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Desperate straits

Media captionThe migrants were a mix of North Africans and sub-Saharan Africans More migrants are choosing to set sail for Spain from Morocco immediately to the east and west of the city of Tangier. It has become known as the “Tangier Triangle”. In the west, ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Flora Drury: A disaster waiting to happen in Sierra Leone?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sierra Leone suffers floods on a regular basis Freetown is a city squeezing itself into the small space between the mountains and the sea, in a country with the highest annual rainfall in Africa. In August – the height of the rainy ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Ivory Coast’s Gradel joins Toulouse on loan

Max Gradel did not make the starting line-up for any Premier League games for Bournemouth last season Bournemouth winger Max Gradel has joined French Ligue 1 side Toulouse on loan until the end of the season. The Ivory Coast international could make his debut for Toulouse ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Sierra Leone international Khalifa Jabbie makes mudslide donation

Sierra Leone international Khalifa Jabbie was left shocked by the mudslide and floods in Freetown Sierra Leone international Khalifa Jabbie has donated food and clothes to victims of the mudslide and flood disaster victims in Freetown. His donation, worth more than US $3000,

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August 17th, 2017

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Mass burial for Sierra Leone mudslide victims

Image caption The graves were prepared at Waterloo, 30km from Freetown A mass burial for about 300 people killed by a mudslide and flooding has taken place on the outskirts of the capital Freetown. President Ernest Bai Koroma attended a multi-faith memorial service at the ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Sierra Leone international Khalifa Jabbie makes mudslide donation

Sierra Leone international Khalifa Jabbie was left shocked by the mudslide and floods in Freetown Sierra Leone international Khalifa Jabbie has donated food and clothes to victims of the mudslide and flood disaster victims in Freetown. His donation, worth more than US $3000,

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August 17th, 2017

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Aubameyang and Omagbemi only Africans on Fifa shortlists

Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished with 31 goals in the 2016/17 Bundesliga season Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nigeria’s women’s coach Florence Omagbemi are the only Africans in contention for Fifa’s annual awards. Aubameyang is

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August 17th, 2017

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South Sudan conflict: Poet Emi Mahmoud on Uganda refugee landmark

More than one million South Sudanese refugees have now fled into Uganda to escape the conflict, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Slam poet Emi Mahmoud, whose family were forced to leave Sudan when she was a child, performs a poem reflecting on the landmark. ...

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August 17th, 2017

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ICC Timbuktu case: Mali Islamist liable for €3m in damages

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mahdi expressed remorse during his trial An Islamist militant who is serving a prison sentence for destroying ancient mausoleums in Timbuktu has been found liable for nearly 3m euros in damages. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was jailed for nine ...

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August 17th, 2017

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South Africa borders on ‘red alert’ for Grace Mugabe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe is the second wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe South African police have issued a “red alert” at the country’s borders for Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe, the police minister has said. ...

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August 17th, 2017

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