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Pistorius forensic tests challenged

17 April 2014 Last updated at 11:34 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. LIVE: Coverage of the murder trial of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius Forensic tests carried out by an expert for Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial are being ...

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April 17th, 2014

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Algeria votes on Bouteflika’s future

17 April 2014 Last updated at 09:42 Polls have opened in Algeria where incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth term in office. The 77-year-old leader has rarely appeared in public since suffering a stroke last year and has not campaigned personally ahead

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April 17th, 2014

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Guinea-Bissau run-off to pick leader

17 April 2014 Last updated at 11:29 In total 13 candidates competed for the presidency No candidate has secured an outright victory in Sunday’s presidential election in Guinea-Bissau, the electoral commission has said. A run-off vote between the top two contenders will

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April 17th, 2014

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Cameroon country profile

13 February 2014 Last updated at 14:01 The modern state of Cameroon was created in 1961 by the unification of two former colonies, one British and one French. Since then it has struggled from one-party rule to a multi-party system in which the freedom of expression is ...

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April 17th, 2014

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Cape Verde profile

26 February 2014 Last updated at 17:06 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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April 17th, 2014

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Botswana profile

15 January 2014 Last updated at 12:15 Botswana, one of Africa’s most stable countries, is the continent’s longest continuous multi-party democracy. It is relatively free of corruption and has a good human rights record. It is also the world’s largest ...

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April 17th, 2014

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Burkina Faso profile

21 March 2014 Last updated at 15:05 A poor country even by West African standards, landlocked Burkina Faso has suffered from recurring droughts and, until the 1980s, military coups. Burkina Faso has significant reserves of gold, but cotton is the economic mainstay for many ...

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April 17th, 2014

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Burundi country profile

22 March 2014 Last updated at 11:52 Burundi, one of the world’s poorest nations, is struggling to emerge from a 12-year, ethnic-based civil war. Since independence in 1962 it has been plagued by tension between the usually-dominant Tutsi minority and the Hutu majority.

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April 17th, 2014

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VIDEO: Hunt for 100 abducted girls in Nigeria

Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. It is thought that they were taken to a forest near the Cameroonian border. The abductions are the latest in a series ...

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April 16th, 2014

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VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 23

The girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession as she fell down, a forensics expert has told the South African athlete’s murder trial. This differs from a police ballistics witness who said there was short break between the first and second shots. Mr ...

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April 16th, 2014

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