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Comoros country profile

26 June 2013 Last updated at 11:38 Potentially a holiday paradise with picture-postcard beaches, the Comoros islands are trying to consolidate political stability amid tensions between semi-autonomous islands and the central government. A history of political violence has ...

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April 17th, 2014

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VIDEO: Pistorius trial shown prosthetic leg

Forensics expert, Roger Dixon, resumed his testimony on Thursday during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius. He was shown the prosthetic leg belonging to Mr Pistorius, which the athlete had allegedly used to kick the bathroom door. A portion of the prosthesis had been cut ...

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April 17th, 2014

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Chad profile

15 January 2014 Last updated at 15:34 A largely semi-desert country, Chad is rich in gold and uranium and stands to benefit from its recently-acquired status as an oil-exporting state. However, Africa’s fifth-largest nation suffers from inadequate infrastructure and ...

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April 17th, 2014

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Parents seek Nigeria kidnap girls

17 April 2014 Last updated at 16:59 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Will Ross reports on the abduction of dozens of teenager girls in Nigeria The parents of some of the girls abducted from a school in north-east Nigeria have headed into the ...

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April 17th, 2014

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Senegal’s Karim Wade ‘to face trial’

17 April 2014 Last updated at 17:26 Karim Wade has been in prison for about a year A Senegalese court has ruled that Karim Wade, the son of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade, should stand trial on corruption charges, an official has said. He was arrested in April 2013 following ...

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April 17th, 2014

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Africa in pictures: 4 April-10 April 2014

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April 17th, 2014

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Central African Republic profile

19 March 2014 Last updated at 09:07 The Central African Republic (CAR) has been unstable since its independence from France in 1960 and is one of the least-developed countries in the world. It has endured several coups and a notorious period under a self-declared emperor, ...

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April 17th, 2014

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Pistorius forensic tests challenged

17 April 2014 Last updated at 11:34 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. LIVE: Coverage of the murder trial of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius Forensic tests carried out by an expert for Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial are being ...

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April 17th, 2014

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Algeria votes on Bouteflika’s future

17 April 2014 Last updated at 09:42 Polls have opened in Algeria where incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth term in office. The 77-year-old leader has rarely appeared in public since suffering a stroke last year and has not campaigned personally ahead

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April 17th, 2014

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Guinea-Bissau run-off to pick leader

17 April 2014 Last updated at 11:29 In total 13 candidates competed for the presidency No candidate has secured an outright victory in Sunday’s presidential election in Guinea-Bissau, the electoral commission has said. A run-off vote between the top two contenders will

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April 17th, 2014

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