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VIDEO: Nigeria defends Boko Haram response

Hundreds of people are reported to have been killed in a series of attacks in Northern Nigeria by the same Islamist group behind the mass abduction of school girls three weeks ago. In the town of Gamboru Ngala, witnesses said gunmen had fired on a crowded market place and ...

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May 9th, 2014

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Pistorius ballistics questioned

9 May 2014 Last updated at 11:37 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Watch coverage of the murder trial of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius A ballistics expert at the murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has questioned the ...

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VIDEO: ‘We will bring the girls back’

Nigeria’s president has vowed to find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants and return them to their families. Speaking from the World Economic Forum in Abuja, which opened on Thursday, Goodluck Jonathan thanked the countries which had offered to ...

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May 9th, 2014

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Rival leaders to hold S Sudan talks

9 May 2014 Last updated at 10:16 Rebel and government forces have been fighting since December in the world’s newest state The first face-to-face meeting between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar since mass violence began in December

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US, UK teams help Nigeria seek girls

9 May 2014 Last updated at 12:51 The abductions have sparked worldwide protests, like here in South Africa Experts from the US and UK have arrived in Nigeria to help find some 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamist militants. The experts include military advisers, ...

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May 9th, 2014

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VIDEO: Mandela’s daughter on ANC’s record

The daughter of Nelson Mandela, Makaziwe Mandela has told BBC HARDtalk that she believes in the African National Congress (ANC) and what it stands for. “There might be things that are not going right in the party, there might be individuals who are doing things that ...

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May 9th, 2014

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VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 27

Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial heard testimony from an anaesthetist on when Reeva Steenkamp may have eaten her last meal. Professor Christina Lundgren testified that judging the time Ms Steenkamp had eaten her last meal by her stomach contents was “pure ...

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May 9th, 2014

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VIDEO: Security fears and the Nigerian economy

Nigeria is hosting the World Economic Forum on Africa – a huge gathering of business leaders and heads of state. But while trade and investment are on the agenda – a recent spate of bomb attacks and kidnappings have overshadowed the event. Chris Ewokor has been ...

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May 9th, 2014

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VIDEO: ANC on course for victory in SA

The African National Congress (ANC) has won a commanding victory in South Africa’s general election, partial results show. The electoral commission said voting passed off peacefully in most areas, with turnout at just over 72%. The BBC’s Nomsa Maseko reports from

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May 9th, 2014

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VIDEO: ‘I ran and ran to escape kidnappers’

The abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram could be a turning point in the battle against Islamist militants, Nigeria’s leader has said in an address to the World Economic Forum. Meanwhile, the BBC has obtained footage in which some girls targeted by ...

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May 9th, 2014

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