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US ‘outrage’ at Nigeria abductions

6 May 2014 Last updated at 02:14 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. White House spokesman Jay Carney: “We view what has happened as an outrage” The US says it considers the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist ...

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May 6th, 2014

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VIDEO: Government troops retreat in S Sudan

South Sudan troops trying to recapture the oil hub of Bentiu from rebels have been forced back amid heavy gunfire. The BBC’s Alastair Leithead, who is in the UN compound on the outskirts, saw a contingent of troops in retreat. Article source: ...

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VIDEO: Rare jungle cat attack filmed

Footage courtesy of Chester Zoo/Gashaka Biodiversity Project. Camera traps set up to monitor chimpanzees in Nigeria’s Gashaka Gumti National Park have captured rare footage of the elusive African golden cat attacking a pangolin. Scott Wilson, Head of Field Conservation

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Migrant dreams turn into Sahara sex work

6 May 2014 Last updated at 01:06 Thousands of African migrants are stuck in the Nigerien town of Agadez – the gateway to the Sahara – as they battle to fulfil their dream of reaching Europe. The BBC’s Thomas Fessy met some of them during a visit to the ...

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South Africa’s struggle veterans hope for new lives

6 May 2014 Last updated at 01:18 By Pumza Fihlani BBC News, Thokoza Thokoza was one of the main battle-grounds between the ANC and the IFP A solemn memorial stands in the heart of Thokoza, a township south of Johannesburg that was the scene of violent clashes in the run-up ...

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Sisi vows Brotherhood ‘won’t exist’

6 May 2014 Last updated at 00:00 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is widely expected to win the presidential election on 26-27 May Egyptian presidential favourite and former army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed that the ...

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May 6th, 2014

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VIDEO: ‘Agony’ over missing Nigerian daughters

Parents of the schoolgirls who have been abducted in Nigeria have spoken of their pain as they wait for news of their missing daughters. More than 200 girls were abducted three weeks ago from their school in Borno state by suspected Islamist militants. President Goodluck ...

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May 5th, 2014

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Suarez is FWA Player of the Year

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been named Player of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association. The Uruguayan, 27, has scored 30 Premier League goals for a team chasing their first title since 1990. Suarez took 52% of the vote, with team-mate Steven Gerrard ...

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Boko Haram ‘to sell’ abducted girls

5 May 2014 Last updated at 18:53 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Tomi Oladipo says it is not clear from the video what the fate of the abducted girls is Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram has threatened to ...

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Congo rape trial clears many troops

5 May 2014 Last updated at 16:23 A mass trial of 39 soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended with two convicted of rape and 13 others cleared. The remaining men were convicted of lesser crimes. Lawyers for the victims called the ruling an “insult”. ...

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