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Call for clarity on UK forces in Libya

There should be “proper accounting” of what British special forces are doing in Libya, the chairman of the Commons foreign affairs committee has said. Crispin Blunt’s call comes after the Times reported that UK troops fired a missile to destroy a truck ...

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May 26th, 2016

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Congo stone throwers ‘kill policewoman’

Image caption Crowds gathered in Kinshasa before they were dispersed by police firing tear gas Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators as tensions rise over the timing of the next election. Clashes erupted in the ...

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May 26th, 2016

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Caitlyn Jenner TV show axed in Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Jenner is the highest-profile American to come out as transgender A reality show about Caitlyn Jenner becoming a transgender woman will no longer be shown in Africa following complaints from viewers, its South African broadcaster ...

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May 26th, 2016

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On Zuma’s wives and their flashy cars

Image copyright AFP Image caption The right to practise polygamy is protected in the South African Constitution South Africans are wondering how serious President Jacob Zuma is about austerity after it emerged this week that the state had spent about 8.6m rand ($550,000; ...

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May 26th, 2016

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VIDEO: Camper’s close encounter with lions

26 May 2016 Last updated at 03:11 BST Campers describe the moment three lions explored their campsite in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Botswana. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36385929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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May 26th, 2016

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Zamalek withdraw from Egyptian league

Zamalek’s Ahmed Dwedar (right) vies with Al Ahly’s Malik Evona Zamalek have withdrawn from the Egyptian Premier League because of “disastrous refereeing errors”. The club released a statement during Wednesday’s match between their rivals Al Ahly

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May 26th, 2016

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Uganda World Cup bomb mastermind guilty

Image caption Ugandan Isa Ahmed Luyima was the mastermind behind the twin attacks The mastermind of the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, has been found guilty of terrorism. Ugandan Isa Ahmed Luyima is one of 13 men on trial at ...

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May 26th, 2016

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Begging for jobs in South Africa

Young men holding placards market themselves as painters, plumbers, gardeners and builders in the busy streets of South Africa’s main city of Johannesburg. This is not an uncommon scene in a country where unemployment stands at 26.7% – the highest on record since

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May 26th, 2016

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Hard labour for smooth skin

What is the price of having smooth skin? Some people spend a lot of money on beauty products which contain shea butter, but not much of that trickles down to the widows of a small farming community in northern Ghana who process nuts from which the moisturising paste is made.

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May 26th, 2016

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The search for Ethiopia’s abducted children

Four of Nyardhan Girmal’s children were kidnapped from their home in Lare village last month in an attack on Ethiopia’s Gambella region that left more than 200 people dead. They were among 149 children abducted in the raid by members of the Murle community who ...

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May 26th, 2016

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