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Kenya transgender activist wins case

7 October 2014 Last updated at 18:19 Audrey Mbugua is a prominent transgender activist who has won two legal cases Kenya’s high court has ordered the country’s education authorities to amend the name on a school certificate of a woman who was born male. The name ...

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October 7th, 2014

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Kenya ‘not co-operating with ICC’

7 October 2014 Last updated at 13:52 Uhuru Kenyatta invoked the constitution to appoint his deputy William Ruto acting president in his absence Prosecutors have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to rule that Kenya’s government is not co-operating with its ...

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October 7th, 2014

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Ebola aid row in Sierra Leone

7 October 2014 Last updated at 17:11 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Burial teams in Sierra Leone are having to scramble over fresh graves to lay bodies to rest, as the BBC’s Tulip Mazumdar reports A container of aid materials for the ...

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October 7th, 2014

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Is it right to pay ransoms?

7 October 2014 Last updated at 00:04 The killings of US journalists and British aid workers in Syria, and a French hiker in Algeria have highlighted the dilemma for governments over whether to pay ransoms. Should payouts be made to save lives, or do they encourage more ...

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October 7th, 2014

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VIDEO: Lake Victoria hospital ship launched

A mobile hospital ship has been launched on Lake Victoria, bringing medical care to the residents of the area’s 3,000 islands. The lake borders Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya and islanders previously had to pay huge sums of money to hire a boat to take them to hospital. ...

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October 7th, 2014

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Seven bids made for 2017 Nations Cup

The Confederation of African Football has revealed that seven countries have submitted a bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. They are: Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Nominations were opened on 23 August, following the withdrawal of the ...

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October 7th, 2014

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Devastating news from the Ebola clinic

7 October 2014 Last updated at 11:22 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The reality of living in a country in the grip of an Ebola outbreak is hard for families to take, as Tulip Mazumdar reports BBC global health reporter Tulip Mazumdar shares her

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October 7th, 2014

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Somalia’s first cash machine opens

7 October 2014 Last updated at 11:54 Somalia’s first-ever cash withdrawal machine has been installed in the capital, Mogadishu. Some people are confused about how the machine works because they have never used one before, reports the BBC’s Mohamed Moalimu from ...

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October 7th, 2014

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VIDEO: Photos from the royal court of Benin

The secret ceremonies and intimate details of an ancient African empire are revealed in an exhibition of rare photographs in Washington. Chief Alonge was the official photographer of the royal court of Benin, now part of Nigeria. Beginning in 1933 and for more than half a ...

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October 7th, 2014

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ICC readies for Kenyatta appearance

7 October 2014 Last updated at 01:52 Mr Kenyatta invokes the constitution to appoint Deputy President William Ruto acting president The International Criminal Court in The Hague is set to hold the first of two days of hearings in which Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will be

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