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Congo-Brazzaville’s repressive government buys secret weapons haul from Azerbaijan

For several years, the Republic of the Congo has been quietly buying an arsenal from Azerbaijan, with the latest cache arriving before next month’s election

Bulgaria fan arrested for racially abusing Sterling

Sterling, who has been a campaigner in the fight against racism, was the subject of discriminatory language during the first half of the match

Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova murdered

Viktoria Marinova is the third high-profile journalist to be killed in the European Union in the past year, and the fourth since the start of 2017

Making scents: Seduced by sweet, shy roses

An African hand helping to preserve a fragile and dignified business - rose harvesting.

Suicide bomber attacks tourist bus in Bulgaria

A suicide bomber dressed as a tourist has carried out the attack on Israeli tourists that killed seven people at Bulgaria's Burgas airport.

‘Vampire’ skeletons dug up in Bulgaria

Archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Middle Ages pierced through the chest with iron rods to keep them from turning into vampires.

‘Ghetto Hope’: Music opens doors to gypsy children

In Bulgaria's Sliven gypsy ghetto, 15 local boys prepare for band practice and take a break from the poverty-stricken life of the slum outside.

How do you quote that? Fined coach turns mime artist

Basketball coach Konstantin Papazov conducted a post-match interview in mime after the domestic federation fined him for his outspoken comments.

Brits look to picturesque Bulgaria

British families are buying houses and settling down in the picturesque region of Dryanovo in central Bulgaria as local inhabitants escape abroad in search of work. Under Bulgarian law, only foreign enterprises, as opposed to individuals, can buy land so the Davises founded a company called Outdoor Adventure and they hope to set up an adventure sports school and have horses for hire.

Tourism blossoms but nature suffers in Bulgaria

A victim of its own success with tourism, Bulgaria is struggling to contain excessive construction that is destroying its Black Sea coast and beginning to turn visitors away. Along the beaches north of Varna, the country's main Black Sea resort, hotels are springing up like mushrooms, directly on the sand.

Bulgaria lures tourists with glittering treasures

Bulgaria, once home to the Ancient Thracian civilisation, laid a gilded lure for tourists recently with a dazzling display of its nine most important gold and silver artefacts, seen together for the first time. The objects, dating back between the fifth millennium BC and the third century AD "form part of the foundations of European civilisation", President Georgi Parvanov said.

British skiers buy into Bulgaria’s slopes

Every year more British skiers flood Bulgaria's high-altitude mountain resorts, attracted by the well-managed slopes and low prices in the small Balkan country. A two-hour drive south from the capital Sofia gets you to the most popular Bansko ski resort, where numerous construction sites testify to tourism's rapid development on the Pirin mountain slopes.

Paper cars for Book Day

The old East German Trabant, widely reviled as the worst car made to date, had its day in the sun on Monday when 50 of them spluttered along in a <i>concours d'elegance</i>, trailing their telltale wake of oily blue smoke. The procession in the Bulgarian town of Beloslav, coincided with a literature and book fair.

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State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

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