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Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Media captionLibyan official: ‘If you do not follow orders we will target you’ A Spanish migrant aid group is deciding whether to continue its Mediterranean rescue mission after it said its boat was targeted by Libya’s coastguard. Proactiva Open Arms, one ...

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August 16th, 2017

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Maasai displaced after huts burned in Tanzania

Image copyright Jason Patinkin Image caption “We will fight for our land until the end” reads a sign by a Maasai woman in 2013 More than 100 Maasai huts in Tanzania have been allegedly burned down by game reserve authorities near the Serengeti National Park. ...

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Kenya election: Raila Odinga to challenge result in court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Odinga claims the vote was rigged in favour of President Kenyatta Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga says he will mount a legal challenge to the result of last week’s presidential election, which he claims was rigged. ...

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Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity in S Africa case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe is the second wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe’s government has sought diplomatic immunity for President Robert Mugabe’s wife in the assault case against her in South Africa, South ...

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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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Idi Amin’s orders banished my family

In August 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin announced his plans to expel the country’s Asian population. About 60,000 people were given 90 days to leave Uganda. Gita Watts tells Witness about her family’s trauma at leaving their home. Witness: The stories of our ...

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Nigeria violence: Suicide bombers kill 27 near Maiduguri

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Nigerian army has failed to stop violence by militants in Maiduguri Three female suicide bombers have carried out an attack that has killed at least 27 people in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say. Dozens were injured when the women ...

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Zambia opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema released

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hakainde Hichilema strongly denied the allegations Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who has been held in prison since April on treason charges, has been released. Mr Hichilema was due to stand trial, but instead ...

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Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The hillside collapsed on to dozens of houses in Regent after heavy rain At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the ...

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Freetown floods

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sierra Leone suffers floods on a regular basis Freetown is a city squeezing itself into the small space between the mountains and the sea, in a country with the highest annual rainfall in Africa. In August – the height of the rainy ...

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