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The invention that stop girls missing school every month

In Malawi a packet of sanitary towels can cost a whole day’s pay, and girls often miss school because the cotton strips they use instead are inadequate. Charlotte Ashton met a woman in Blantyre who’s come up with a solution. It’s a 14-year-old girl’s ...

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May 31st, 2016

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VIDEO: Chad victims’ joy at landmark verdict

Chad’s former ruler has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, rape and sexual slavery. Hissene Habre was sentenced to life in prison for crimes in which 40,000 people were killed during his rule between 1982 and 1992. The BBC’s Maud Jullien talks to some ...

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May 31st, 2016

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VIDEO: The remarkable trial of Chad’s ex-ruler

Chad’s ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal. The judge convicted him of rape, sexual slavery and ordering killings during his rule from 1982 to 1990. His trial took place in ...

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May 30th, 2016

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Banned Kargbo joins English side Hamlet

Ibrahim Kargbo says he has signed a one-year contract with Dulwich Hamlet FC Former Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Kargbo, who is currently banned from playing in Netherlands over match-fixing allegations, has joined English non-league side Dulwich Hamlet FC. The 34-year old, ...

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May 30th, 2016

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Ivory Coast’s Aurier arrested in Paris

Aurier has made 31 appearances for Ivory Coast Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier was arrested and placed in police custody on Monday after he was involved in an incident in Paris. The 23-year-old, who plays for French side Paris St Germain, is alleged to have had an ...

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May 30th, 2016

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Life sentences for Somalia plane blast

Image copyright Harun Maruf Image caption The bomber was the only fatality from the blast A military court in Somalia has sentenced two men to life in prison for masterminding a bomb attack on a Daallo Airlines passenger plane in February. Eight other people, including a ...

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May 30th, 2016

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Chad’s Habre gets life in landmark case

Image copyright CAE Image caption Habre was accused of ordering the killings of 40,000 people Chad’s ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal. The judge convicted him of rape, ...

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May 30th, 2016

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Niger battles terrorism threats on all fronts

Media captionThe BBC’s Julian Keane is given rare access to Base 101 in Niamey A whirring sound is heard in the sky above Niamey, the capital of Niger. Several soldiers get into position. It’s a drill they’ve been through countless times. As the engine ...

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May 30th, 2016

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UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UN mission in Mali, Minusma, was set up in 2013 Five United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and another was seriously injured in an attack in central Mali. The soldiers – who were from Togo – were travelling in

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May 30th, 2016

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Hamlet sign Kargbo amid fixing allegations

Ibrahim Kargbo says he has signed a one year contract with Dulwich Hamlet FC Former Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Kargbo, currently banned from playing in the Netherlands over match-fixing allegations, has joined English non-league side Dulwich Hamlet FC as a free agent. The ...

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May 29th, 2016

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