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VIDEO: Mother walks 60 miles for food

Aid agencies predict four million people in South Sudan are about to face critical food shortages because farming has been disrupted by ethnic violence. Thousands have now died in the conflict that started as a political dispute between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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Pistorius ‘has disability anxiety’

3 July 2014 Last updated at 10:06 Oscar Pistorius having his tie adjusted by his uncle Arnold in court on Thursday South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius has been greatly affected by his disability, a sports doctor has told his murder trial. Wayne Derman told the court

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July 3rd, 2014

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Al-Shabab assassinates Somali MP

3 July 2014 Last updated at 11:01 Al-Shabab, which wants an Islamic state in Somalia, held the strategic town of Bulo-burde until March Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has shot dead a prominent MP in the capital, Mogadishu. Ahmed Mohamud Hayd was ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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Togo’s Ayite joins French club Bastia

Togo international winger Floyd Ayite has signed a three-year deal with French Ligue 1 side Bastia. The 25-year-old makes the switch following the expiration of his contract with Reims. Ayite had been linked to a number of English clubs but opted to work under former France ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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Burkina Faso’s French knicker-makers

2 July 2014 Last updated at 00:08 By Alex Duval Smith Ouagadougou Burkinabe tailor Oscar Dao raises the presser foot of his sewing machine, severs the white thread and carefully slides out a pair of dainty, pink lady’s underpants. “It is a real pleasure making ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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South Sudan in pictures: Threat of famine

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July 3rd, 2014

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VIDEO: The Masai 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 3rd, 2014

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Ghana to have pre-World Cup contracts

Ghana will have contracts with players at future international tournaments to avoid the problems encountered at the 2014 World Cup over bonus payments. The players took strike action because they had not been paid prior to Brazil 2014, resulting in $3m (£1.74m) in cash flown

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July 3rd, 2014

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Appiah to tighten player discipline

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed he is to introduce a tougher code of conduct for the national team’s players following events at the World Cup. Appiah sent Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng home early from the tournament in Brazil for physical and verbal ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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AUDIO: Nigeria ‘aims to better school security’

Nigeria’s new Safe Schools Initiative will look to give parents more confidence in putting their children back into education, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said. The Nigerian finance minister said that in the troubled states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa children have not ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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