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Around 20 migrants reported dead off Malta

File photo©ReutersMaltese patrol boats picked up a migrant dinghy with 80 people aboard but 20 others were reported to have died during the voyage, the Times of Malta said on Thursday.

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Mining: Copper's reputation tarnished

Gécamines workers say their pay is in arrears and the company can’t pay its bills. Photo©Gwenn DubourthomieuBetween the infrastructure deficit, revisions to the mining code, instability and Gécamines' dodgy deals, copper is losing some of its conductivity with investors.

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Afcon: Who's who at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Afcon 2015: Mali supporters in Bata. Photo©Taimour Lay/ The Africa ReportThe 2015 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on mainland Equatorial Guinea on Saturday. The previous winners, Nigeria's Super Eagles, did not qualify, and Les Etalons of Burkina Faso (runners-up of the previous competition) are psyched up to clinch this year's trophy. But with four-time winners Ghana and Cameroon vying for victory, and Côte d'Ivoire fielding its four-time CAF African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Touré, nothing is certain. Taimour Lay shows you the strengths and weaknesses of this year's qualifying teams.

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Oil embargo among EU options to press for peace in Libya

Photo©ReutersAn oil embargo is one tactic the European Union could use to press for a solution to the crisis in Libya, according to a discussion paper drawn up by the EU's diplomatic service.

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SARS and Ebola, spot the difference

Photo©ReutersChina's handling of the SARS outbreak holds lessons for the Ebola epidemic in Africa.

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Charlie: Of cultures and humour

The fact that Charlie Hebdo won't make cartoons about the Holocaust nor would an American director joke about the assassination of his President shows that as sacred as freedom of expression may be it still has its limits.

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