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What happened on the bombed Somali plane?

Image copyright Harun Maruf Image caption A huge hole in the fuselage appeared close to the wing A passenger plane made an emergency landing at Mogadishu airport recently with a huge hole in its side and one passenger missing. Somali officials later confirmed reports that a ...

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February 9th, 2016

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New questions for African force in Somalia

Image copyright AFP Image caption The African Union said it made a tactical withdrawal from Merca on Friday The African Union force in Somalia is facing new questions following last month’s attack on a Kenyan military base, which al-Shabab says killed more than 100 ...

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February 9th, 2016

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Top court to rule on Zuma residence

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Nkandla residence has become a political headache for Mr Zuma South Africa’s top court is to rule on whether President Jacob Zuma should pay back about $23m (£15m) of state funds used to renovate his rural home. A 2014 report by an

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February 9th, 2016

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Cameroon to face France

Cameroon are top of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group and are in the final round of World Cup qualifiers France will play Cameroon in a friendly as part of their preparations to host the European Championship. Didier Deschamps’s team will take on Cameroon on

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February 8th, 2016

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Liberia protest Scala’s Fifa role

Swiss-Italian Domenico Scala is the head of Fifa’s Ad-Hoc Electoral Committee The man overseeing Fifa’s presidential polls should step aside due to conflict of interest, says the Liberian FA. Domenico Scala, who heads up Fifa’s Ad-Hoc Electoral Committee, ...

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February 8th, 2016

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VIDEO: Investing in South African schools

In a child’s school career, the kindergarten years were traditionally supposed to be happy and care-free. Nowadays even those early years of education are regarded as formal training, that should prepare toddlers for the future demands of life and work. South Africa is

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February 8th, 2016

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Freed Australian ‘to keep up aid work’

Media captionKidnapped Australian woman’s joy at being freed An Australian aid worker who was freed by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso has vowed to continue with her medical charity in the country. Jocelyn Elliott, 76, was released over the weekend after ...

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February 8th, 2016

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Witnesses’ names slipped out at ICC

Image copyright AFP Image caption The trial of former president of the Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo is the highest profile case the International Criminal Court has seen The International Criminal Court (ICC) has apologised after the public gallery heard the names of protected

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February 8th, 2016

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Sanusi criticises Buhari’s naira policy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lamido Sanusi was Nigeria’s central bank governor from 2009 to 2014 Respected former head of Nigeria’s Central Bank Lamido Sanusi has said the government should end its policy of trying to maintain the value of the ...

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February 8th, 2016

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Trapped SA mine workers ‘still alive’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Concerned locals have been waiting near the mine for news of the rescue operation There are signs that the three people trapped in a South African gold mine following an accident last week are still alive, rescuers say. The workers are ...

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February 8th, 2016

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