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Mandela songwriter given SA honour

24 April 2014 Last updated at 20:33 Jerry Dammers twice met Nelson Mandela on his visits to the UK The songwriter behind the anti-apartheid protest anthem Free Nelson Mandela is to receive an honour from the President of South Africa. Jerry Dammers will be given the Order of

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April 25th, 2014

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Deadly DR Congo stadium stampede

25 April 2014 Last updated at 11:21 King Kester Emeneya died in February following heart problems Several people have been crushed to death in a stampede at a tribute festival for Congolese singer King Kester Emeneya, officials say. He died in Paris earlier this year aged 57

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April 25th, 2014

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S Sudan frees ‘coup plot’ leaders

25 April 2014 Last updated at 11:29 The charges against the four politicians had carried the maximum sentence of death Four senior politicians accused over an alleged coup plot that sparked South Sudan’s civil war have been freed after the government dropped the ...

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April 25th, 2014

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VIDEO: Teacher tells of Boko Haram attack

The UN estimates more than 50,000 people have fled the violence in Nigeria and crossed into neighbouring Niger. Boko Haram’s Islamist militants have intensified their violent campaign, killing over 1,500 people since the start of this year alone, according to human ...

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April 24th, 2014

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Plane stowaway ‘going to Somalia’

24 April 2014 Last updated at 21:38 An airline spokeswoman said the teenager was “exceptionally lucky” to have survived the flight The father of a US teenager who stowed away in a wheel well on a flight to Hawaii has said his son was unhappy at school and trying ...

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April 24th, 2014

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Kenyan officials wrangle over status

24 April 2014 Last updated at 18:57 MPs recently stopped governors from flying the national flag on their cars Kenyan MPs are debating a proposal to make it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly at a state function. Those failing to use the correct honorific ...

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April 24th, 2014

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Renard plays down links to Morocco

Sochaux coach Herve Renard has distanced himself from reports he could become the next coach of Morocco. Morocco are seeking to install a permanent replacement for Rashid Taoussi, who was sacked last year. The Atlas Lions are believed to want 45-year-old Renard, who won the ...

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April 24th, 2014

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Sredojevic targets 2015 finals spot

Uganda coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is “optimistic” his side will qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Morocco. The Cranes narrowly missed out on reaching the 2013 tournament, losing on penalties to Zambia in the final qualifier ...

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April 24th, 2014

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VIDEO: Sudan hopes for bird-watching boost

The Al-Magran nature reserve in Khartoum has been a haven for migrating birds since 1945 – but many of the species found there are endangered because of hunting, environmental damage and farming. Now environmental campaigners in Sudan are hoping that promoting the ...

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April 24th, 2014

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VIDEO: Ethiopia’s Jewish community divided

As Jewish people around the world marked the festival of Passover, thousands of Jews living in northern Ethiopia, did not have much to celebrate. Many have been left disappointed by an Israeli government decision to end a 30-year-old programme that saw tens thousands of ...

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April 24th, 2014

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