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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 27th, 2016

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Cairo vigil for EgyptAir crash victims

Image copyright AP Image caption All 66 people on board were killed when the plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea Hundreds of people have gathered in Cairo for a candlelit vigil for the victims of last week’s EgyptAir crash. Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy ...

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May 27th, 2016

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Many feared dead in migrant shipwreck

Media captionThe Italian navy has released footage of the moment a migrant boat capsized on Wednesday, leaving at least five people dead Up to 30 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast while some 77 were rescued by EU naval ...

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May 27th, 2016

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Orphan who moved Italy starts new life

Image copyright Pietro Bartolo Image caption Baby Favour in the arms of Dr Pietro Bartolo A nine-month-old Nigerian girl who survived a shipwreck is going to an Italian foster family, after her story triggered many adoption offers. The baby’s mother, who was pregnant ...

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May 27th, 2016

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S Africa passes land expropriation bill

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Africa has some highly fertile land but it is mostly owned by white farmers South Africa’s parliament has approved a bill allowing the government to expropriate land in the public interest. The measure will allow the compulsory ...

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May 27th, 2016

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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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