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Libya country profile

18 March 2014 Last updated at 12:03 Libya, a mostly desert and oil-rich country on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea with an ancient history, has more recently been renowned for the 42-year rule of the mercurial Col Muammar Gaddafi. In 2011, the colonel’s ...

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April 19th, 2014

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UN outrage at South Sudan attack

19 April 2014 Last updated at 02:35 South Korean peacekeepers were among those who acted to protect the base The UN has expressed outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could “constitute a war crime”. Thursday’s attack by ...

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April 19th, 2014

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Liberia profile

11 October 2013 Last updated at 12:31 Liberia is Africa’s oldest republic, but it became better known in the 1990s for its long-running, ruinous civil war and its role in a rebellion in neighbouring Sierra Leone. Although founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves,

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April 18th, 2014

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Ivory Coast profile

15 January 2014 Last updated at 17:34 Once hailed as a model of stability, during the first decade of the twenty-first century Ivory Coast slipped into the kind of internal strife that has plagued so many African countries. An armed rebellion in 2002 split the nation in two.

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April 18th, 2014

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Kenya country profile

10 September 2013 Last updated at 12:03 Situated on the equator on Africa’s east coast, Kenya has been described as “the cradle of humanity”. In the Great Rift Valley palaeontologists have discovered some of the earliest evidence of man’s ancestors. ...

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April 18th, 2014

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Lesotho country profile

13 March 2014 Last updated at 15:27 The Kingdom of Lesotho is made up mostly of highlands where many of the villages can be reached only on horseback, by foot or light aircraft. During the winter shepherds wearing only boots and wrap-around blankets have to contend with ...

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April 18th, 2014

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In pictures: Nigeria bus blast

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April 18th, 2014

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VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 22

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has seen a Valentine’s card which his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp had intended to give him before he shot her dead. The South African Olympic sprinter read the poem to the court after five days of cross-examination. Earlier, he said he ...

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April 18th, 2014

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VIDEO: Abducted schoolgirls ‘still missing’

The Nigerian military has admitted that most of the 129 girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists from their school in the north-eastern state of Borno are still missing. The military had earlier claimed that only eight of the kidnapped girls were unaccounted for – ...

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April 18th, 2014

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VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 24

Forensic tests carried out by an expert for Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial have been challenged by the state prosecutor in South Africa. Roger Dixon’s sequence for the shots that killed the athlete’s girlfriend contradicts that of a police ballistics witness

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April 18th, 2014

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