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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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Benin country profile

5 February 2014 Last updated at 16:52 Benin, formerly known as Dahomey, is one of Africa’s most stable democracies. It boasts a proliferation of political parties and a strong civil society. On the economic side, however, the picture is less bright – Benin is ...

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April 16th, 2014

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Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear

16 April 2014 Last updated at 23:00 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The school is located not far from where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has been carrying out attacks, as the BBC’s Will Ross reports Mystery surrounds the fate of

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April 16th, 2014

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UN mulls medal for peacekeepers

16 April 2014 Last updated at 18:33 Capt Diagne took huge risks to save many people’s lives when the killings began in Rwanda in 1994 The United Nations Security Council has heard a proposal to create a special medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping. It was proposed by ...

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April 16th, 2014

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Search after Nigeria school kidnap

16 April 2014 Last updated at 12:04 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The school is located not far from where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have been carrying out attacks, as the BBC’s Will Ross reports The Nigerian military is ...

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April 16th, 2014

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Reeva Steenkamp shot in ‘rapid fire’

16 April 2014 Last updated at 15:06 Oscar Pistorius spent seven gruelling days under cross-examination 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 ...

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April 16th, 2014

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Remittance fees ‘hurt Africans’

16 April 2014 Last updated at 12:02 Western Union is one of the main money transfer companies in the area Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being “hurt” by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief has said. Restricted competition ...

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April 16th, 2014

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‘Last’ Chadian soldier leaves CAR

16 April 2014 Last updated at 17:12 Chadian troops made up a sizeable part of the African Union’s contingent in CAR Chad’s entire contingent of peacekeepers has withdrawn from the Central African Republic (CAR), a military official has confirmed. The withdrawal ...

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April 16th, 2014

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