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Clerics killing sparks Kenya riots

2 June 2014 Last updated at 13:19 Kenyan police have fired tear gas to disperse rioters angry at the killing of two clerics accused of belonging to Islamist group al-Shabab. Police said the Muslim clerics were armed with guns and hand grenades. The protesters in the ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Malawi leader offers olive branch

2 June 2014 Last updated at 16:21 Peter Mutharika is the brother of a former president Malawi’s newly elected President Peter Mutharika has said he is offering an “olive branch” to ex-leader Joyce Banda after winning disputed elections. He was addressing ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Qatar bid probe nears conclusion

Fifa investigator and New York lawyer Michael Garcia plans to complete his probe of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process by 9 June. New allegations of corruption surrounding the 2022 tournament in Qatar surfaced on Sunday. Garcia met Qatari officials on Monday and ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Libya clashes: 18 killed in Benghazi

2 June 2014 Last updated at 15:51 Forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar carried out air strikes in Benghazi on Sunday At least 18 people have been killed in intense fighting in eastern Libya, medics say. The fighting started when Ansar al-Sharia militants attacked ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Investigator to meet Qatar officials

Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will meet Fifa investigator Michael Garcia on Monday amid growing calls for the Gulf state to be stripped of the right to hold the tournament. The Sunday Times reported that payments of millions of pounds were made to officials who ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Eto’o helps Cameroon to Germany draw

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s late equaliser earned Cameroon a 2-2 draw in a friendly in Germany. Samuel Eto’o opened the scoring just after the hour when he turned in from Choupo-Moting’s pass. Thomas Muller headed in Jerome Boateng’s cross to equalise ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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VIDEO: Rape ‘routinely’ used in DRC prisons

A UK based charity is warning that rape is being routinely used in state prisons across the Democratic Republic of Congo as a means of torturing women who are politically active. Research by the organisation Freedom from Torture found that more than half of the women ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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VIDEO: Improving education in Nigeria

The Islamist group, Boko Haram’s campaign of violence has forced the closure of many schools in Nigeria. More than 200 school girls are still in captivity, seven weeks after being abducted. But even before this violence, literacy rates were extremely low in the north ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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How Nigeria schools fight Boko Haram

2 June 2014 Last updated at 01:06 By Will Ross BBC News, Kano Some Islamic schools in Kano have begun incorporating Western education into the curriculum For Muslim children in northern Nigeria, memorising and reciting the holy Koran is an integral part of growing up. Down ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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In the elephants’ graveyard

2 June 2014 Last updated at 00:24 By Natasha Breed Kenya A rise in the demand for ivory has led to poachers illegally killing thousands of elephants every year – and despite the use of GPS tracking systems, rangers are finding it increasingly difficult to protect the ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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