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Egypt: Deadly risks, but female genital mutilation persists

12 May 2014 Last updated at 22:38 By Orla Guerin BBC News, Mansoura Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Suhair was a gifted 13-year-old when she died after undergoing female genital mutilation A doctor will stand trial for the first time in Egypt on

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May 13th, 2014

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VIDEO: A journey to Boko Haram territory

The Nigerian government is under increasing pressure to deal with Boko Haram militants who have been engaged in a violent campaign which has claimed thousands of lives since 2009. International attention has been focused on the group in recent weeks following the kidnap of ...

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VIDEO: Boko Haram chief makes video demand

Islamist militants Boko Haram have released a video apparently showing about 130 girls kidnapped from a school in northern Nigeria on 14 April. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau also appeared in the video and said the children would be held until all imprisoned militants had

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Nigeria rejects captive girls ‘swap’

13 May 2014 Last updated at 01:26 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. In the video, released by Boko Haram, its leader says the girls will be freed only if imprisoned militants are released Nigeria has insisted it will not agree to a request to free

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VIDEO: Nigeria kidnap: The scale of rescue

The governor of Nigeria’s Borno state says he has information on the whereabouts of about 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram. More countries have pledged their support, with France offering to hold a summit on Islamist militant group Boko Haram. BBC

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May 12th, 2014

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Caf expresses sorrow over deaths

The Confederation of African Football has expressed its “deep sorrow” after at least 15 people were killed in a stampede at a match in DR Congo. The trouble occurred at a Congolese league match between AS Vita Club and TP Mazembe at the Tata Raphael Stadium in ...

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South Sudan elections postponed

12 May 2014 Last updated at 16:46 President Salva Kiir (L) and rebel leader Riek Machar signed the deal in Ethiopia on Friday South Sudan has postponed presidential elections due next year to give government and rebel forces more time to achieve reconciliation, President ...

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VIDEO: New video released of Nigerian girls

New video claiming to show a number of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls has been released by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. The girls shown in the video are wearing full hijab. Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, said the girls had converted to Islam and ...

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Migrants drown as Libya boat sinks

12 May 2014 Last updated at 20:12 Many African migrants attempt to reach Europe via Libya At least 17 people died when a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank in waters between Libya and southern Italy, navy officials say. Some 200 others were rescued from the boat, which ...

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Dewani condition ‘has improved’

12 May 2014 Last updated at 10:41 Shrien Dewani denies any involvement in his wife’s murder The condition of extradited honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani has improved but he will remain in hospital, a South African court heard. Mr Dewani 34, from Bristol, is ...

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