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Ahmed Hussein-Suale: Ghana journalist shot dead

Media captionAhmed Hussein-Suale investigated corruption in Ghanaian football A Ghanaian undercover journalist has been shot dead as he drove home, after a politician called for retribution against him. Local media reports say unidentified men on motorbikes shot Ahmed Hussein-Suale three times in the capital Accra. He was a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations and […]

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Kenya attack: Nine arrests over bloody DusitD2 hotel siege

Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation Nine people have been arrested in Kenya following an attack on a luxury hotel compound in the capital Nairobi that killed at least 21 people. All five militants who stormed the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday have been killed, officials say, and a […]

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UK groups fund illegal orphanages in Africa

Image caption One orphanage was sponsored by donors through Manchester-based builder Patrick Oldham At least 60 illegal orphanages and children’s homes in Uganda are being funded by UK charities, church groups and volunteers, the BBC has discovered. The Ugandan government recently announced a programme to close down more than 500 unlicensed orphanages in the country. […]

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Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege

Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation At least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya’s government has confirmed. Hundreds were forced to flee the bloodshed at the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday. Some 28 injured people have been admitted to hospital, […]

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Laurent Gbagbo: Ivory Coast ex-president detained pending appeal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Laurent Gbagbo was acquitted on charges of crimes against humanity on Tuesday Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo will stay behind bars after prosecutors appealed against his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity. The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague acquitted him on Tuesday and ordered his immediate […]

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Second Canadian national feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso

Image copyright Getty Images A Canadian national has been abducted in northern Burkina Faso, according to media reports. The man was kidnapped on Tuesday night from a mine near the border with Niger, Security Minister Clement Sawadogo told reporters. This is the second case of a Canadian going missing in the West African country in […]

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Kenya attack: DusitD2 siege over as attackers killed

Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation A deadly siege by suspected militants in Nairobi has ended after all the attackers were “eliminated”, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. Gunmen attacked a compound in the Westlands district of Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab […]

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DR Congo: Nearly 900 killed in ethnic clashes last month, UN says

Media captionDR Congo’s journey into chaos Ethnic violence in four villages in western Democratic Republic of Congo left at least 890 dead over just three days last month, the UN says. “Credible sources” say clashes between Banunu and Batende communities took place in Yumbi territory, the UN Human Rights Office says. Most of the area’s […]

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Zimbabwe fuel protests: Opposition activist Pastor Mawarire arrested

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Armed security forces have been controlling access to a central Harare supermarket Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a prominent activist, Pastor Evan Mawarire, as protests against soaring fuel prices enter their third day. Mr Mawarire was taken from his home and charged with inciting violence. Offices and businesses remained closed […]

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Nairobi hotel: DusitD2 siege over as attackers eliminated

Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that a siege by suspected militants in Nairobi is over and all the attackers have been “eliminated”. Gunmen attacked the compound in the Westlands district of Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people. Officials originally announced the […]

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