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Latest update : 2014-04-23

Mali: Jihadist group announces death of french hostage

One of Mali's most notorious jihadist groups has annouced the death of a french hostage declaring that he was killed because France is the enemy. 62 year old Gilberto Rodrigues Leal was kidnapped in November 2012 near the western town of kayes as he was driving from Mauritania.

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2014-09-17 Chad

Nigeria attack: Bomb blast in college in Kano

At least 13 students were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday. One blast went off in a lecture hall at the Federal...

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2014-09-17 Ebola

Ebola virus: US to send 3,000 troops to West Africa

The Ebola epidemic sweeping through West Africa is taking Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to the brink of collapse, warns the UN. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama unveils a...

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2014-09-08 Kenya

Homosexuality in Africa: Kenyan movie debuts at Toronto Film Festival

Around a dozen people are killed in Somalia in bomb attacks claimed by Al Shabaab; this after the militants' leader was killed in a US drone strike last week. A parish in Burundi...

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2014-09-15 Libya

Central African Republic: UN takes over country's peacekeeping

As the UN takes over international peacekeeping troops trying to stem violence in Central African Republic, Georja Calvin-Smith speaks to the head of the new MINUSCA force in...

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2014-09-12 Boko Haram

Oscar Pistorius trial: Sprinter convicted of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius is convicted of culpable homicide over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Her family says that justice has not been done. Also, Cuba sends doctors and...

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