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Egyptian soldiers accused of killing unarmed Sinai men in leaked video

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Egypt’s military has been carrying out anti-terror operations in the Sinai peninsula for years A video has emerged which allegedly shows Egyptian soldiers shooting dead unarmed detainees in the northern Sinai region, where the

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April 21st, 2017

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Cameroon ends internet shutdown on orders of President Paul Biya

Image caption Businesses such as this one were badly hit by the internet ban Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been turned back on three months after they were cut off following protests. People were delighted when online access was restored

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April 21st, 2017

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Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Scores of people were watching the game in this viewing centre At least seven people have died after an electric cable fell on fans watching a Manchester United match on TV in Nigeria, police say. The high-tension cable fell on a crowded

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April 21st, 2017

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South Africa bus crash kills 20 children

Image copyright Twitter/ER24 Image caption The minibus was carrying children from primary and secondary schools Twenty children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services have said. The children died after the vehicle ...

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April 21st, 2017

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Africa’s top shots: 13-20 April 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Praise singers in traditional regalia dressed up on Good Friday for a church service in Johannesburg, South Africa… Image ...

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April 21st, 2017

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‘World’s heaviest woman’ loses half her weight

Eman Abd El Aty was unable to leave her home for 25 years and weighed 500kg. She lost 250kg (550lbs) after undergoing bariatric surgery at Mumbai’s Saifee hospital. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-39659699

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April 21st, 2017

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Cameroon’s President Paul Biya orders end to internet shutdown

Image caption North-West and South-West are Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been turned back on three months after they were cut off following protests. People were delighted when online access

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April 21st, 2017

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Super Falcon Osinachi Ohale relishing Swedish move

Osinachi Ohale has won the Women’s Africa Cup Nations three times with Nigeria Nigeria women’s international Osinachi Ohale is relishing the challenge of playing in the ‘highly competitive Swedish league. She has agreed a one-year deal with top-flight side ...

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April 20th, 2017

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Egypt ‘500kg woman’ loses half her weight after India surgery

Image copyright Saifee hospital Image caption Eman Abd El Aty now weighs 250kg, half of what she was believed to weigh when she arrived in Mumbai An Indian hospital treating an Egyptian woman, believed to have been the world’s heaviest woman, says she has lost 250kg ...

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April 20th, 2017

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Zimbabwe DNA tests ‘prove hunter was killed by a crocodile’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Nile crocodiles lurk almost totally submerged in the water as they lie in wait for passing prey DNA tests on the carcass of a crocodile shot in Zimbabwe have confirmed that it contains the remains of a missing South African

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April 20th, 2017

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