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Sapphire rush threatens Madagascar lemurs

Indris – the largest lemurs – are native to Madagascar but their existence is threatened by illegal mining. Since late last year more than 40,000 miners have descended on the island. Our team followed the miners and made the long trek into what is meant to be a ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Behind the scenes of BBC Madagascar trip

Go behind the scenes with the BBC team as they trek deep into the rainforest of Madagascar to report on illegal sapphire mining, which is threatening rare lemurs. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40643675

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July 19th, 2017

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Zimbabwe: Lion kills 10-year-old girl in Chiredzi

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack is believed to have happened near a game reserve A young girl has been killed by a lion while relieving herself at night at the back of a hut in a rural part of Zimbabwe, a police spokesman told the state-linked Chronicle ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Three Kenyan men sentenced to death for stripping woman

Image copyright AFP Image caption The assault led to protests in Nairobi demanding that women’s rights be respected in 2014 Three Kenyan men who stripped and attacked a woman in a bus have been sentenced to death by a magistrate in the capital, Nairobi. The death ...

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Sapphire rush threatens Madagascar lemurs

Indris – the largest lemurs – are native to Madagascar but their existence is threatened by illegal mining. Since late last year more than 40,000 miners have descended on the island. Our team followed the miners and made the long trek into what is meant to be a ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Surviving the deadliest migration route from Libya to Italy

The UN refugee agency says the number of deaths on the migrant route from Libya to Italy is increasing and that traffickers are becoming ever more ruthless. It wants $420m (£320m; €360m) to stop people risking their lives on the Mediterranean crossing. Rami Ruhayem spent ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Migrant crisis: EU to curb rubber boat sales to Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Often migrants are found packed on to dangerously unstable dinghies off Libya EU foreign ministers have agreed to restrict exports of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in a drive to curb the smuggling of migrants. The ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Africa Cup of Nations: Caf considers June or July move

Caf president Ahmad Ahmad opens the two-day symposium on the future of the continental game The Africa Cup of Nations could be moved to June or July as part of changes being discussed by the continent’s ruling body. The Nations Cup’s timing in January and ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Protection for Zuma critic after death threats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Makhosi Khozi has been told she has 21 days to live South African parliament and police are to provide security for an ANC MP after a number of death threats against her. Parliamentary spokesman Moloto Mothapo said the decision followed ...

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Africa Cup of Nations: Caf considers June or July move

Caf president Ahmad Ahmad opens the two-day symposium on the future of the continental game The Africa Cup of Nations could be moved to June or July as part of changes being discussed by the continent’s ruling body. The Nations Cup’s timing in January and ...

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July 19th, 2017

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