright EPA Image caption On the same ...

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May 19th, 2017

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Nigeria’s Chibok girls: Schoolgirl ‘not one of 276’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eighty-two Chibok girls were released in a prisoner swap earlier this month A schoolgirl who escaped Nigeria’s militant Islamists is not one of the 276 Chibok girls abducted in 2014, contrary to earlier reports, a presidential aide

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May 18th, 2017

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Bidvest Wits eye Champions League glory

Gavin Hunt has picked up his fourth Premier Soccer League title in South Africa African champions Mamelodi Sundowns have relinquished their South African title after a dramatic penultimate round of the domestic season. Bidvest Wits are the new champions – a maiden ...

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May 18th, 2017

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Broos calls up seven uncapped players to his squad

Hugo Broos has cast his net far and wide in search of new talent Cameroon coach Hugo Broos has called up seven uncapped players to his squad for upcoming matches. The 30-man squad Broos picked for the opening round of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and the ...

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May 18th, 2017

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John Keister takes over as Sierra Leone head coach

Former international John Keister served as assistant coach to three foreign managers Former Sierra Leone international John Keister is the new head coach of the national team. The 46-year-old, the first local coach in six years to take charge of the Leone Stars, was ...

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May 18th, 2017

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‘More than 3,000 escaped’ Makala jail in DR Congo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cars parked at the front of the prison were burnt during the jail-break More than 3,000 prisoners are believed to have escaped the main prison in Democratic Republic of Congo, security sources have told the BBC. The authorities say only ...

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May 18th, 2017

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Danny Boyle searching for South Africa’s township talent

Filmmaker Danny Boyle has travelled to the townships of Johannesburg to search for talented dancers. Those he chooses will perform as part of a large production in New York. Video journalist: Barnaby Mitchell Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39955515

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May 18th, 2017

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