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Cameroon gunmen seize students from school

Cameroon gunmen seize students from school

Twenty students have been kidnapped by gunmen from a school in the restive English-speaking part of Cameroon. The abduction in Kumba comes almost a fortnight after nearly 80 students were safely returned after being taken from a school in the neighbouring region. Cameroon’s North-West and South-West provinces have been hit by a separatist rebellion since […]

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Executed Tanzanian hero’s grandson takes DNA test to find lost skull

Image copyright SLUB/Deutsche Fotothek Image caption Mangi Meli (L) pictured here with his wives was executed by the German colonial administration in 1900 The grandson of a Tanzanian chief whose skull, now lost, was sent to Germany after he was executed in 1900 has taken a DNA test to help find it. Mangi Meli was […]

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Starting a national team in a nation that doesn’t exist

Starting a national team in a nation that doesn’t exist

Children at training at the Somaliland Football Academy Like most football-obsessed kids, those playing on the streets of Hargeisa dream of one day representing their country. The problem is their country, officially at least, doesn’t exist. Somaliland has everything you expect from a country. Its people have Somaliland passports and pay with Somaliland shillings. The […]

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Gay rugby player Kenneth Macharia in deportation persecution fear

Image copyright Phillip Rogerson Image caption Kenneth Macharia says he will be persecuted for being gay if he is deported to Kenya A rugby player who is homosexual, whose claim for asylum was rejected, fears he will suffer violence if he is forced to return to Kenya. Bristol Bisons team member Kenneth Macharia has been […]

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Kenyan villagers dance the ‘waley’ to praise their cows

Villagers in the Tana River area of Kenya mark the rainy season with a unique song and dance competition. They dance the “waley” to praise their cows during the rainy season. Then, when the singing and dancing is over, the men wrestle each other to show off their strength. Video journalist: Yadeta Berhanu Kenyan villagers […]

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Jim Acosta row: White House restores CNN reporter’s pass

Media captionTrump v Acosta The White House has restored the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, less than two weeks after withdrawing them over an argument with President Trump during a news conference. The reversal came days after a judge ordered the administration to reinstate the journalist’s press pass. Announcing its decision on Monday, […]

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Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank settlement listings

Image copyright Getty Images Airbnb says it will remove from its listings all homes in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The US firm said it made the decision because settlements were at the “core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians”. The move has been welcomed by Palestinians but Israel has called it […]

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Yemen war: Fighting resumes at key port of Hudaydah

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Battles have resumed in the port city of Hudaydah, a strategic location in the Yemeni conflict Fighting has broken out in the Yemeni city of Hudaydah despite both the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels agreeing to halt offensives. Coalition warplanes resumed bombing following clashes between rebels and pro-government […]

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Melbourne ‘terror plot’: Three held over ‘chilling’ gun plan, police say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police said the men had planned to target a crowded area in Melbourne Australian police say they have arrested three men who were plotting to commit a terror attack in Melbourne. The group had been attempting to source a semi-automatic rifle to kill as many people as possible in […]

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St Michaels: Alleged gang sex assault shocks Canada

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police were called out to St Michaels College School after a bomb threat was received Six teenage boys from an elite school have been charged with gang sexual assault after videos of alleged hazing incidents surfaced online. St Michael’s College School, a private Catholic all-boys school in Toronto, expelled […]

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