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AUDIO: Mali kora duets from father and son

The man considered the world’s greatest living kora player, Mali’s Toumani Diabate, has joined forces with his son Sidiki and together they are touring to promote their first album. “Toumani and Sidiki” is a set of unaccompanied kora duets recorded as

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June 4th, 2014

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Nigeria villagers ‘killed at church’

4 June 2014 Last updated at 11:48 Boko Haram attacks have increased since a state of emergency was declared in the north-east a year ago Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of villagers in fresh attacks in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, the BBC has ...

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Central African Republic bans texts

4 June 2014 Last updated at 13:53 The government feels that shutting the texting service will stop people organising protests and strikes The authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) have banned the use of mobile phone text messages. The move is aimed at helping to ...

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Blast targets rogue Libya general

4 June 2014 Last updated at 15:08 General Khalifa Haftar accuses the Libyan government of supporting terrorism A suicide bomb attack at the home of a rogue Libyan general – who has been leading an offensive against government-funded Islamist militia – has killed ...

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Why Egypt’s Sisi might struggle to deliver

4 June 2014 Last updated at 00:13 By Adel Shoeir BBC Arabic Sisi won by a landslide, but the powers of the president have been diminished Although his victory was never in doubt, Egypt’s new President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi made highly ambitious promises during his ...

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Nigeria need to improve

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has said that his side will have to improve if they are to make an impact at the World Cup in Brazil. He was talking after they drew 0-0 with fellow World Cup finalists Greece in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Both sides created chances but lacked a ...

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Letter from Africa: Maya Angelou’s broad embrace

4 June 2014 Last updated at 01:26 In our series of letters from African journalists, writer and telecommunications policy consultant Kwaku Sakyi-Addo reflects on Ghana’s influence on the US writer and rights activist Maya Angelou, who lived there for some years in the ...

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‘Dozens killed’ in Boko Haram attack

4 June 2014 Last updated at 01:04 Boko Haram attacks have increased since a state of emergency was declared in the north-east a year ago Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people in fresh attacks on villages in Borno state in northern Nigeria, the BBC has learnt. A ...

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French hostage shown in ‘new’ video

3 June 2014 Last updated at 18:13 Mr Lazarevic was filmed with two gunmen on either side of him A video of a French hostage kidnapped in Mali by al-Qaeda has been broadcast by a TV station in Dubai. The video showed Serge Lazarevic, who was abducted in 2011, appealing to ...

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June 3rd, 2014

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Sisi declared new Egyptian president

3 June 2014 Last updated at 19:34 Some journalists and officials burst into applause and started dancing after the results were announced Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has urged Egyptians to work to restore stability after being declared the winner of last week’s presidential ...

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