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Dangote in Nigeria investment drive

8 May 2014 Last updated at 14:43 Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote has said that he will invest $2.3bn (£1.35bn) in sugar and rice production in the north of the country. Amid international concern about terrorism in the region – highlighted by the kidnap of more than

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ANC wins huge South Africa victory

8 May 2014 Last updated at 18:18 An ANC victory will give the party’s leader President Jacob Zuma a second five-year term in office The African National Congress (ANC) has won a commanding victory in South Africa’s general election, partial results show. With ...

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VIDEO: Bogus Mandela interpreter back in spotlight

The sign language interpreter accused of using fake hand signals at Nelson Mandela’s memorial has appeared in an advert, making light of the incident. Thamsanqa Jantjie stars in the commercial for a video-sharing app made by Tel-Aviv based company, Livelens. Speaking ...

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France to fight Sahel militants

8 May 2014 Last updated at 12:17 France initially sent 4,500 soldiers to Mali to recapture the north from Islamist rebels France will deploy 3,000 troops to fight militant Islamists across Africa’s vast Sahel region, the defence minister has said. The region was a ...

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Nigeria confirms market massacre

8 May 2014 Last updated at 11:28 Boko Haram insurgents are well-armed and often travel in convoy when launching an attack Nigeria’s government has confirmed that suspected Islamist insurgents attacked a town in the north-east, massacring civilians during a busy market ...

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ANC leads South Africa vote count

8 May 2014 Last updated at 11:23 Final results are not expected before Saturday to allow time to address any objections South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has taken an early lead in the general election, partial results show. With about 50% of ...

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Pistorius trial discusses last meal

8 May 2014 Last updated at 10:21 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Watch coverage of the murder trial of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius The 28th day of Oscar Pistorius’s trial is hearing evidence on when Reeva Steenkamp may have ...

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Nigeria kidnaps ‘a turning point’

8 May 2014 Last updated at 13:16 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Goodluck Jonathan: “I believe the kidnap of these girls will be the beginning of the end of terror in Nigeria” The abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by Boko ...

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Why is polio a public emergency?

6 May 2014 Last updated at 16:14 Article written by Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent More from Fergus Several target dates for eradicating polio worldwide have been missed At first glance it might seem odd for the spread of polio to be declared an international public ...

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Animal group tweaks S Africa poll ads

6 May 2014 Last updated at 15:06 By News from Elsewhere… …media reports from around the world, found by BBC Monitoring There’s been a last-minute twist to election posters around Durban, South Africa, on the eve of a general election – the candidates ...

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