Sat04192014

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Africa

Nigeria Boko Haram emergency: 'More than 1,200 killed'

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The UN says more than 1,200 people have been killed in Islamist-related violence in north-east Nigeria since a state of emergency was declared in May.

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World warned over al-Qaeda in Africa

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The world should be paying more attention to the sub-Saharan threat from al-Qaeda, a former head of the British armed forces has warned.

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South Sudan capital Juba hit by gunfire

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Heavy gunfire and explosions have been heard throughout the night in the South Sudanese capital Juba.

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Nelson Mandela buried at Qunu ancestral home

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Nelson Mandela's body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to South Africa's first black president at a state funeral service.

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'Giant of history' Mandela honoured

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Tens of thousands of South Africans have joined dozens of world leaders for the national memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela.

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World leaders descend on Soweto to mourn Mandela

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President John Dramani Mahama will join more than 90 world leaders to attend the memorial service for the late former President of South Africa at the Soweto FNB Stadium in Pretoria today.

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South Africa and world mourn Nelson Mandela

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South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95.

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Obituary: Life and times of Nelson Mandela

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To those who observed him closely, Nelson Mandela always carried himself as one who was born to lead.

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South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.

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CAR violence: Many dead in Bangui as UN votes for French force

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Dozens of people - possibly as many as 60 or more - have been killed in fierce fighting in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Bangui.

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France deploys troops to secure CAR capital after clashes

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The French army deployed 250 troops to the capital of the Central African Republic, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday after clashes broke out between former rebels and militias.

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Libyan militias hand over Tripoli bases to government

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Libyan militias surrendered their Tripoli bases to the military on Thursday, nearly a week after growing public anger over the presence of armed groups in the capital sparked deadly clashes.

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2 dead, 40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse

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At least two people have died and up to 40 people are feared trapped after a roof collapsed at a construction site in eastern South Africa, emergency services say.

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Commander: U.S. to help train Libyan forces

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Libya and its fledgling security forces, overwhelmed by militia violence and unrest since the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi two years ago, are going to get some help from the U.S. military, a top American commander said.

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French engineer kidnapped in Nigeria is freed

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A French engineer who was kidnapped in northern Nigeria has been freed.

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Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf welcomes 'drug bust'

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has welcomed the arrest of six people, including policeman Perry Dolo, for allegedly smuggling marijuana from Sierra Leone into Liberia.

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Egypt 'worst for women' out of 22 countries in Arab world

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Egypt is now the worst country for women's rights in the Arab world, according to a poll of gender experts.

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5 killed in bombing outside Mogadishu hotel, Somali official says

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An attack Friday night on a hotel in Somalia's capital left five people dead and at least 15 wounded, a government spokesman said.

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DR Congo's M23 rebel chief Sultani Makenga 'surrenders'

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The commander of the M23 rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has surrendered in Uganda, sources have told the BBC.

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Nigeria oil firms 'deflect blame for spills', says Amnesty

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Amnesty International has accused major oil companies, including Shell, of failing to report the true picture of oil spills in Nigeria.

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Nigerians in India angry over Goa murder

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The Nigerian community in India is feeling "aggrieved" after one of its citizens was killed in Goa, Nigeria's high commissioner has told the BBC.

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