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Somalia: At least 85 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media captionThe aftermath of the explosion in Mogadishu A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 85 people, officials say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. ...

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October 15th, 2017

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An African legend

Image caption Becky (aged 11) meeting Thomas Sankara in Ouagadougou in 1987, shortly before his assassination One picture brings it all back home to me again: Me, an 11-year-old London school pupil, gazing up smiling into the eyes of Thomas Sankara, then president of Burkina

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October 15th, 2017

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Bailly suspended for Ivory Coast’s crucial qualifier against Morocco

Eric Bailly, 23, has collected two yellow cards in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign and will miss the Elephants’ crucial match against Morocco through suspension. Ivory Coast will be without experienced defender Eric Bailly for their crunch World Cup qualifier at

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October 14th, 2017

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First commercial flight lands on remote St Helena

Image copyright AFP Image caption As seen from inside the cabin, the first ever commercial flight lands at St Helena Airport The first scheduled commercial airline service to the remote British island of St Helena in the south Atlantic has touched down safely. The virgin ...

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October 14th, 2017

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Bailly suspended for Ivory Coast’s crucial qualifier against Morocco

Eric Bailly, 23, has collected two yellow cards in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign and will miss the Elephants’ crucial match against Morocco through suspension. Ivory Coast will be without experienced defender Eric Bailly for their crunch World Cup qualifier at

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October 14th, 2017

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First flight touches down on remote St Helena

Image copyright PA Image caption The opening of the airport was delayed by problems with wind The first scheduled commercial airline service to the remote British island of St Helena in the south Atlantic has touched down safely. The virgin flight, an SA Airlink service from

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October 14th, 2017

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Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Media captionMobile phone footage shows the wreckage of the cargo plane A cargo plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast, close to Abidjan airport, killing four people and injuring six. The wreckage of the turboprop plane, which was carrying ten people, was swept ...

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October 14th, 2017

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Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media captionThe aftermath of the explosion in Mogadishu A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. ...

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October 14th, 2017

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St Helena: Flights to remote Atlantic island begin at last

Image copyright PA Image caption The opening of the airport was delayed The first scheduled commercial airline service to the remote British island of St Helena in the south Atlantic is to land shortly. A plane from South Africa is expected to touch down in the new airport, ...

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October 14th, 2017

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Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

At least five students and a security guard have been shot and killed in a dawn attack at a secondary school in northern Kenya. The attack was allegedly led by a former student who had been suspended, the school’s head teacher said. He is accused of returning to ...

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October 14th, 2017

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