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Africa's week in pictures

A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this week: Image copyright EPA Image caption Kenya’s Sabrina Simader flies through the air during her women’s slalom race in St Moritz, Switzerland on Friday. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Also lifting off is Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite at the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre […]

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Odebrecht scandal: Peru president Kuczynski under pressure to quit

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kuczynski denies receiving illegal payments but says he did work for the controversial firm Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is under growing pressure to resign over corruption allegations involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. Mr Kuczynski has reportedly lost the support of key members of his cabinet. Scandal-plagued Odebrecht says […]

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'Bribing the desperate'

Image copyright LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images If you’d travelled across the world to pursue a better life, would you move back in return for money? Germany is betting that the answer is yes. The country has long offered migrants and asylum seekers financial incentives to leave its shores, and until 28 February 2018 it’s prepared to […]

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Shroud of doubt

Image copyright Courtesy Peter Lang-Stanton Image caption Allan Stanton, the author’s father, in a photo dated April 1969 Peter Lang-Stanton set out to make a radio documentary about the truth of his father’s role in one of the largest clandestine missions in US history, but he didn’t realise the emotional minefield of investigating a loved […]

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Class of 77

Image copyright Yuwen Wu Image caption Yuwen Wu in 1978, the year she enrolled at Peking University Forty years ago China reinstated its all-important college entrance exam after a gap of more than a decade when the country was plunged into the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. More than five million people sat the exams […]