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Burundi law to limit church numbers

10 July 2014 Last updated at 11:21 Churches are often started in someone’s home, other congregations rent a building or erect a makeshift tent Burundi’s lower house of parliament has passed a bill intended to curb the country’s “proliferation of ...

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July 10th, 2014

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South Sudan economy ‘in intensive care’

10 July 2014 Last updated at 00:00 By James Copnall BBC South Sudan analyst A child plays on an anti-aircraft gun in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity State as war and famine stalk the land At night, the glow from the lights of the oil installations in Paloich cuts through ...

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July 10th, 2014

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‘Beat pirates with roads, not ships’

10 July 2014 Last updated at 01:53 Pirates have earned millions of dollars through hijackings Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says. Local elites and communities protect pirates because they lack an ...

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July 10th, 2014

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South Sudan economy in fragile state

10 July 2014 Last updated at 00:00 By James Copnall BBC South Sudan analyst A child plays on an anti-aircraft gun in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity State as war and famine stalk the land At night, the glow from the lights of the oil installations in Paloich cuts through ...

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July 10th, 2014

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‘Cut Somali piracy with development’

10 July 2014 Last updated at 01:53 Pirates have earned millions of dollars through hijackings Piracy off Somalia’s coast would fall sharply if the country’s economy was more developed, a study says. Local elites and communities in remote areas protect pirates ...

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July 10th, 2014

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Boka thrilled with Malaga switch

Ivory Coast international defender Arthur Boka is delighted with his move to Spanish side Malaga, who he joined from Stuttgart on Tuesday. The 31-year-old, who started all three of his country’s matches at the World Cup, has signed a two-year deal. He told the ...

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July 9th, 2014

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Egyptian bid to stop statue sale

8 July 2014 Last updated at 14:05 The limestone figure stands 30in (76cm) high Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry has challenged the sale of a 4,000-year-old statue by Northampton Borough Council. The Sekhemka statue of a priest – or court official – said to be ...

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July 9th, 2014

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Nigeria are suspended by Fifa

Nigeria have been suspended from all international football by Fifa amid allegations of government interference in its football federation. The ban means no Nigerian team – including club sides – can play internationally. Fifa had given Nigeria’s government

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July 9th, 2014

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South Sudan’s unhappy birthday

9 July 2014 Last updated at 10:16 By Hannah McNeish Juba Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Millions of families are living in South Sudan as refugees, Anne Soy reports The car-clogged tarmac and rising skylines in South Sudan’s capital, ...

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July 9th, 2014

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Ethiopia’s ‘most wanted’ arrested

9 July 2014 Last updated at 15:07 Andargachew Tsege, a UK national, leads the banned Ginbot 7 movement Ethiopia has confirmed it has arrested opposition leader Andargachew Tsege, who disappeared in Yemen last month. His UK-based wife Yemi Hailemariam told the BBC she was ...

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July 9th, 2014

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