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How Nigeria will become Africa’s biggest economy

4 April 2014 Last updated at 00:02 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Will Ross reports from Lagos on Nigeria’s ‘true economic clout’ Nigeria is to “rebase” its gross domestic product (GDP) on Sunday 6 April, which ...

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April 15th, 2014

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VIDEO: Kenya first lady in marathon quest

Kenya’s first lady is in London, but she is not here for a state visit. Instead, Margaret Kenyatta is training for the London Marathon which is taking place on Sunday. Mrs Kenyatta is running to raise money for her ”Beyond Zero” charity, which aims to ...

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Pistorius trial sees Valentine card

15 April 2014 Last updated at 17:05 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Oscar Pistorius reads out the message in his Valentine card The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has seen a Valentine’s card which his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp had intended ...

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AUDIO: ‘Killing books’ in Libya

Mansour Bushnaf is a Libyan playwright who, at the age of 60 has just published his first novel in English. It is entitled Chewing Gum and explores a society that exists under a dictatorship, and the rhythmic act of chewing relentlessly continues as individuals, time and ...

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South Sudan rebels ‘seize’ oil hub

15 April 2014 Last updated at 13:56 South Sudan has been hit by instability since its independence in 2011 Rebel forces in South Sudan have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu from the government, their spokesman says. Oil companies should halt operations immediately and ...

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‘Mass abduction’ at Nigeria school

15 April 2014 Last updated at 17:26 Heavy security in north-eastern Nigeria has not stopped the attacks Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say. Gunmen reportedly arrived at the school in Chibok, Borno ...

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Letter from Africa: Is sorry ever enough?

10 April 2014 Last updated at 01:28 It has been painful for those remembering the genocide at memorial events in Rwanda this week In our series of letters from African journalists, filmmaker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers the nature of apologies, as Africa marks 20 ...

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Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya

15 April 2014 Last updated at 10:15 Libya has faced insecurity and instability since Muammar Gaddafi was ousted in 2011 The Jordanian ambassador to Libya has been kidnapped in the capital Tripoli, in an attack that left his driver wounded, officials say. Libya’s ...

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Elite marathon runner misses flight

15 April 2014 Last updated at 11:14 Mami Konneh Lahun, 24, from Sierra Leone, had been staying in Greenwich An elite runner failed to catch her flight home after going missing following the London Marathon. Mami Konneh Lahun was due to fly home on Monday but did not return ...

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VIDEO: Cleaning up Cairo’s waste system

Piles of rubbish and overflowing bins are a familiar sight on Egypt’s streets. However, in a new attempt to clean up Cairo, the government is turning back to its traditional rubbish collectors – the Zabaleen. Sally Nabil reports. Article source: ...

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