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Will Nigeria’s abducted schoolgirls ever be found?

6 May 2014 Last updated at 20:05 By Farouk Chothia BBC Africa Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls from a boarding school in the northern town of Chibok on 14 April. An estimated 200 heavily armed militants arrived at night in 20 ...

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May 7th, 2014

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Letter from Africa: Signs of our times

7 May 2014 Last updated at 01:00 In our series of letters from African journalists, broadcaster and media trainer Joseph Warungu considers what public signs say about African societies. I recently stopped at a small restaurant in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, for a quick ...

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May 7th, 2014

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Appou wants to continue playing

Having surpassed Cameroon legend Roger Milla to become Africa’s oldest international player, Mauritius striker Kersley Appou is showing no signs of slowing down. Last month Appou set the new record when, aged 43 years and 354 days, he played in a 2015 Africa Cup of ...

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May 7th, 2014

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South Africa holds general election

7 May 2014 Last updated at 07:20 More than 22,000 polling stations have been set up across South Africa Polls have opened in South Africa’s fifth general election since the end of apartheid 20 years ago. The governing African National Congress (ANC) is tipped to win, ...

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May 7th, 2014

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VIDEO: Security tight ahead of SA poll

Thousands of police officers and soldiers have been deployed in some townships as South Africans prepare to head to the polls on Wednesday. The areas have been identified as hotspots, where possible violence could erupt amid widespread discontent over economic and political ...

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May 7th, 2014

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Ameobi in provisional Nigeria squad

Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie and Newcastle forward Shola Ameobi are in Nigeria’s provisional 30-man World Cup squad for Brazil 2014. Odemwingie has been recalled to the Super Eagles after ending his feud with coach Stephen Keshi. The pair fell out after Odemwingie ...

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May 7th, 2014

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South Sudan rivals ‘will meet’

6 May 2014 Last updated at 21:06 Ban Ki-moon said the two leaders must heal the wounds they had opened A face-to-face meeting between South Sudan’s rival politicians is likely to take place on Friday in Ethiopia, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said. Both President Salva Kiir

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May 7th, 2014

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‘Many die’ drinking Kenya moonshine

6 May 2014 Last updated at 22:05 More than 60 people are reported to have died in Kenya after drinking homemade alcohol believed to have been laced with industrial chemicals. Dozens of others are said to have been blinded since Sunday after drinking the illicit brew in four ...

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May 7th, 2014

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US joins hunt for Nigerian girls

7 May 2014 Last updated at 01:24 Families of the missing girls say the Nigerian government’s response has been too slow A team of US experts has been sent to Nigeria to help find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. ...

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May 7th, 2014

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VIDEO: Boko Haram ‘ideologically bankrupt’

There is no point trying to negotiate with Boko Haram militants, as they are “ideologically bankrupt” and must be defeated, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said. His comments came as the leader of the Islamist group threatened to “sell” more ...

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May 6th, 2014

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