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VIDEO: Nigeria kidnappings spark outcry

The United States and Britain have condemned the abduction of more than 230 Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamist group, Boko Haram, three weeks ago. Their comments came as the leader of the group threatened to “sell” the girls seized from their school, in on 14 ...

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May 6th, 2014

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In pictures: Kenya’s traditional brewers

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May 6th, 2014

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Eight more Nigerian girls abducted

6 May 2014 Last updated at 18:37 Abubakar Shekau leads the Islamist group, which has killed thousands in northern Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped eight more girls in northeastern Nigeria. The latest kidnapping happened on Sunday night in the village of ...

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South Sudan rivals ‘to meet Friday’

6 May 2014 Last updated at 18:15 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 6th, 2014

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China media: Africa ties

5 May 2014 Last updated at 08:18 Premier Li Keqiang (left) met his Ethiopian counterpart Hailemariam Desalegn on Sunday Papers shine a spotlight on China-Africa ties as Premier Li Keqiang visits the continent. Mr Li reached Ethiopia on Sunday in the first leg of his ...

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Pistorius neighbours ‘heard man cry’

6 May 2014 Last updated at 12:23 Oscar Pistorius’ defence lawyer Barry Roux (r) suggested he could wrap up the defence case within a week Three of Oscar Pistorius’ nearest neighbours said they heard a man crying loudly on the night the athlete shot his ...

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May 6th, 2014

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VIDEO: Crossing the Sahara to reach Europe

Tens of thousands of west African migrants risk their lives every year in search of a better life in Europe. They attempt the perilous journey across the Sahara to the north coast of Africa, risking dying of thirst or being sold to militia for money. The town of Agadez in ...

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May 6th, 2014

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Has the ANC done enough to stay in power?

5 May 2014 Last updated at 14:56 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter Election campaigns are exhausting things. But Mmusi Maimane seemed to be wrestling with more than the usual sore throat, as he considered the ...

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Why white South Africans are coming home

3 May 2014 Last updated at 01:05 Many have felt the tug of South Africa and returned home Hundreds of thousands of whites left South Africa following the ANC’s landslide election victory in 1994. Twenty years on, the exodus shows signs of slowing, even reversing. Jane ...

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VIDEO: US ‘outrage’ at Nigeria kidnappings

The United States has condemned the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist militants as an “outrage”. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Monday that President Obama had been briefed several times on the matter. He said that ...

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May 6th, 2014

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