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VIDEO: Who is the man leading Boko Haram?

The Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram has come to international prominence after abducting more than 200 school girls, but what do we know about its leader? Abubakar Shekau has inspired his group of fighters to kill hundreds of people in Nigeria, where Yalda Hakim ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Cameroon orders World Cup inquiry

Cameroon President Paul Biya has called for an inquiry into the country’s poor performance at the World Cup. The Indomitable Lions’ campaign in Brazil was a disaster as they lost all three group games, had a player sent off and team-mates fought on the pitch. ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Is animal welfare killing wild apes?

27 June 2014 Last updated at 00:51 By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News Researchers tested their vaccine on animals housed in a primate centre in the US The Ebola virus is not just a threat to humans, but is also wiping out chimps and gorillas. Will a decision to end ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Babatunde ruled out of World Cup

Nigeria midfielder Michael Babatunde has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a fractured wrist. The 21-year-old, who was in the starting line-up for the games against Bosnia-Herceogovina and Argentina, has undergone surgery on the injury. “Unfortunately, ...

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June 27th, 2014

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VIDEO: Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman speaks to BBC

A Sudanese woman whose death sentence for marrying a Christian was overturned has been released from detention again, after she was held at Khartoum airport on Tuesday. Meriam Ibrahim had been detained on charges of falsifying ID documents. She spoke to the BBC on her way to

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June 27th, 2014

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World Cup: Algeria 1-1 Russia

75:42 Essaïd Belkalem (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 74:44 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 73:44 Delay in match Islam Slimani (Algeria) because of an injury. 73:13 Attempt saved. Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria) right footed shot from the right side of ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman freed again

27 June 2014 Last updated at 02:26 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Meriam Ibrahim spoke to the BBC on the way to the US embassy in Khartoum, as Ciara Riordan reports A Sudanese woman whose death sentence for marrying a Christian was overturned ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Somali militants attack siege town

26 June 2014 Last updated at 12:49 Al-Shabab, which wants an Islamic state in Somalia, held the strategic town of Bulo-burde until March At least two foreign peacekeepers have been killed in Somalia following an attack on a military base by militant Islamist group al-Shabab.

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June 26th, 2014

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VIDEO: South Sudan tops fragile state index

The world’s newest country, South Sudan, has come top of the list of fragile states in this year’s index released by the US-based Fund for Peace. Somalia – which came top for the past six years – fell to second place, followed by CAR, DR Congo, Sudan ...

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June 26th, 2014

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World Cup: Portugal 2-1 Ghana

83:38 Corner, Ghana. Conceded by Miguel Veloso. 83:17 Attempt saved. Silvestre Varela (Portugal) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nani. 82:32 Attempt missed. Nani (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is ...

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June 26th, 2014

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