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Somalia peacekeeping role for UK troops

Sun, 2016-05-01 19:34
A British Army team arrives in Somalia as part of a United Nations mission to counter Islamist militants.

Southampton 4-2 Manchester City

Sun, 2016-05-01 14:21
Senegal's Sadio Mane scores a hat-trick for Southampton in a win that threatens Manchester City's Champions League qualification hopes.

VIDEO: Beaten, declawed but finally in sanctuary

Sun, 2016-05-01 12:51
Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru have been released at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa.

Swansea City 3-1 Liverpool

Sun, 2016-05-01 09:57
Ghana's Andre Ayew scores twice to help Swansea make sure of their place in next season's Premier League with victory over Liverpool.

Nairobi collapse area evacuated

Sun, 2016-05-01 01:03
People in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are asked to leave their homes near a six-storey building that collapsed in heavy rain, killing at least 12 people.

Mosque collapse kills 15 in Somalia

Sat, 2016-04-30 20:10
A mosque under refurbishment collapses during Friday prayers in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40.

Challenging the 'white saviour complex'

Sat, 2016-04-30 19:34
The Instagram account poking fun at "orphanage chic"

Circus lions reach South Africa sanctuary

Sat, 2016-04-30 17:37
More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are flown to a sanctuary in South Africa - in what is said to be the largest such airlift.

West Bromwich Albion 0-3 West Ham United

Sat, 2016-04-30 13:13
A Mark Noble brace and a goal from Senegal's Cheikhou Kouyate help West Ham move to fifth with a win over West Brom.

Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile

Sat, 2016-04-30 10:04
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sets fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants, but the move has its critics.

Search for Nairobi collapse survivors

Sat, 2016-04-30 08:21
Rescuers in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are searching for people feared trapped after the collapse of a residential building in heavy rain.

Gabon's Lemina signs new Juventus deal

Sat, 2016-04-30 08:18
Italian giants Juventus sign Gabon international midfielder Mario Lemina on a permanent deal from Olympique Marseille.

VIDEO: Six-storey building collapses in Kenya

Sat, 2016-04-30 00:11
A six-storey building collapses in Nairobi in Kenya, after heavy rains and flooding across the country.

VIDEO: Lions airlifted to South Africa

Fri, 2016-04-29 21:06
Dozens of lions, rescued from circuses, are being airlifted from Colombia and Peru to South Africa.

VIDEO: How to turn poacher into gamekeeper

Fri, 2016-04-29 15:14
Alastair Leithead has been to north-eastern Namibia, which has seen its elephant population increase because the local communities are making money out of the wildlife.

Malawi's albinos 'face extinction'

Fri, 2016-04-29 12:15
A UN expert warns that the estimated 10,000 people with albinism in Malawi face extinction if they continue to be killed for their body parts in witchcraft.

Kenyan call to stamp out ivory trade

Fri, 2016-04-29 12:02
President Kenyatta of Kenya urges action to end Africa's illegal trade in ivory as he prepares to host a summit on saving elephants from extinction.

Zuma should face corruption case - judge

Fri, 2016-04-29 10:55
President Jacob Zuma should face 783 corruption charges, the High Court rules, adding it was "irrational" of the state prosecutor to drop them in 2009.

The ballet dance troupe of Lagos

Fri, 2016-04-29 10:54
The ballet troupe started in a Nigerian garage

Africa's week in pictures

Fri, 2016-04-29 09:57
Light and dark, drumming on stilts and statue selfies

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