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Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Image copyright AP Image caption Both migrants and police were reportedly hurt when a group stormed the fence ringing Ceuta Around 700 migrants have stormed a six-metre (20 ft) security fence that separates Morocco from Ceuta, a Spanish territory in North Africa. Police said

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February 17th, 2017

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Kenya denies mass mobile phone surveillance plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kenya has more than 30 million mobile phone subscribers Kenyan mobile phone firms have been ordered to install equipment to allow the telecommunications regulator to monitor activity on their networks. It means the Communications Authority ...

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February 17th, 2017

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Dickens Olewe: How Africa is struggling to cope with fake news

Image copyright STANDARD/BBC Image caption This fake news story was published in a satirical column called Crazy Monday At a time when fact-based reporting is increasingly being undermined by fake news, the BBC’s Dickens Olewe looks at the lessons for the media in ...

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February 17th, 2017

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is a lot of concern that many doctors are leaving the profession Kenya’s public hospitals are almost at a standstill as thousands of doctors and other medical staff nationwide continue to strike, demanding a pay rise and

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February 17th, 2017

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Caf Presidential challenger Ahmad outlines vision

Ahmad Ahmad, the man bidding to depose Issa Hayatou as president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), has unveiled his manifesto. The head of Madagascar’s FA is the sole challenger to the Cameroonian, who has led Caf since 1988. Central to Ahmad’s ...

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February 16th, 2017

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Nations Cup-winning coach Broos eyes South Africa job

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos has applied to coach South Africa just days after winning the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The Belgian, who masterminded the Cameroonians’ triumph 11 days ago, is one of over 60 applicants for the job. Several big names have applied, including ...

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February 16th, 2017

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Somalia faces ‘catastrophic’ famine if drought continues

16 February 2017 Last updated at 11:48 GMT Somalia has not had enough rain for three years. The country’s landscape has become littered with dead animals and there are warnings of a full-blown famine by June. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-38987137

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February 16th, 2017

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SA care home deaths: ‘No one understood their conditions’

Thousand of mentally ill patients were transferred into the care homes after the Gauteng Health Department cancelled its contract with private institution Life Esidimeni in 2015 to save costs. The mass transfers were made between March and June last year. Scores of deaths ...

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February 16th, 2017

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Angola VP Manuel Vicente ‘to face Portugal corruption charges’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Manuel Vicente was tipped by some to be Angola’s next president Portuguese state prosecutors are bringing corruption charges against Angola’s vice-president Manuel Vicente. The attorney-general’s office says that Mr Vicente

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February 16th, 2017

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Somalia faces ‘catastrophic’ famine if drought continues

16 February 2017 Last updated at 11:48 GMT Somalia has not had enough rain for three years. The country’s landscape has become littered with dead animals and there are warnings of a full-blown famine by June.

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February 16th, 2017

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