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Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear

16 April 2014 Last updated at 23:00 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The school is located not far from where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has been carrying out attacks, as the BBC’s Will Ross reports Mystery surrounds the fate of

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UN mulls medal for peacekeepers

16 April 2014 Last updated at 18:33 Capt Diagne took huge risks to save many people’s lives when the killings began in Rwanda in 1994 The United Nations Security Council has heard a proposal to create a special medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping. It was proposed by ...

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Search after Nigeria school kidnap

16 April 2014 Last updated at 12:04 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The school is located not far from where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have been carrying out attacks, as the BBC’s Will Ross reports The Nigerian military is ...

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‘Last’ Chadian soldier leaves CAR

16 April 2014 Last updated at 17:12 Chadian troops made up a sizeable part of the African Union’s contingent in CAR Chad’s entire contingent of peacekeepers has withdrawn from the Central African Republic (CAR), a military official has confirmed. The withdrawal ...

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Head of oldest African park shot

16 April 2014 Last updated at 17:39 Emmanuel de Merode worked in an area where many armed groups and poachers operate The Belgian director of Africa’s oldest national park – Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo – has been shot and wounded in an ...

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Reeva Steenkamp shot in ‘rapid fire’

16 April 2014 Last updated at 15:06 Oscar Pistorius spent seven gruelling days under cross-examination The girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession as she fell down, a forensics expert has told the South African athlete’s murder trial. This differs ...

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Remittance fees ‘hurt Africans’

16 April 2014 Last updated at 12:02 Western Union is one of the main money transfer companies in the area Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being “hurt” by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief has said. Restricted competition ...

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Angola profile

22 December 2013 Last updated at 10:14 One of Africa’s major oil producers, Angola is nonetheless one of the world’s poorest countries. It is striving to tackle the physical, social and political legacy of a 27-year civil war that ravaged the country after ...

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Forensics examined in Pistorius case

16 April 2014 Last updated at 09:28 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. LIVE: Coverage of the murder trial of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius Forensics expert Roger Dixon is continuing to testify at Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial in ...

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Queen’s Baton Relay: Africa

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