27 August 2014 Last updated at 19:15

Mali to prosecute migrant parents

Mali says it intends to prosecute parents who send their underage children to Europe as migrants but needs Europe's co-operation to do so.


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Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

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Zimbabwean riot police beat opposition protestors who were trying to march to parliament to demand jobs and policies to end the high unemployment.

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