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Animal group tweaks S Africa poll ads

6 May 2014 Last updated at 15:06 By News from Elsewhere… …media reports from around the world, found by BBC Monitoring There’s been a last-minute twist to election posters around Durban, South Africa, on the eve of a general election – the candidates ...

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May 8th, 2014

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Was US slow to act on Nigeria abductions?

8 May 2014 Last updated at 03:47 By Tom Geoghegan BBC News, Washington Nigerians have vented their fury over the crime Three weeks after more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria, the US has announced it’s sending a team to help in the search. Is it too ...

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May 8th, 2014

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ANC takes early lead in vote count

8 May 2014 Last updated at 06:40 Final results are not expected before Saturday to allow time to address any objections South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has taken an early lead in the general election, partial results show. With 31% of votes ...

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May 8th, 2014

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Odemwingie in 30-man Nigeria squad

Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie and Newcastle forward Shola Ameobi are in Nigeria’s provisional 30-man World Cup squad for Brazil 2014. Odemwingie has been recalled to the Super Eagles after ending his feud with coach Stephen Keshi. The pair fell out after Odemwingie ...

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May 8th, 2014

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First of a million tweets

7 May 2014 Last updated at 16:02 By BBC Trending What’s popular and why The mother of one of the missing school girls during a rally in Abuja on May 6 There’s been a debate online about who started the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, which has so far been tweeted 1.3

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VIDEO: To vote ‘is something very beautiful’

South Africans born after the end of apartheid in 1994 – the so-called “born free” – have been casting their first national ballots, although only a third of those entitled to do so had registered to vote. Litha Mdwaba, part of the ...

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May 8th, 2014

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VIDEO: Anguish at kidnap of Nigeria girls

Nigeria’s police have offered a $300,000 (£177,000) cash reward to anyone who can help locate and rescue more than 200 abducted schoolgirls. They were kidnapped more than three weeks ago by armed Islamist militants from Boko Haram, from their boarding school in the ...

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May 8th, 2014

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Malala plea over Nigeria schoolgirls

7 May 2014 Last updated at 23:33 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai: “If we remain silent then this will spread” Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a shooting by Taliban ...

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May 8th, 2014

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VIDEO: Reward offered for Nigerian girls

Nigeria’s police have offered a $300,000 (£177,000) cash reward to anyone who can help locate and rescue more than 200 abducted schoolgirls. They were kidnapped more than three weeks ago by armed Islamist militants from Boko Haram, from their boarding school in the ...

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May 7th, 2014

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VIDEO: South Africa in post-Mandela vote

South Africans are voting in the first poll since the death of Nelson Mandela. The ruling African National Congress is favourite to win the election, but its campaign has been hit by concern over high unemployment and corruption. Andrew Harding reports. Article source: ...

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May 7th, 2014

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