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Nigeria traditional leader shot dead

30 May 2014 Last updated at 17:28 Many towns and villages have been razed to the ground in the north-east A high-ranking traditional leader has been killed in northern Nigeria after his convoy came under attack by suspected Boko Haram militants. Gunmen shot dead the Emir of ...

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May 30th, 2014

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Al-Jazeera journalist held in Egypt

30 May 2014 Last updated at 18:41 Al-Jazeera has been regularly targeted by the Egyptian authorities since the 3 July overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi A female freelance journalist working for the satellite news network al-Jazeera in Egypt has been arrested, ...

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Peter Mutharika wins Malawi election

30 May 2014 Last updated at 22:51 Peter Mutharika is the the brother of former President Bingu wa Mutharika, who died two years ago Opposition candidate Peter Mutharika has been declared the winner of Malawi’s disputed presidential election. The leader of the ...

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AUDIO: Sudan death row child ‘traumatised’

Daniel Wani, the husband of Meriam Ibrahim, has been speaking to the BBC about the death sentence handed down to his wife for apostasy. Ms Ibrahim has been jailed by a Sharia court in Sudan for abandoning her religious faith by marrying a Christian. She has since given birth

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‘Militants’ held in Spanish enclave

30 May 2014 Last updated at 10:24 Spanish police in Melilla have made dozens of terror arrests in recent years, often in co-operation with Morocco Spain’s interior ministry says it has arrested six men on terror charges in its north African enclave of Melilla. A ...

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Two CAR protesters killed in clashes

30 May 2014 Last updated at 16:09 Peacekeepers have confronted protesters who have taken to the streets in Bangui At least two people have been killed in a second day of violent protests in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, military officials said. ...

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‘Conflict’ deadline looms for firms

30 May 2014 Last updated at 13:54 By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News Companies have had to audit every step of their supply chain, including in war-torn countries Companies manufacturing products that use “conflict minerals” must submit a plan to deal with

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Sudan husband in death row hope

30 May 2014 Last updated at 13:53 Daniel Wani visited his children on Wednesday at the prison near Khartoum The husband of a woman facing the death penalty in Sudan for abandoning her religious faith has told the BBC he is hopeful an appeal against the sentence for apostasy ...

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VIDEO: The men selling brides ‘to survive’

The African Union has launched a campaign to eradicate child marriage from the continent, saying 14 million underage girls a year should be given back their future. Nine out of ten countries with the highest rates of child marriage are in Africa. The UN say the practice is ...

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Omeruo sets sights on Chelsea debut

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo is determined to break into the first team after signing a new two-year deal that keeps him at the club until 2018. The 20-year-old Nigeria international has largely been loaned out by Chelsea since he joined in January 2012. Omeruo, who is ...

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