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The flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea last month has been retrieved, Egyptian investigators say.
The news comes a day after search teams recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of Flight MS804.

Friday, 17 June 2016 05:55

Kenya's 'gay tests' ruled legal

A Kenyan High Court has dismissed a case challenging the legality of anal tests as proof of homosexuality.

A Ugandan soldier has killed seven people, including three children, in a shooting spree at a military police barracks in the capital, Kampala.
The soldier, Sgt Isaac Obua, was then shot dead himself.

Ethiopian security forces killed more than 400 people in the recent wave of anti-government demonstrations, US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.
In its most comprehensive report into the Oromo protests, HRW lists the names of more than 300 it says were killed.

Wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean last month has been found, Egyptian investigators say.
A statement said "several main locations of the wreckage" had been identified.

Nigeria will allow the embattled naira to trade freely in a move to control the currency crisis in Africa's most populous nation.

Niger says the bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, have been found in the Sahara Desert near the border with Algeria.

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius must pay for killing his girlfriend, her father has told a judge, breaking down in tears.
He was found guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp after a court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict.

South African firefighters who went to Canada to battle wildfires have returned home because of a pay dispute.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 07:31

Nigeria football sponsors 'fear lesbians'

Sponsors shy away from backing female football teams in Nigeria because of "the misconception" that they are "synonymous with lesbianism", a senior Nigerian football official has said.
Seyi Akinwunmi was clarifying his comments after being quoted as blaming lesbians for the national team's recent decline.

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