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South Sudan treason charges dropped

24 April 2014 Last updated at 17:39 Pagan Amum was once a staunch ally of the president South Sudan is withdrawing the case against four top politicians accused of treason that triggered the civil war, the justice minister has said. The four, who include a former leader of ...

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April 24th, 2014

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Moroccan Jew asks to join Islamists

23 April 2014 Last updated at 10:11 By News from Elsewhere… …media reports from around the world, found by BBC Monitoring A Jewish lawyer in Morocco is challenging the country’s political establishment by asking to join an Islamist party, it is reported. ...

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April 24th, 2014

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VIDEO: Film features plight of African park

Last week Emmanuel de Merode was ambushed and shot in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he serves as chief warden of the Virunga National Park. He was badly wounded but he is recovering. The incident highlights the dangers at large in the park where efforts have to be ...

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April 24th, 2014

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VIDEO: What is ‘beauty’ in Africa?

As Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o is named the world’s most beautiful person by People magazine a new documentary explores the beauty debate from an African perspective. Through a collection of personal and group interviews the film explores issues like hair, ...

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April 24th, 2014

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Nigeria rapist to be stoned to death

24 April 2014 Last updated at 10:05 An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has sentenced a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV. Ubale Sa’idu Dotsa admitted raping the girl but said he had incited by the Devil, reports the AP ...

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April 24th, 2014

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Lupita Nyong’o named most beautiful

24 April 2014 Last updated at 10:07 Lupita Nyong’o says she is “happy for all the girls” Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, 31, has been named the world’s most beautiful person for 2014 by People magazine. She said she “never ...

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April 24th, 2014

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VIDEO: Deadly car bomb strikes Nairobi

A car bomb has exploded outside a police station in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, killing four people. Police were taking the occupants of the car in for questioning in the Pangani neighbourhood when it exploded, Two of the people killed were police officers. Ciara ...

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April 24th, 2014

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I caught Ebola in Guinea and survived

24 April 2014 Last updated at 02:45 The number of people who have contracted the Ebola virus in Guinea, according to the World Health Organization, has risen to 208 – and 136 of them have died. About half of these cases have been confirmed in a laboratory – ...

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April 24th, 2014

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S Sudan president sacks army chief

24 April 2014 Last updated at 05:28 No official reason was given for the removal of Gen James Hoth Mai South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has sacked the head of the army. A decree read out on state television announced that Gen James Hoth Mai would be removed with ...

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April 24th, 2014

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VIDEO: Horror of S Sudan massacre filmed

WARNING: This report contains extremely graphic images from the start. The White House has strongly condemned the massacre of civilians in South Sudan calling it a betrayal of the people by their leaders. Rebels have denied a UN report that they killed hundreds of civilians ...

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April 23rd, 2014

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