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Letter from Africa: Is sorry ever enough?

10 April 2014 Last updated at 01:28 It has been painful for those remembering the genocide at memorial events in Rwanda this week In our series of letters from African journalists, filmmaker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers the nature of apologies, as Africa marks 20 ...

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April 15th, 2014

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Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya

15 April 2014 Last updated at 10:15 Libya has faced insecurity and instability since Muammar Gaddafi was ousted in 2011 The Jordanian ambassador to Libya has been kidnapped in the capital Tripoli, in an attack that left his driver wounded, officials say. Libya’s ...

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April 15th, 2014

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Elite marathon runner misses flight

15 April 2014 Last updated at 11:14 Mami Konneh Lahun, 24, from Sierra Leone, had been staying in Greenwich An elite runner failed to catch her flight home after going missing following the London Marathon. Mami Konneh Lahun was due to fly home on Monday but did not return ...

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April 15th, 2014

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VIDEO: Cleaning up Cairo’s waste system

Piles of rubbish and overflowing bins are a familiar sight on Egypt’s streets. However, in a new attempt to clean up Cairo, the government is turning back to its traditional rubbish collectors – the Zabaleen. Sally Nabil reports. Article source: ...

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April 15th, 2014

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Pistorius ‘heartbroken’ over body

15 April 2014 Last updated at 11:35 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. LIVE: Coverage of the murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial he was ...

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VIDEO: FDLR seeks peace talks with Rwanda

The FDLR, or so-called democratic forces for the liberation of Rwanda, has laid down its weapons and is seeking to negotiate with Rwanda, the group’s president claims. Major General Victor Byiringiro says he wants the country to become a “true democracy” ...

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April 15th, 2014

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VIDEO: Rwanda: From ministers to exiles

After the killing of more than 800,000 people in just 100 days in Rwanda in 1994, the United Nations created an international tribunal to try the suspected masterminds of the genocide. To date, the Arusha-based court has tried more than 70 people, and found 14 of them not ...

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April 15th, 2014

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VIDEO: Stalemate for SA’s platinum miners

South Africa’s platinum mines have been at a standstill for more than 10 weeks, as a dispute between workers and three of the largest producers of the metal, shows no sign of ending. The platinum companies have lost revenue – hundreds of millions of dollars ...

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April 15th, 2014

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VIDEO: Al-Jazeera trial dismissed as ‘joke’

Three Al-Jazeera journalists have denounced as a “joke” the latest hearing in their trial on terrorism charges in Egypt. On Thursday, prosecutors presented as evidence footage allegedly filmed by the defendants, including wildlife scenes and news conference. The ...

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More cross-questioning for Pistorius

15 April 2014 Last updated at 04:39 Oscar Pistorius faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of murder The cross-examination of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is due to resume for a fifth day at his trial in Pretoria. The prosecution has been challenging ...

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