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Oscar Pistorius had an altercation with businessman Jared Mortimer at a Johannesburg nightclub

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Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a nightclub at the weekend, his spokesperson has said. The South African athlete had an altercation with...

Malala Yousafzai has met Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan to press for more action to free at least 200 girls held by Boko Haram Islamist militants

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Malala Yousafzai has met Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan to press for more action to free at least 200 girls held by Boko Haram Islamist...

Twenty five more people have died from Ebola in West Africa since July 3

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Twenty five more people have died from Ebola in West Africa since July 3, taking the total number of deaths to 518, health officials...

Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer Barry Roux has said that some witnesses refused to testify at the televised trial of the South African athlete because of the publicity

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Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer Barry Roux has said that some witnesses refused to testify at the televised trial of the South African athlete because of...

The video showing Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the events of the night he killed Reeva Sttenkamp was aired by Channel 7 in Australia

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The defense team of South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has condemned the airing of a video showing the athlete re-enacting the events of...

Two deadly shootings have been reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu

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Two deadly shootings have been reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu, the scene of several attacks claimed by Islamic militants this year. Houses have...

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has asked Aminata Toure to stand down, after less than a year in office

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Senegal’s PM Aminata Toure has been sacked after her ruling party's poor results in local elections last Sunday. Local officials said President Macky Sall had...

Oscar Pistorius has a lifetime vulnerability as a result of his disability

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Oscar Pistorius has been greatly affected by his disability, a sports doctor has told his murder trial. Dr. Wayne Derman told the court in Pretoria...

Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental disorder when he killed Reeva Steenkamp

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Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental disorder when he killed Reeva Steenkamp, a psychological report said as his murder trial resumed in Pretoria. The...

Mariam Ibrahim has been charged with forgery relating to the South Sudanese travel document she was carrying

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Mariam Ibrahim, whose death sentence for renouncing Islam was overturned in Sudan, has been released from jail again, after she was detained at Khartoum...

Nearly 400 people have died in the Ebola outbreak which started in Guinea and has spread to neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "drastic action" is needed to contain the spread of deadly Ebola in West Africa. Nearly 400 people have...

At least 21 people have been killed and other 52 injured in a bomb attack on Banex Plaza shopping center in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja

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At least 21 people have been killed and other 52 injured in a bomb attack on Banex Plaza shopping center in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The...

Boko Haram has staged previous attacks in Abuja, but most of its targets have been in the north-east of the country

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A huge explosion rocked an area near Banex Plaza shopping centre in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Wednesday, two witnesses said. The blast hit Abuja's...

Meriam Ibrahim has been detained with her family at Khartoum airport after she was freed from death row

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Meriam Ibrahim has been detained with her family at Khartoum airport after she was freed from death row on Monday. Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced...

Mariam Ibrahim was sentenced to death in Sudan for abandoning her Islamic faith

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Mariam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for abandoning her Islamic faith has been freed from jail, her lawyer has announced. Mariam Yahia Ibrahim...

Somalia's al-Shabab group has claimed the recent attacks on Kenyan town of Mpeketoni

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At least 15 people have been killed in a new attack by Somalia's Islamist militants near Mpeketoni in Kenya. Local police say the gunmen raided...

Unidentified gunmen attacked hotels and a police station in Kenyan town of Mpeketoni killing at least 48 people

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Unidentified gunmen attacked hotels and a police station in Kenyan town of Mpeketoni killing at least 48 people, officials say. Witnesses in Mpeketoni said gun...

The Central African Republic has banned the use of mobile phone text messages

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The Central African Republic (CAR) has banned the use of mobile phone text messages. The move is aimed at helping to restore security after more...

Nigerian authorities have banned public protests in the capital Abuja for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls seized by Islamist militants

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Nigerian authorities have banned public protests in the capital Abuja for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls seized by Islamist militants in April. Abuja...

A Sudanese court annulled Meriam Ibrahim’s Christian marriage to Daniel Wani and sentenced her to 100 lashes for adultery because the union was not considered valid under Islamic law

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Meriam Ibrahim, who was sentenced to death for having abandoned the Islamic faith, are to freed by Sudanese authorities, a foreign ministry official says. The...

Peter Mutharika has been sworn in as Malawi's president after the High Court rejected a request for a recount following allegations of vote-rigging

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The leader of Malawi’s Democratic Progressive Party, Peter Mutharika, has been sworn in as the country's president after the High Court rejected a request...

His Royal Highness, the Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Idrissa Timta was killed following an attack by some gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram

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Three of Nigeria’s high-ranking traditional leaders today came under heavy bombardment from Boko Haram militants while on their way to the burial of the...

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag married a Christian man and was sentenced to hang for apostasy earlier this month after refusing to renounce Christianity

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Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, the Sudanese woman awaiting the death penalty for abandoning her religious faith, has given birth in jail near Khartoum, her...

More than 200 girls were abducted by Boko Haram gunmen from their school in northern Nigeria in April

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Nigeria’s army has announced it knows where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but it will not attempt a rescue. Nigeria's Chief of Defence...

Nigeria has called off a deal with Islamist group Boko Haram for the release of some of the abducted schoolgirls

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Nigeria has called off a deal with Islamist group Boko Haram for the release of some of the abducted schoolgirls. Some of the girls were...

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