Africa

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    -    July 8, 2017

US lifts visa restrictions on Gambian robotics students

Gambian students who were twice denied visas to travel to the US for a robotics competition are celebrating after permission was g...

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    -    June 24, 2017

American man remanded in Lagos for defrauding Nigerians

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday remanded an American citizen, Marco Ramirez, at Kirikiri Maximum Prison for allegedly defrauding t...

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    -    June 19, 2017

Mali attack: Two EU staff killed at tourist resort

Two EU staff were killed when gunmen stormed a tourist resort in Mali on Sunday, the bloc’s foreign affairs chief has said. ...

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    -    June 19, 2017

‘Half’ Nigeria food aid for Boko Haram victims not delivered

Up to half the food aid meant for people who have fled Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency has reportedly not been delivered, the ...

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    -    June 19, 2017

Somali soldier who killed minister Siraji gets death sentence

The Somali soldier who shot dead the country’s youngest-ever cabinet minister last month has been sentenced to death by firi...

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    -    June 12, 2017

Gaddafi’s son Saif freed in Libya

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, second son of the late deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, has been freed from jail under an amnesty...

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    -    June 12, 2017

South African girl on murder charge for killing ‘would-be rapist’

A 17-year-old girl, who handed herself in to South African police, is expected to appear in court, accused of murder, after killin...

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    -    June 12, 2017

Pope demands Nigerian priests’ obedience over Ahiara bishop

Pope Francis has told a group of Nigerian priests to pledge obedience to him or face suspension from the church. The row is over t...

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    -    June 8, 2017

Bald men under ritual attack in Mozambique

Bald men in Mozambique could be targets of ritual attacks, police have warned, after the recent killing of five men for their body...

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    -    June 8, 2017

South Africa: 10,000 Knysna residents evacuated amid fire

Up to 10,000 people have been evacuated from a scenic coastal town in South Africa that has been devastated by wildfires, official...

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