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Kenyan ‘Liz’ gang rape trial begins

24 June 2014 Last updated at 11:12 Hundreds of people marched through Busia on Monday One of the six teenagers accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old girl in Kenya and dumping her in a pit latrine has gone on trial. The case led to widespread shock in Kenya and around the ...

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June 24th, 2014

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Sudan death row woman ‘re-arrested’

24 June 2014 Last updated at 13:55 Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to a baby daughter in prison A Sudanese woman freed from death row on Monday has been arrested with her family at Khartoum airport, sources have told the BBC. Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to hang in May for ...

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June 24th, 2014

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Peter Greste represents all journalists

23 June 2014 Last updated at 13:34 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter I first ran into journalist Peter Greste in a sandstorm in northern Afghanistan in 2001. We were both staying in the same crowded, shabby ...

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June 24th, 2014

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Oboabona gives Nigeria fitness boost

Nigeria defender Godfrey Oboabona says he is ready to return to training after an ankle injury. The 23-year-old missed the victory over Bosnia-Hercegovina after being taken off on a stretcher in his side’s World Cup opening game draw against Iran. “I am ready to ...

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June 24th, 2014

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Mexico fans cleared of ‘gay chants’

23 June 2014 Last updated at 17:47 Fifa said the incident in question “was not considered insulting in the specific context” Football’s world governing body Fifa has cleared Mexico of improper conduct charges after claims their fans used homophobic chants ...

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June 24th, 2014

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Reporters protest over Egypt rulings

24 June 2014 Last updated at 05:12 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Father Juris Greste: “We are devastated, shocked and dismayed at this finding” Hundreds of journalists are due to gather in London to protest against the seven-year ...

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June 24th, 2014

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‘Five killed’ in Kenya coast attack

24 June 2014 Last updated at 08:15 At least five people have been killed in attack on the Kenyan coast, close to the scene of raids last week in which more than 60 people died. Officials said an armed gang descended on the village of Witu, about 15km (9 miles) from the town ...

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June 24th, 2014

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AUDIO: Ghana beats: Wiyaala’s ‘war song’

Musician Wiyaala is a feisty young woman from northern Ghana, bursting with attitude and drive. She first grabbed the nation’s attention on a talent show, and later with raunchy videos. Featured in this month’s BBC World Service Global Beats programme, which ...

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June 24th, 2014

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Ghana FA chief to sue Daily Telegraph

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi is to sue the Daily Telegraph newspaper over its claim he agreed for the national team to play in matches others were preparing to fix. The allegations came after a joint undercover investigation by the paper and Channel 4

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June 24th, 2014

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VIDEO: ‘World Cup is only for elite’

Some members of Brazil’s African community, based just outside Brasilia where the national team play on Monday, have told the BBC the World Cup may as well be taking place on another continent. They are upset at the amount of money spent on hosting the tournament and ...

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June 24th, 2014

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