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Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi

19 April 2014 Last updated at 15:22 Mr Sabahi is the only challenger so far to the popular Gen Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Egyptian politician Hamdeen Sabahi has officially submitted his candidacy in forthcoming presidential elections. Mr Sabahi, a left-winger who came third in the

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VIDEO: Nigeria ‘should do more’ on abductions

Nigeria’s military has admitted that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants have not been freed as it earlier stated. There has been confusion about the number of girls missing after they were kidnapped from a boarding school in the ...

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Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea

19 April 2014 Last updated at 15:12 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Will Ross: “Some girls escaped by jumping off the vehicles” The headmistress of a school in Nigeria has appealed to the government to do more to save

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Morocco country profile

26 October 2013 Last updated at 13:10 The Kingdom of Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries known as the Maghreb – the “Arab West”. It has Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, a rugged mountain interior and a history of independence ...

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Mauritius country profile

15 January 2014 Last updated at 16:12 Mauritius, a volcanic island of lagoons and palm-fringed beaches in the Indian Ocean, has a reputation for stability and racial harmony among its mixed population of Asians, Europeans and Africans. The island has maintained one of the ...

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Mauritania country profile

1 January 2014 Last updated at 13:14 One of Africa’s newest oil producers, Mauritania bridges the Arab Maghreb and western sub-Saharan Africa. The largely-desert country presents a cultural contrast, with an Arab-Berber population to the north and black Africans to the

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Mali country profile

1 October 2013 Last updated at 14:00 The landlocked West African country of Mali – one of the poorest in the world – experienced rapid economic growth after the 1990s, coupled with a flourishing democracy and relative social stability. This all hung in the ...

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VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp

South Sudan’s government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack. Almost 5,000 civilians were sheltering at the camp in Bor when armed youths broke through the gates and opened fire. Bor has been ...

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Madagascar country profile

28 January 2014 Last updated at 10:13 Madagascar is the world’s fourth biggest island after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. Because of its isolation most of its mammals, half its birds, and most of its plants exist nowhere else on earth. The island is heavily exposed

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Malawi country profile

19 March 2014 Last updated at 11:12 Malawi, a largely agricultural country, is making efforts to overcome decades of underdevelopment and the more recent impact of a growing HIV-Aids problem. For the first 30 years of independence it was run by the authoritarian and quixotic

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