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Plane stowaway ‘going to Somalia’

24 April 2014 Last updated at 21:38 An airline spokeswoman said the teenager was “exceptionally lucky” to have survived the flight The father of a US teenager who stowed away in a wheel well on a flight to Hawaii has said his son was unhappy at school and trying ...

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April 24th, 2014

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Kenyan officials wrangle over status

24 April 2014 Last updated at 18:57 MPs recently stopped governors from flying the national flag on their cars Kenyan MPs are debating a proposal to make it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly at a state function. Those failing to use the correct honorific ...

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Renard plays down links to Morocco

Sochaux coach Herve Renard has distanced himself from reports he could become the next coach of Morocco. Morocco are seeking to install a permanent replacement for Rashid Taoussi, who was sacked last year. The Atlas Lions are believed to want 45-year-old Renard, who won the ...

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April 24th, 2014

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Sredojevic targets 2015 finals spot

Uganda coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is “optimistic” his side will qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Morocco. The Cranes narrowly missed out on reaching the 2013 tournament, losing on penalties to Zambia in the final qualifier ...

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VIDEO: Sudan hopes for bird-watching boost

The Al-Magran nature reserve in Khartoum has been a haven for migrating birds since 1945 – but many of the species found there are endangered because of hunting, environmental damage and farming. Now environmental campaigners in Sudan are hoping that promoting the ...

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VIDEO: Ethiopia’s Jewish community divided

As Jewish people around the world marked the festival of Passover, thousands of Jews living in northern Ethiopia, did not have much to celebrate. Many have been left disappointed by an Israeli government decision to end a 30-year-old programme that saw tens thousands of ...

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South Sudan treason charges dropped

24 April 2014 Last updated at 17:39 Pagan Amum was once a staunch ally of the president South Sudan is withdrawing the case against four top politicians accused of treason that triggered the civil war, the justice minister has said. The four, who include a former leader of ...

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VIDEO: What is ‘beauty’ in Africa?

As Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o is named the world’s most beautiful person by People magazine a new documentary explores the beauty debate from an African perspective. Through a collection of personal and group interviews the film explores issues like hair, ...

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Moroccan Jew asks to join Islamists

23 April 2014 Last updated at 10:11 By News from Elsewhere… …media reports from around the world, found by BBC Monitoring A Jewish lawyer in Morocco is challenging the country’s political establishment by asking to join an Islamist party, it is reported. ...

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VIDEO: Film features plight of African park

Last week Emmanuel de Merode was ambushed and shot in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he serves as chief warden of the Virunga National Park. He was badly wounded but he is recovering. The incident highlights the dangers at large in the park where efforts have to be ...

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April 24th, 2014

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