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Latest update : 2013-09-24

Westgate Mall Crisis 'drawing to a close'

Kenyan security forces say the siege of a Nairobi shopping centre is drawing to a close. It's still unclear how many gunmen or hostages remain inside Westgate Mall. The Al Shabab militants who have claimed responsibility for the violence say they did not expect to make it out alive and warn this is revenge for Kenya's involvement in Somalia. Finally, we also look at why so many Rwandans and Burundians have recently felt or been compelled to leave Tanzania.

By Georja Calvin-Smith

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2014-10-22 Africa

Burkina Faso: Government seeks referendum

In Burkina Faso, the government's push for a referendum to extend the presidential term limit riles up the opposition. The death toll from the Ebola epidemic sweeping through...

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2014-10-20 Ebola

Exiled family returns to Somaliland

Unlike Somalia, Somaliland is largely peaceful and stable, but not internationally recognised as a nation. Our correspondents have met Sarah Halgan, a singer and aficionada of...

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2014-10-21 Africa

Central African Republic: Stability still a struggle ahead of 2015 elections

Calls for the departure of Central African Republic’s president continue as the troubled country battles to restore stability. We hear from Marie-Reine Hassen, a former foreign...

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2014-10-17 Africa

Nigeria: Reports of ceasefire between government and Boko Haram

There are conflicting reports over whether a ceasefire deal has been reached with Boko Haram, as well as an agreement to free 219 abducted schoolgirls. Meanwhile, in Cameroon,...

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2014-09-24 Africa

Algerian jihadists execute French hostage

An Algerian Islamist group has beheaded a French hiker kidnapped in Algeria on Sunday. Militants calling themselves the Caliphate Soldiers released a video of Hervé Gourdel's...

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