Africa News

DR Congo ‘coup plotters’ acquitted

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A group of 15 men accused of plotting to assassinate the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, have been acquitted by a South African court.

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Africa in pictures: 21-27 November 2014

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The colour purple, techie priests and attack dogs

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Letter from Africa: Bring it on

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Why Ebola won't spoil the mood at the Africa Cup of Nations

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Seven jailed for sex abuse of girls

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Seven men of Somali origin are jailed for up to 11 years for their parts in gang which raped and abused girls in the UK.

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Two dead in Egypt Islamist clashes

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At least two demonstrators die in Egypt as Islamist anti-government protesters clash with police in Cairo.

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Nigeria mosque targeted in blasts

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Many people are killed in three explosions during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.

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VIDEO: Oil price slump: Good for Africa?

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The BBC's Matthew Davies takes a look at the winners and the losers in this low-price environment.

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VIDEO: Benin’s address-less city

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Residents of Cotonou - the economic capital of Benin - are hoping the addition of street names and house numbers will help improve the economy.

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Hayatou expects Nations Cup problems

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Caf president Issa Hayatou admits he expects there will be difficulties in hosting the 2015 Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea at short notice.

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Ahly hope to restore Egyptian pride

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Al Ahly are hoping to restore some pride to Egyptian football as they face Ivorian side Sewe Sport in the Confederation Cup final.

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