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Africa in pictures: 2-8 May 2014

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May 10th, 2014

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South Africa election: Everyone’s a winner

9 May 2014 Last updated at 12:45 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter The ANC’s commanding victory shows that the public has not lost faith in the party If you were looking for a political earthquake, ...

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May 10th, 2014

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VIDEO: Nairobi’s young using USB to connect

Around five billion people – two thirds of the world’s population – still do not have access to a computer or smartphone. Many people would like access but find themselves on the wrong side of a digital divide that seems too difficult to bridge. Many ...

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May 10th, 2014

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VIDEO: The issues the ANC face post election

The African National Congress (ANC) has won a commanding victory in South Africa’s general election, interim results show. With nearly 99% of South Africa’s voting districts counted, the African National Congress had over 62 percent of the vote – slightly ...

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May 10th, 2014

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South Sudan rivals agree peace deal

9 May 2014 Last updated at 22:19 Rebel and government forces have been fighting since December in the world’s newest state South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict. The deal calls for an ...

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May 10th, 2014

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Kana-Biyik suspended after fracas

Cameroon international Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik has been suspended until further notice by his club Rennes after he was involved in confrontations with fans. The French Ligue 1 side said the 24-year-old defender would would train apart from the first-team squad and the reserves

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May 9th, 2014

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South Africa want Women’s World Cup

South Africa have expressed interest in hosting the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Football’s world governing body Fifa revealed it has also received declarations of interest from England, France, Korea Republic and New Zealand. And it appears those four countries could

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May 9th, 2014

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VIDEO: Nigeria ‘warned about kidnaps’

Nigeria’s military had advance warning of the attack on a school at which some 270 girls were kidnapped but failed to act, a rights group says. Amnesty International said it was told by several credible sources that the military was given more than fours hours warning ...

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May 9th, 2014

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Arrest over mutilation ‘conspiracy’

9 May 2014 Last updated at 16:44 Female genital mutilation is estimated to have affected 66,000 women in Britain A woman has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM). The 38-year-old was arrested at 18:30 BST on 8

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Nigeria ‘ignored’ school warning

9 May 2014 Last updated at 18:46 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Nigeria’s information minister says they will investigate the Amnesty International report Nigeria’s military had advance warning of an attack on the town where some ...

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May 9th, 2014

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