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27 November 2013 Last updated at 10:29 After lurching from one military coup to another, Nigeria now has an elected leadership. But the government faces the growing challenge of preventing Africa’s most populous country from breaking apart along ethnic and religious ...

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April 19th, 2014

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Mozambique country profile

18 December 2013 Last updated at 15:47 Since independence from Portugal in 1975, Mozambique has been battered by civil war, economic mismanagement and famine. A peace deal in 1992 ended 16 years of civil war, and the country has made much progress in economic development and

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April 19th, 2014

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Namibia country profile

5 February 2014 Last updated at 15:30 Namibia, a large and sparsely populated country on Africa’s south-west coast, has enjoyed stability since gaining independence in 1990 after a long struggle against rule by South Africa. Germany took control of the area which it ...

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April 19th, 2014

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Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi

19 April 2014 Last updated at 15:22 Mr Sabahi is the only challenger so far to the popular Gen Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Egyptian politician Hamdeen Sabahi has officially submitted his candidacy in forthcoming presidential elections. Mr Sabahi, a left-winger who came third in the

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April 19th, 2014

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VIDEO: Nigeria ‘should do more’ on abductions

Nigeria’s military has admitted that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants have not been freed as it earlier stated. There has been confusion about the number of girls missing after they were kidnapped from a boarding school in the ...

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April 19th, 2014

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Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea

19 April 2014 Last updated at 15:12 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Will Ross: “Some girls escaped by jumping off the vehicles” The headmistress of a school in Nigeria has appealed to the government to do more to save

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April 19th, 2014

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Morocco country profile

26 October 2013 Last updated at 13:10 The Kingdom of Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries known as the Maghreb – the “Arab West”. It has Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, a rugged mountain interior and a history of independence ...

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April 19th, 2014

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Mauritius country profile

15 January 2014 Last updated at 16:12 Mauritius, a volcanic island of lagoons and palm-fringed beaches in the Indian Ocean, has a reputation for stability and racial harmony among its mixed population of Asians, Europeans and Africans. The island has maintained one of the ...

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April 19th, 2014

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Mauritania country profile

1 January 2014 Last updated at 13:14 One of Africa’s newest oil producers, Mauritania bridges the Arab Maghreb and western sub-Saharan Africa. The largely-desert country presents a cultural contrast, with an Arab-Berber population to the north and black Africans to the

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Mali country profile

1 October 2013 Last updated at 14:00 The landlocked West African country of Mali – one of the poorest in the world – experienced rapid economic growth after the 1990s, coupled with a flourishing democracy and relative social stability. This all hung in the ...

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April 19th, 2014

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