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Senegal Prime Minister Toure sacked

4 July 2014 Last updated at 23:39 Aminata Toure was less than a year in office Senegalese Prime Minister Aminata Toure has been sacked after her ruling party’s poor results in local elections last Sunday. Local officials said President Macky Sall had asked Ms Toure to ...

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July 5th, 2014

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VIDEO: ‘Emotional’ to see our son in jail

Lois and Juris Greste have described their ”extremely emotional” visit to a prison in Cairo to see their son, Peter. Peter Greste was one of three al-Jazeera journalists to be sentenced to seven years in jail in Egypt, after being found guilty of spreading false ...

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July 4th, 2014

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VIDEO: Pistorius trial – 2 July

Oscar Pistorius has post-traumatic stress disorder and could be a suicide risk, according to a psychologist’s report submitted at his murder trial. Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria. He denies murder, saying he killed her by ...

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July 4th, 2014

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Nigeria arrests ‘Boko Haram women’

4 July 2014 Last updated at 16:25 One of the arrested women, named as Hafsat Usman Bako, is said to be the widow of a Boko Haram fighter Three women have been arrested in Nigeria for recruiting female members for the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, the country’s ...

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July 4th, 2014

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Ethiopian ‘extradited’ to death row

4 July 2014 Last updated at 19:33 An Ethiopian opposition leader, who was sentenced to death while in exile for plotting a coup, has been extradited from Yemen to Ethiopia, his group says. Andargachew Tsege, who is also a British national, is secretary-general of the banned ...

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July 4th, 2014

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Nigeria hospital frees atheist

4 July 2014 Last updated at 16:16 Mubarak Bala contacted activists from inside hospital using a phone until it was confiscated A Nigerian man detained in a hospital psychiatric ward because he did not believe in God has been freed. Mubarak Bala was released because of a ...

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July 4th, 2014

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VIDEO: The Maasai who insist on cutting their girls

The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), where women’s genitals are altered or injured for non-medical reasons, is rife in parts of Africa. Dangers include severe bleeding, problems urinating, infections, infertility and increased risk of newborn deaths in ...

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July 4th, 2014

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VIDEO: Africa collaborates to tackle Ebola

Health ministers from West African countries have adopted a common strategy to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak. After an emergency meeting in Ghana ministers promised better collaboration across the region to contain the virus. Grainne Harrington reports. Article source: ...

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July 4th, 2014

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VIDEO: Pistorius ‘suffers high anxiety levels’

Oscar Pistorius has been greatly affected by his disability, a sports doctor has told his murder trial in Pretoria. Defence witness Wayne Derman told the court that the double amputee suffered “significant stress and anxiety”. Mr Pistorius says he shot his ...

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July 4th, 2014

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Nigeria ‘atheist freed by hospital’

4 July 2014 Last updated at 11:09 Mubarak Bala was able to contact activists from inside hospital using a phone until it was confiscated A Nigerian man detained in a hospital psychiatric ward because he did not believe in God has been freed, a humanist charity has said. ...

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July 4th, 2014

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