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EU to unveil emergency aid plan

By BBC The European Union is preparing to spend hundreds of millions of euros on humanitarian aid, as Greece struggles to cope with an influx of migrants. Under plans to be submitted on Wednesday, EU funds...

Allied Democratic Forces continue to wreak havoc in DR Congo

The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) continues to expand its Islamic network in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and is creating a hub for illegal exploitation of minerals and export of Congolese agricultural...

Biden calls for police to be charged in shootings

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has urged charges against police who shot two black Americans, Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor. Speaking in Delaware, Mr Biden did not specify what counts should be brought in the...

Colombia seizes record cocaine haul

By BBC Police in Colombia say they have seized their largest ever domestic haul of illegal drugs - nearly eight tonnes of cocaine. The drugs had been hidden on a banana plantation near the north-western coastal...

South Africans march against Zuma

By BBC Protesters have marched in cities across South Africa including Cape Town, Durban, and the capital, Pretoria calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma. The demonstrations came after Mr Zuma's sacking of a respected...

West African leaders hold crisis talks as Gambia leader’s mandate ends

By Reuters Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to Senegal to meet with President Macky Sall after last-ditch talks in Gambia aimed at resolving a crisis over the transfer of power, a Senegalese presidential...

‘Angel Gabriel’ on trial for Liberia war crimes

The trial of a suspected warlord accused of atrocities during Liberia's civil war has started in Finland. Prosecutors say Gibril Ealoghima Massaquoi, from Sierra Leone, was a senior member of a rebel group that fought...

Africa’s biggest “digital dividend” lies in its rural areas, report

Digital innovations could transform African rural areas and agriculture while tackling many of the continent’s other emerging challenges, from youth unemployment, food insecurity and the need for further economic growth, a new report explains. Around...

Bobi Wine arrives in the US for treatment

Ugandan pop star and MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has arrived in the US for medical treatment following accusations he was tortured and beaten while in military custody. The former rapper was initially prevented...

Austria ‘to seize’ Hitler’s house

By BBC The Austrian government says it plans to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born to stop it being a focal point for Nazi sympathisers. Officials say the decision was taken after several years...
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