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Mali country profile

1 October 2013 Last updated at 14:00 The landlocked West African country of Mali – one of the poorest in the world – experienced rapid economic growth after the 1990s, coupled with a flourishing democracy and relative social stability. This all hung in the ...

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April 19th, 2014

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VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp

South Sudan’s government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack. Almost 5,000 civilians were sheltering at the camp in Bor when armed youths broke through the gates and opened fire. Bor has been ...

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April 19th, 2014

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Madagascar country profile

28 January 2014 Last updated at 10:13 Madagascar is the world’s fourth biggest island after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. Because of its isolation most of its mammals, half its birds, and most of its plants exist nowhere else on earth. The island is heavily exposed

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April 19th, 2014

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Malawi country profile

19 March 2014 Last updated at 11:12 Malawi, a largely agricultural country, is making efforts to overcome decades of underdevelopment and the more recent impact of a growing HIV-Aids problem. For the first 30 years of independence it was run by the authoritarian and quixotic

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April 19th, 2014

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I deserve more recognition

Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players in the world because he is from Africa. Toure, 30, has 22 goals this season, helping City to win the League Cup and challenge for the Premier League title. “To be ...

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April 19th, 2014

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Libya country profile

18 March 2014 Last updated at 12:03 Libya, a mostly desert and oil-rich country on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea with an ancient history, has more recently been renowned for the 42-year rule of the mercurial Col Muammar Gaddafi. In 2011, the colonel’s ...

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April 19th, 2014

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UN outrage at South Sudan attack

19 April 2014 Last updated at 02:35 South Korean peacekeepers were among those who acted to protect the base The UN has expressed outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could “constitute a war crime”. Thursday’s attack by ...

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April 19th, 2014

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Liberia profile

11 October 2013 Last updated at 12:31 Liberia is Africa’s oldest republic, but it became better known in the 1990s for its long-running, ruinous civil war and its role in a rebellion in neighbouring Sierra Leone. Although founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves,

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April 18th, 2014

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Ivory Coast profile

15 January 2014 Last updated at 17:34 Once hailed as a model of stability, during the first decade of the twenty-first century Ivory Coast slipped into the kind of internal strife that has plagued so many African countries. An armed rebellion in 2002 split the nation in two.

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April 18th, 2014

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Kenya country profile

10 September 2013 Last updated at 12:03 Situated on the equator on Africa’s east coast, Kenya has been described as “the cradle of humanity”. In the Great Rift Valley palaeontologists have discovered some of the earliest evidence of man’s ancestors. ...

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April 18th, 2014

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