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South Sudan ‘most fragile state’

26 June 2014 Last updated at 14:38 Conflict in Sudan has ended the post-independence euphoria The world’s newest country, South Sudan, has topped the list of fragile states in this year’s index released by a leading US-based research institute. Chronic ...

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June 26th, 2014

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Kenyan governor on terrorism charges

26 June 2014 Last updated at 17:21 Mr Timamy belongs to a political party affiliated to the governing coalition A Kenyan regional governor has been charged with terrorism and murder over attacks in the coastal Lamu district in which scores of people were killed. Issa Timamy ...

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Libyan human rights activist killed

26 June 2014 Last updated at 13:28 Salwa Bughaighis was a critic of both Muammar Gaddafi and several of the militias which overthrew him A prominent Libyan human rights lawyer and activist has been assassinated in her home in Benghazi. Armed men fought their way into the ...

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South Africa metal workers to strike

26 June 2014 Last updated at 14:15 NUMSA members are calling for higher wages The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has said its members will down tools on 1 July. The union, which represents metal workers and other artisans, is demanding a salary ...

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June 26th, 2014

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Ghana send Boateng and Muntari home

Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been expelled from Ghana’s World Cup squad for alleged indiscipline. A statement on the Ghana Football Association website¬† said both players had “been suspended indefinitely”. It added Boateng had used ...

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Nigeria leader cuts trip after blast

26 June 2014 Last updated at 11:07 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Bashir Sa’ad Abdullahi says no-one has claimed responsibility so far Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has cut short a trip to Equatorial Guinea ...

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‘Drastic action’ needed on Ebola

26 June 2014 Last updated at 13:32 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC news online “Drastic action” is needed to contain the spread of deadly Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Nearly 400 people have died in the outbreak ...

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VIDEO: Nigeria bomb blast kills at least 21

A bomb attack on a busy shopping district in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, has left at least 21 people dead and injured 52 more. The explosion was in the Wuse district, near the popular Banex plaza shopping complex, and could be heard from miles away. Ciara Riordan ...

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Greste ‘devastated’ by court verdict

26 June 2014 Last updated at 08:22 Peter Greste in court in Cairo on Monday Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has said in his first statement since being jailed with two colleagues in Egypt that he is “devastated and outraged”. In a statement issued by his ...

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Nigeria’s colourful new emir

25 June 2014 Last updated at 15:35 Lamido Sanusi (C) has become one of Nigeria’s most powerful Muslim leaders In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers whether the newly appointed emir of Kano will be as dynamic in his new role as he ...

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