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Niger battles terrorism threats on all fronts

Media captionThe BBC’s Julian Keane is given rare access to Base 101 in Niamey A whirring sound is heard in the sky above Niamey, the capital of Niger. Several soldiers get into position. It’s a drill they’ve been through countless times. As the engine ...

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May 30th, 2016

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UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UN mission in Mali, Minusma, was set up in 2013 Five United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and another was seriously injured in an attack in central Mali. The soldiers – who were from Togo – were travelling in

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May 30th, 2016

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Hamlet sign Kargbo amid fixing allegations

Ibrahim Kargbo says he has signed a one year contract with Dulwich Hamlet FC Former Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Kargbo, currently banned from playing in the Netherlands over match-fixing allegations, has joined English non-league side Dulwich Hamlet FC as a free agent. The ...

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May 29th, 2016

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India arrests over assaults on Africans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption African students often complain that they are racially abused in India Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks on six Africans last Thursday, the latest in a number of assaults that have strained ties between ...

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May 29th, 2016

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China firm sorry over race-row advert

Media captionThe advert was described as one of the most racist to be screened A Chinese firm has apologised over an advert for detergent which has provoked a storm of allegations of racism. The manufacturer of Qiaobi said it strongly opposed and condemned racial ...

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May 29th, 2016

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Shipwrecks ‘kill up to 700 migrants’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many thousand of migrants have also been rescued this week en route from Africa to Europe Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says. The boats sank

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May 29th, 2016

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Begging for jobs in South Africa

Young men holding placards market themselves as painters, plumbers, gardeners and builders in the busy streets of South Africa’s main city of Johannesburg. This is not an uncommon scene in a country where unemployment stands at 26.7% – the highest on record since

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May 29th, 2016

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In pictures: The barbers of Freetown

Photographer Olivia Acland has been documenting the barber shops that line nearly every busy street in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. Most people will tell you that they have a trusted hairdresser who they visit on a regular basis. Geoffrey, a 29-year old tour ...

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May 29th, 2016

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Zoo gorilla shot as boy falls into moat

Media captionThane Maynard, Cincinnati zoo: “It seemed to be a life-threatening situation” Zoo officials have shot dead a gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati. The boy climbed though a barrier and fell into a ...

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In pictures: The barbers of Freetown

Photographer Olivia Acland has been documenting the barber shops that line nearly every busy street in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. Most people will tell you that they have a trusted hairdresser who they visit on a regular basis. Geoffrey, a 29-year old tour ...

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May 29th, 2016

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