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Woman arrested in Liberia torture probe

Image copyright PA A woman has been arrested on suspicion of torture during the first Liberian civil war. Police said the suspect was detained in relation to atrocities committed in the west African country between 1989 and 1993. The 51-year-old suspect was arrested in east ...

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June 1st, 2017

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Over 40 people ‘die of thirst’ in Sahara Desert

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many migrants make the treacherous journey in the hope of a better life in Europe Survivors say 44 people have died of thirst after their truck broke down in the Sahara Desert in northern Niger, the Red Cross has told the BBC. The six ...

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June 1st, 2017

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Senegal eliminated from U-20 World Cup

Senegal were semi-finalists on their debut in New Zealand two years ago Senegal’s young Lions of Teranga exited the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in South Korea on Thursday after a 1-0 defeat to Mexico. A goal in the 89th minute from substitute Ronaldo Cisneros was the ...

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June 1st, 2017

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Ethiopia blocks mobile internet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Authorities have confirmed that the mobile internet is down Mobile internet access in Ethiopia has been blocked by the government – but officials are refusing to say why. It was reported last year that the country banned ...

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June 1st, 2017

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All that glitters

Image copyright AFP Image caption “Galamsey” is apparently a corruption of “gather and sell” In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene explains why the notoriety of a new word spells problems for ...

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June 1st, 2017

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Twins in sub-Saharan Africa ‘more likely to die’ in early childhood

Image copyright Science Photo Library One in five children born as a twin in sub-Saharan Africa dies before their fifth birthday, according to new research in the Lancet. The study is the first to analyse death rates among twins in the region. The report suggests ...

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June 1st, 2017

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