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Letter from Africa: Celebrating in style

23 April 2014 Last updated at 18:39 Pentecostal worshippers can be very loud In our series of letters from African journalists, writer Elizabeth Ohene looks at how the Easter festivities reveal the eclectic mix of Ghanaian celebrations. Of all the public holidays in Ghana, ...

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April 23rd, 2014

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Deadly car bomb strikes Nairobi

23 April 2014 Last updated at 21:46 The bomb went off outside Pangani police station 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 ...

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April 23rd, 2014

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VIDEO: My friend Robert Mugabe

Journalist Wilf Mbanga was once a close friend of Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe rose to prominence as the leader of ZANU, one of the armed movements fighting a guerrilla war against white minority rule in Rhodesia. In 1980, Robert Mugabe won historic elections ...

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April 23rd, 2014

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SA row over ‘banned’ Malema advert

23 April 2014 Last updated at 13:29 Julius Malema was once a close ally of President Jacob Zuma, but launched his own party in July last year South Africa’s public broadcaster has said it refused to broadcast a campaign message from the Economic Freedom Front (EFF) as ...

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April 23rd, 2014

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Three children found dead in London

23 April 2014 Last updated at 18:10 The children’s father is understood locally to be called Gary Clarence A woman believed to be the mother of three children found dead at a south-west London home has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Officers were called to a ...

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April 23rd, 2014

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DR Congo train in deadly derailment

23 April 2014 Last updated at 17:18 People often catch lifts on freight trains in DR Congo At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train derailed in Katanga in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials have said. It was overloaded with passengers, ...

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April 23rd, 2014

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Sinkala keen to stay on at Sochaux

Zambia midfielder Nathan Sinkala hopes to stay at Sochaux beyond the end of his loan from TP Mazembe. The 22-year-old joined the French side in January and is due to return to the Democratic Republic of Congo at the end of the season. “I’d love to stay with ...

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April 23rd, 2014

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Is South Africa ready for mixed-race love?

23 April 2014 Last updated at 00:44 Mpho Lakaje, his wife Daniela and son Mpho jnr Under apartheid inter-racial relationships were banned in South Africa. Journalist Mpho Lakaje, who is married to a white woman, reflects on how the country has changed in the 20 years since ...

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April 23rd, 2014

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S Sudan attacks ‘an abomination’

23 April 2014 Last updated at 11:49 Rebel fighters remain in control of Bentiu, capital of the oil-rich Unity State The massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan is an “abomination” and a betrayal of the people by their leaders, the White House has said. ...

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April 23rd, 2014

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Jew asks to join Islamist party

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 23rd, 2014

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