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US Navy Seals ‘investigated for murder over Mali army death’

Image copyright US Embassy, Mali Image caption Staff Sgt Melgar was found at US embassy housing in Bamako Two elite members of the US Navy are being investigated for murder after a 34-year-old special forces army officer was found dead in Mali in June, officials have told US

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October 29th, 2017

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African football mourns death of Burkina Faso goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye

Soulama Abdoulaye won 42 caps for Burkina Faso’s national team African football is mourning the death of former Burkina Faso goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye who died from a long illness in hospital in Bobo-Dioulasso aged 37. Soulama won 42 caps for his country and played ...

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October 29th, 2017

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Mogadishu bombings: Top Somali officials fired over deadly blasts

Image copyright AP/getty Image caption Militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the twin bombings on Saturday The Somali government has fired two top security officials after twin blasts and a siege left at least 27 people dead on Saturday. They came just two weeks after ...

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Somalia Mogadishu: Deadly attacks rock capital

Media captionThe aftermath of the latest bomb blast in Mogadishu Security forces in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, have ended a 15-hour siege of a hotel stormed by armed militants. The gunmen entered the building after two bombs were detonated in the area. At least 20 people

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October 29th, 2017

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DR Congo’s Kasai conflict: ‘Millions face starvation without aid’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Hundreds of thousands of malnourished children risk starvation, the WFP says The head of the UN food agency has appealed for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of Kasai. David Beasley told the ...

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October 29th, 2017

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Holiday home

Image copyright Empics Citroen’s 2CV cars tend to be associated with rural France. But for decades it has been the car of choice for taxi drivers more than 5,000 miles (8,000km) away on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. Feno Rafamomejamlsoa’s father had a ...

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October 29th, 2017

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Holiday home

Image copyright Empics Citroen’s 2CV cars tend to be associated with rural France. But for decades it has been the car of choice for taxi drivers more than 5,000 miles (8,000km) away on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. Feno Rafamomejamlsoa’s father had a ...

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October 28th, 2017

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Ahly draw 1-1 with Wydad in home leg of Champions League final

Wydad’s Achraf Bencharki, who scored the equaliser for the Moroccans, flanked by Al Ahly players Al Ahly of Egypt could not build on their quick start against Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca, settling for a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the African Champions League ...

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October 28th, 2017

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Is this the ‘cheap’ solution to Nairobi’s housing crisis?

Shipping containers are being given a new lease of life as homes in Africa. The metal structures are being turned into ‘affordable’ accommodation in Nairobi. The firm behind the project claim it could help solve the city’s housing crisis. Video journalist :

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October 28th, 2017

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Chimpanzees among 33 breeds selected for special protection

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Species like Chimpanzees seeing large reductions in numbers, there are now 50% less than three generations ago A UN-backed wildlife conference held in the Philippines has voted for additional protections for a list of 33 endangered ...

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October 28th, 2017

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