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Kenyan MPs’ bid to evict UK farmers

14 May 2014 Last updated at 20:02 Campaigners say that the Meru region cannot be used to grow other crops A group of MPs in Kenya has tabled a motion in parliament calling for British farmers to be ejected from the khat-growing Meru region. They are angry about moves by the ...

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Uganda’s HIV-prevention law ‘flawed’

14 May 2014 Last updated at 17:07 Many Ugandans are wary of getting tested because of the stigma of being HIV-positive A bill passed by MPs in Uganda which criminalises the transmission of HIV has been criticised by the campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW). Those who ...

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Nigeria troops ‘fire at commander’

14 May 2014 Last updated at 20:41 Soldiers say they lack the firepower to tackle insurgents Soldiers in Nigeria have opened fire on their commander in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, witnesses say. Maj-Gen Ahmed Mohammed escaped unhurt after soldiers shot at his car at ...

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VIDEO: Impact on trade of Nigeria violence

The eyes of the world are on Nigeria following the kidnap of more than 200 girls one month ago. Wednesday also marks one year since the Nigerian government declared a state of emergency in the north east of the country, at the heart of an insurgency by the militant Boko ...

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Rwanda want Constantine as coach

Rwanda have offered Briton Stephen Constantine a two-year deal to become their new national team coach. The Federation of Rwandan Football Associations (Ferwafa) needs a successor to Eric Nshimiyimana, whose contract ends on 31 July. Former Millwall first-team coach ...

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Tanzania arrests over albino killing

14 May 2014 Last updated at 13:15 Albinos in Tanzania have become targets for body-snatchers seeking to sell them to witch doctors Two witch doctors in Tanzania have been arrested after a woman with albinism was hacked to death, police say. One of her legs and several ...

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VIDEO: Nigeria’s challenges

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation, its biggest economy and largest oil producer – but many of its people live in poverty. President Goodluck Jonathan’s government is plagued by allegations of mismanagement as well as a worsening insurgency by ...

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Pistorius to face psychiatric tests

14 May 2014 Last updated at 13:36 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Judge: “An application of this nature is never taken lightly… It is an integral part of a fair trial” The judge in the trial of South African Paralympic athlete ...

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The town Boko Haram destroyed

13 May 2014 Last updated at 20:56 By John Simpson World affairs editor, Gamburo Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s John Simpson: “This whole part of Nigeria is Boko Haram territory” Boko Haram is one of the most ...

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VIDEO: ‘I’m scared to go to school’

Nigeria is ready to talk to Islamist militants to negotiate the release of more than 200 abducted girls, cabinet minister Tanimu Turaki has said. Their capture has raised questions about the security of children in schools.. Mark Doyle has visited a government school in ...

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