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Caf expresses sorrow over deaths

The Confederation of African Football has expressed its “deep sorrow” after at least 15 people were killed in a stampede at a match in DR Congo. The trouble occurred at a Congolese league match between AS Vita Club and TP Mazembe at the Tata Raphael Stadium in ...

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May 12th, 2014

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South Sudan elections postponed

12 May 2014 Last updated at 16:46 President Salva Kiir (L) and rebel leader Riek Machar signed the deal in Ethiopia on Friday South Sudan has postponed presidential elections due next year to give government and rebel forces more time to achieve reconciliation, President ...

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VIDEO: New video released of Nigerian girls

New video claiming to show a number of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls has been released by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. The girls shown in the video are wearing full hijab. Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, said the girls had converted to Islam and ...

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Migrants drown as Libya boat sinks

12 May 2014 Last updated at 20:12 Many African migrants attempt to reach Europe via Libya At least 17 people died when a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank in waters between Libya and southern Italy, navy officials say. Some 200 others were rescued from the boat, which ...

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Dewani condition ‘has improved’

12 May 2014 Last updated at 10:41 Shrien Dewani denies any involvement in his wife’s murder The condition of extradited honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani has improved but he will remain in hospital, a South African court heard. Mr Dewani 34, from Bristol, is ...

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Lonmin profit plunges on mine strike

12 May 2014 Last updated at 10:46 South Africa’s platinum miners have been striking for higher pay The world’s third-largest platinum producer, Lonmin, has seen its earnings plunge because of a month-long strike at its mines in South Africa. Underlying operating ...

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Pistorius has ‘anxiety disorder’

12 May 2014 Last updated at 13:54 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Meryl Vorster: “He is certainly remorseful about the events… and has developed a depressive disorder” South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has had an ...

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South Africa opposition denies rift

12 May 2014 Last updated at 12:28 Ms Mazibuko was the first black person to lead the DA’s parliamentary caucus South African opposition leader Helen Zille has denied that her party’s most senior black leader in parliament has quit because of differences with her.

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Video ‘shows missing Nigeria girls’

12 May 2014 Last updated at 12:19 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s John Simpson says the video, which shows more than 100 girls in hijabs, could be the first step in a negotiated settlement A new video released by Islamist ...

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VIDEO: Was hosting World Cup 2010 worth it?

While most South Africans seem pleased with what they see as the legacy left from hosting the 2010 World Cup – such as improvements in transportation infrastructure – some believe the overall costs are still hurting taxpayers. BBC Brasil’s Joao Fellet has ...

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