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VIDEO: South Africa confronts violence issues

The Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa has grabbed headlines across the world. But in the country itself, where elections are taking place, it has forced some to face up to uncomfortable truths about issues such as domestic violence and people arming themselves in ...

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May 7th, 2014

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Somali children ‘at death’s door’

7 May 2014 Last updated at 16:49 Somalis have known little but crisis for 20 years More than 50,000 malnourished children in Somalia are at “death’s door” less than three years after a famine, a group of aid agencies has warned. In a report entitled Risk of

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May 7th, 2014

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VIDEO: Egypt artist who overcame expectations

Growing up in a poor village on the banks of the Nile in Upper Egypt, everyone assumed that Hassan Al-Shark would simply join the family business. Instead, he confounded expectations by starting the village’s first art school and going on to become one of Egypt’s

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May 7th, 2014

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Ghana must recall Mensah

Ghana need former captain John Mensah back in the side to provide leadership in defence, says former Black Star Samuel Osei Kuffour. Centre-back Mensah, 31, recently returned to club football in Slovakia with FC Nitra after a year out but a recurrence of a back injury has ...

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May 7th, 2014

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VIDEO: In 60 seconds: South Africa election

South Africans head to the polls on Wednesday as their country struggles through one of the worst political and economic crises since the end of apartheid 20 years ago. Under the leadership of the late Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress (ANC) won the ...

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May 7th, 2014

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South Africa in post-Mandela vote

7 May 2014 Last updated at 13:17 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Milton Nkosi takes a look inside one Soweto polling station and asks voters what matters to them South Africans are voting in general elections as the country marks 20 years since ...

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May 7th, 2014

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Nigeria reward to find schoolgirls

7 May 2014 Last updated at 13:37 Parents have had not word about the fate of their abducted daughters Nigeria’s police have offered a $300,000 (£177,000) cash reward to anyone who can help locate and rescue more than 200 abducted schoolgirls. They were kidnapped more ...

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South Africa’s economic challenges

6 May 2014 Last updated at 16:47 By Lerato Mbele Presenter, Africa Business Report Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Adrienne Murray reports on the part the economy may play in the South African election. South Africans go to the polls this week ...

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May 7th, 2014

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Will Nigeria’s abducted schoolgirls ever be found?

6 May 2014 Last updated at 20:05 By Farouk Chothia BBC Africa Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls from a boarding school in the northern town of Chibok on 14 April. An estimated 200 heavily armed militants arrived at night in 20 ...

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Letter from Africa: Signs of our times

7 May 2014 Last updated at 01:00 In our series of letters from African journalists, broadcaster and media trainer Joseph Warungu considers what public signs say about African societies. I recently stopped at a small restaurant in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, for a quick ...

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May 7th, 2014

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