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South Sudan conflict: Poet Emi Mahmoud on Uganda refugee landmark

More than one million South Sudanese refugees have now fled into Uganda to escape the conflict, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Slam poet Emi Mahmoud, whose family were forced to leave Sudan when she was a child, performs a poem reflecting on the landmark.

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August 17th, 2017

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Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Image copyright EPA Image caption More migrants could arrive in Spain this year than in Greece, the UN says Spain’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Uganda receives one million South Sudan refugees

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UN says that 85% of the refugees who have arrived in Uganda are women and children The number of refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan to Uganda has passed the one million mark, the UN says. The organisation is appealing to the ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Mass burials being held for Sierra Leone mudslide victims

Media captionPeople are angry, reports the BBC’s Martin Patience from outside Freetown’s mortuary Mass burials are being held on the outskirts of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown for the 400 people known to have died in a mudslide and flooding. President Ernest ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Distress calls

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eritrean-born priest Don Mussie Zeraj says better leadership is needed in Africa A Catholic priest under investigation for people smuggling has told the BBC that politicians are trying to criminalise people helping refugees. Don Mussie Zerai

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Collecting corpses

Image caption Samba Thorley lost his wife and all five of his children At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. Dozens of volunteers like Jibrila Sesay are playing a central role ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Burials for Sierra Leone mudslide victims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Relatives have been waiting to identify bodies Nearly half of the 400 people known to have died in a mudslide and flooding on the outskirts of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown have already been buried, health officials say. The ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Piers Edwards: How Nigeria trips up its own athletes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tosin Oke, 36, is the reigning African triple jump champion Nigeria failed to win a medal at this month’s World Athletics Championships – meaning Africa’s most populous nation has come home empty-handed from eight ...

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August 16th, 2017

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Ghana’s Kevin-Prince Boateng ends contract with Las Palmas

Former Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng has scored in the top divisions in England, Italy, Germany and Spain Former Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is once again without a club after ending his contract with Spanish club Las Palmas by mutual consent. Las Palmas

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Nigeria’s Ogenyi Onazi denied work permit to join Birmingham

<!– Nigeria’s Ogenyi Onazi played at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil however the Super Eagles have failed to qualify for the past two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has been denied a work permit to play for English ...

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August 16th, 2017

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