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Somalia’s security chiefs sacked

9 July 2014 Last updated at 12:49 One of the attackers blew himself up in a car at the gates Somalia’s police and intelligence chiefs have been sacked following militant Islamist group al-Shabab’s assault on the presidential palace, a government minister has ...

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July 9th, 2014

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VIDEO: Registering S Sudan refugees in Ethiopia

Three years since achieving independence, the people of South Sudan do not have much to celebrate. The ongoing fighting in Africa’s newest country is causing thousands of mainly Nuer people to flee into neighbouring Ethiopia. The UNHCR says they have received well over

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July 9th, 2014

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Lessons in girl power in Ghana’s schools

9 July 2014 Last updated at 00:39 By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent Mataheko school: Schools take part in interactive lessons directed from a studio in Accra There are women walking through Accra’s crowded streets performing remarkable balancing acts. ...

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July 9th, 2014

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Sudan’s great survivor: Bashir’s 25 years in power

8 July 2014 Last updated at 09:57 By James Copnall Former BBC Sudan correspondent When Omar al-Bashir seized power in Sudan in a bloodless coup in June 1989, he was a relatively unknown army officer – now he is famous, or infamous, all around the world. He has ruled ...

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July 9th, 2014

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The Smelly One meets Baggy Eyes

8 July 2014 Last updated at 11:20 By BBC Trending What’s popular and why There are thousands of people tweeting using the hashtag #SomaliNicknames. What’s all the fuss about? Somalis love nicknames. And their nicknames are – to put it bluntly – pretty

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July 9th, 2014

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How did Oscar Pistorius’ defence fare?

8 July 2014 Last updated at 17:05 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter Judge Thokozile Masipa stood up, bowed and walked stiffly out of courtroom GD; minutes later South African athlete Oscar Pistorius slipped away ...

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July 8th, 2014

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Ivory Coast widen net for new coach

The Federation of Ivorian Football (FIF) has invited interested candidates to apply to become the new head coach of the national team. Last week Italian Giovanni Trapattoni told an Italian radio station that he was in talks over the job . But the FIF has announced it will be

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July 8th, 2014

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Ebola deaths up by 25 in West Africa

8 July 2014 Last updated at 16:46 A WHO statement said that Sierra Leone accounted for 14 deaths and 34 of the 50 new cases Health officials in West Africa say 25 more people have died from Ebola since 3 July, taking the total number of deaths to 518. The World Health ...

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July 8th, 2014

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VIDEO: Call to improve pensions in Africa

Many people across Africa have contributed to pension schemes for several years to provide the assurance of comfort when their working life is over. But it is common for elderly people to face problems accessing their pension fund when the time finally comes for them to use ...

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July 8th, 2014

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Somali militants attack palace

8 July 2014 Last updated at 20:27 The presidential palace also came under attack from al-Shabab militants in February Islamist al-Shabab militants have attacked the presidential palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and entered the heavily fortified compound. An al-Shabab

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July 8th, 2014

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