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Jet attacks Tripoli’s last airport

24 November 2014 Last updated at 19:16 Libyan soldiers left from Maitiga in June to go to Britain for training An unidentified jet has carried out two attacks on Maitiga air base in Tripoli, the Libyan capital’s last functioning airport. The strikes hit an area near ...

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November 24th, 2014

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‘Militant traders’ raid Nigeria town

24 November 2014 Last updated at 19:44 Despite a state of emergency in the north-east, Boko Haram has been stepping up its attacks Hundreds of residents and soldiers are fleeing a northern Nigerian town attacked by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say. ...

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November 24th, 2014

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Cape Verde profile

24 November 2014 Last updated at 14:52 Poor in natural resources, prone to drought and with little arable land, the Cape Verde islands have won a reputation for achieving political and economic stability. The former Portuguese colony comprises 10 islands and five islets, all

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November 24th, 2014

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Belgian firm ‘bulldozed Congo homes’

24 November 2014 Last updated at 13:27 A medical centre was among the buildings demolished A Belgian mining firm has “consistently lied” about the bulldozing of hundreds of homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty International says. New evidence showed

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Cape Verde evacuation over volcano

24 November 2014 Last updated at 10:15 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The large plume of smoke was visible from the capital Praia, on a neighbouring island A volcano has erupted in the Cape Verde islands, causing hundreds of residents living in

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VIDEO: Volcano erupts on Cape Verde island

A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport. A huge plume of smoke, which was visible from a neighbouring island, started to rise from the Pico do Fogo volcano on Sunday. ...

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November 24th, 2014

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Nigeria APC party anger over raid

24 November 2014 Last updated at 12:35 Nigerians will vote again in elections in February Nigeria’s main opposition party has condemned a weekend raid of its Lagos offices by state security agents. “We call for an independent commission of inquiry to ascertain ...

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November 24th, 2014

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VIDEO: Dewani judge asked to throw out case

A judge in South Africa will consider whether to drop the case against a British businessman, who is accused of arranging to have his wife murdered during their honeymoon in 2010. Shrien Dewani’s defence team will apply to have the case dismissed on the grounds the ...

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November 24th, 2014

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VIDEO: On the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony

He is a former Catholic altar boy from northern Uganda, who has waged war in central Africa for more than two decades. Joseph Kony and his rebels from the Lord’s Resistance Army have gone deep into the jungle – and American special forces are a key part of the ...

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Dewani judge asked to throw out case

24 November 2014 Last updated at 04:55 Shrien and Anni Dewani were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010 when she was killed A court in South Africa will consider whether a murder trial against a British man should be thrown out. Swedish national Anni Dewani, died in ...

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November 24th, 2014

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