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Converted in captivity

Media captionStephen McGown said he thought his release was a “joke” Stephen McGown watched the swallows migrate back and forth across the Sahara six times before he was finally rescued from the grip of Islamist extremists. In that time, he only truly feared for ...

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August 11th, 2017

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Kenyans love #GitheriMan

Image copyright Unknown Image caption The man known only as ‘GitheriMan’ has been widely talked about in Kenyan media. As Kenya digests the results of this year’s election, a photo of a man queuing to vote holding a bag of a Githeri has emerged on social ...

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August 11th, 2017

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Alastair Leithead: ‘Dangerous time’ for Kenya

Media captionKenya’s day of tension after polls It’s a dangerous time in Kenya. From the preliminary presidential election results posted online, it appears that President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a convincing victory. But opposition leader Raila Odinga has cried ...

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August 11th, 2017

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Migrant crisis: Spain could overtake Greece in sea arrivals

Media captionA boat full of migrants lands at a popular tourist beach in southern Spain. Spain may overtake Greece this year in numbers of migrants arriving clandestinely by sea, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. So far in 2017, 8,385 people have ...

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August 11th, 2017

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Kenya election 2017: Odinga supporters warned over claims

Media captionOdinga supporters celebrated in Kisumu after the opposition claimed victory Kenya’s electoral commission has warned the opposition that its claims of victory for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, could be deemed illegal. The opposition has ...

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August 11th, 2017

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West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku gets his first DR Congo call-up

West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku represented France at youth level before switching allegiance to the Democratic Republic of Congo West Ham United left back Arthur Masuaku has been called up for the first time by the Democratic Republic of Congo for their two key World Cup ...

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August 10th, 2017

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Ramadan Sobhi signs new five-year deal with Stoke City

Ramadan Sobhi only joined Stoke last year from Egyptian giants Al Ahly Stoke City’s Egyptian winger, Ramadan Sobhi, has signed a new five-year contract with the English Premier League club. The 20-year-old only joined Stoke last summer from Al Ahly in his homeland but ...

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August 10th, 2017

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Yemen migrants killed in ‘second deliberate drowning’

Image copyright IOM Image caption Survivors from Wednesday’s incident found on a beach by IOM staff in Shabwa, Yemen At least 19 migrants have died after being deliberately drowned, the UN’s migration agency says. Many of the drowned were thought to be teenagers ...

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August 10th, 2017

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Stephen McGown assumed al-Qaeda release was ‘joke’

Media captionStephen McGown said he thought his release was a “joke” A man held hostage by al-Qaeda for nearly six years has said he thought it was a “joke” when he was freed. Stephen McGown, 42, who has South African and UK nationality, was kidnapped

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August 10th, 2017

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South Africa’s Mduduzi Manana charged with nightclub assault

Image copyright SA Government Image caption Mduduzi Manana became deputy education minister in 2012 South Africa’s Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana has appeared in court on a charge of assaulting a woman in a nightclub. He was freed on $375 (£290) bail, pending

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August 10th, 2017

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