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Nigeria bombings toll ‘passes 100’

20 May 2014 Last updated at 22:12 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Will Ross: “For the last two years Jos has been fairly free of attacks” The bodies of at least 118 people have now been recovered from the sites of ...

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May 21st, 2014

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Ex-minister wins Guinea-Bissau poll

20 May 2014 Last updated at 18:51 Jose Mario Vaz, from the PAIGC party which led the country to independence, won 62% of the vote The presidential election in Guinea-Bissau has been won by Jose Mario Vaz after votes were counted from Sunday’s run-off, election ...

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May 21st, 2014

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Malawians vote in tight election

20 May 2014 Last updated at 17:46 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Voting is underway in Malawi as Nomsa Maseko reports Malawians have voted in a tight election, with President Joyce Banda facing three strong challengers. Mrs Banda came to power ...

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May 20th, 2014

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Kenya police clash with students

20 May 2014 Last updated at 15:49 Riot police entered the campus of the University of Nairobi and cracked down on rioting students Police in the Kenyan capital Nairobi have fought running battles with university students protesting about an increase in fees. A BBC reporter ...

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May 20th, 2014

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Donors pledge $600m in S Sudan aid

20 May 2014 Last updated at 16:58 The conflict in South Sudan has left people with little access to food Donors including the US and the UK have pledged more than $600m (£360m; 440m euros) in aid to South Sudan at a conference in Norway. The sum raised will go towards the ...

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May 20th, 2014

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Libya to hold elections amid chaos

20 May 2014 Last updated at 20:20 Sunday saw clashes around the parliament building in Tripoli Libya will hold parliamentary elections on 25 June, the election commission has said, amid fears that the country is descending into a civil war. Earlier, Libya’s embattled ...

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May 20th, 2014

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Dozens dead in Nigeria twin bombings

20 May 2014 Last updated at 21:10 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Will Ross: “For the last two years Jos has been fairly free of attacks” At least 46 people have been killed and dozens injured by two bomb explosions ...

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May 20th, 2014

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VIDEO: ‘Worst is yet to come’ for Libya

Political tensions are rising in Libya after the government accused renegade general Khalifia Haftar of planning a coup. Gen Haftar – whose fighters are called the “Libyan National Army” – has vowed to drive out Islamist militias that he says have ...

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May 20th, 2014

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VIDEO: Malawians voting in election

Malawians are voting in a tight election, with President Joyce Banda facing three strong challengers. Mrs Banda came to power two years ago after the sudden death of President Bingu wa Mutharika. Her reputation has been dented by a corruption scandal, known as Cashgate, ...

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May 20th, 2014

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VIDEO: What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder?

The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has ordered him to start daily tests on Monday to assess his mental state when he killed his girlfriend. Judge Thokozile Masipa told the South African athlete to attend Weskoppies psychiatric hospital in Pretoria as an outpatient for a ...

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May 20th, 2014

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