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Nigerian city of Lagos shuts ‘noisy’ churches and mosques

Posted June 30th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Some 70 churches, 20 mosques and 10 hotels and pubs are ordered to close in Nigeria's Lagos state in an attempt to reduce high noise levels.

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Kenyan lawyer Willie Kimani ‘abducted by rogue police’

Posted June 30th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Kenya's law society demands the authorities reveal the whereabouts of a lawyer it suspects was abducted by "rotten elements within the police".

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Migrants die as dinghy sinks off Libya

Posted June 30th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

At least 10 people drown when their inflatable boat capsizes, as Italy raises to the surface a boat that sank with the loss of 700 lives.

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Ivory Coast’s ‘hero’ professor backs student mothers

Posted June 30th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

An Ivory Coast professor, photographed carrying a student's baby in class in a widely-shared image, says being a mother should not stop women getting an education.

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Nigeria’s Elechi Amadi, author of The Concubine, dies

Posted June 30th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Nigerian writer Elechi Amadi, who is famous for the novel The Concubine, dies of an undisclosed illness at the age of 82.

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US compensates Cameroon family for child killed by UN car

Posted June 29th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

The US has compensated the family of a Cameroon boy who was struck and killed by a vehicle in UN Ambassador Samantha Power's motorcade.

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EgyptAir crash: Flight MS804 black box ‘confirms smoke’

Posted June 29th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Black box recordings from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 confirm smoke on board, Egyptian investigators say.

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Nigerian anti-corruption singer kidnapped

Posted June 29th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Nigerian singer Ado Halliru Daukaka, known for singing about corrupt politicians, is found five days after he was kidnapped, police say.

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Diamonds aren’t forever

Posted June 29th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

The second biggest rough diamond ever found is on sale on Wednesday. It's one of three big diamonds found recently after a break of more than a century. The BBC's Clare Spencer asks why.

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Mgqumeni impersonator jailed for South Africa rape

Posted June 29th, 2016 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

A South African man who made headlines for impersonating a popular dead Zulu folk musician is sentenced to 28 years in prison.

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