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Lupita Nyong’o joins Star Wars cast

2 June 2014 Last updated at 17:46 It is not known what role Lupita Nyong’o will play in the sci-fi saga Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, it has been announced. British actress Gwendoline ...

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June 3rd, 2014

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Staff leave Sierra Leone over Ebola

3 June 2014 Last updated at 08:02 The Ebola outbreak was first reported in Guinea and has spread in west Africa A British firm has evacuated “non-essential” personnel from Sierra Leone following an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The first company to go ...

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June 3rd, 2014

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‘Millions denied end-of-life drugs’

3 June 2014 Last updated at 00:29 By Tulip Mazumdar Global health reporter Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ugandan woman Betty Naiga: ‘My family hate looking at me and my tumour’ Lack of access to pain relief for dying patients is a ...

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June 3rd, 2014

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VIDEO: African art museum celebrates 50 years

It has been 50 years since the first museum dedicated to African art opened its doors in the US. It was founded by Warren Robbins, a career diplomat who had never visited the continent when he started his collection. But he strongly believed that appreciating the art of ...

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June 3rd, 2014

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Idrissou dropped from Cameroon squad

Mohamadou Idrissou is one of the five players to be dropped from Cameroon’s final squad for the World Cup. The 34-year-old Kaiserslautern striker has struggled in recent times and missed a penalty in a 2-1 friendly loss to Paraguay last week. Otherwise coach Volker ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Egyptians mock social media monitoring

2 June 2014 Last updated at 17:50 BBC Trending What’s popular and why The Egyptian government has announced a plan to monitor social media for potential terrorist activity – to the alarm many in the country. “We are being watched” ( #احنا_متراقبين) is

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June 2nd, 2014

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SA will not renew Igesund contract

South Africa’s football association says it will not renew the contract of national team coach Gordon Igesund when it expires at the end of August. Igesund was appointed two years ago but has had a succession of disappointments as coach of Bafana Bafana. He failed in ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Abuja bans rallies over seized girls

2 June 2014 Last updated at 21:32 The schoolgirls are believed to be held in a remote part of Borno state Nigerian police have banned public protests in the capital Abuja for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls seized by Islamist militants in April. Abuja police ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Egypt satirist’s TV show cancelled

2 June 2014 Last updated at 18:13 The satirist posed with his writers and producers as he announced the show would end after almost three years One of Egypt’s most popular TV satire shows has come to an end, its creator Bassem Youssef has announced. The satirist said ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Rape ‘routine’ in DR Congo prisons

2 June 2014 Last updated at 15:23 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Freedom From Torture says rape is being used to intimidate women Security officials “routinely” rape women in prisons in DR Congo as punishment for their political ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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