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Archaeologists discover three ancient tombs in Egypt

Image copyright AFP Image caption A sarcophagus from one of the three tombs found at burial grounds south of Cairo Archaeologists have discovered three tombs that date back around 2,000 years in southern Egypt. They were found in burial grounds in the Al-Kamin al-Sahrawi ...

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August 15th, 2017

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No sign of Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe in South Africa court

Image copyright Gabriella Engels Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has so far failed to appear in a South African court over an assault case despite officials saying she would do. South African police said in the late afternoon they did not know where Mrs Mugabe was. A ...

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August 15th, 2017

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Sierra Leone mudslides: Help needed urgently

Media captionSierra Leone mudslides: Rescue and recovery operation in Freetown Sierra Leone needs “urgent support” now for thousands of people hit by mudslides and massive flooding in the capital, the country’s president says. Ernest Bai Koroma said entire ...

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Galatasaray sign Algeria’s Sofiane Feghouli from West Ham

Sofiane Feghouli leaves West Ham after just one season at the English Premier League club. Galatasaray signed West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli on a five-year contract for US$5.01m, the Turkish club announced on Monday. The 27-year-old Algeria international spent one season ...

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August 15th, 2017

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South Africa: Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe accused of assault

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe, 52, is the Zimbabwean president’s second wife Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, is alleged to have attacked a 20-year-old model at a hotel in South Africa, local media there report. The woman accused Mrs ...

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August 15th, 2017

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Sierra Leone mudslides: Desperate dig for Freetown survivors

Image copyright EPA Image caption The search for survivors and bodies was due to start again on Tuesday morning The desperate dig for survivors is resuming in Sierra Leone’s capital, after mudslides and floods claimed the lives of more than 300 people. Their homes in ...

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August 15th, 2017

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Big nation, big losers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tosin Oke, 36, is the reigning African triple jump champion Nigeria failed to win a medal at this month’s World Athletics Championships – meaning Africa’s most populous nation has come home empty-handed from eight ...

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Gun rampage at Burkina Faso cafe kills 18

Media captionGunmen attacked customers outside a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou Gunmen have shot dead 18 people and injured others at a cafe in the centre of of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. At least eight foreigners and seven locals ...

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August 15th, 2017

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Deadly attack targets UN mission in Timbuktu, Mali

Image copyright Minusma/Marco Dormino Image caption UN troops have been trying to stabilise Mali since 2013 Gunmen have attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in the city of Timbuktu in northern Mali, killing seven people. Five of those who died were Malian security ...

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August 15th, 2017

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Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses

Image caption People may have been asleep when mudslides occurred More than 300 people have been killed in mudslides and flooding near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses ...

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August 15th, 2017

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