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Ghana’s Medeama close in on Confederation Cup semi-finals

Etoile du Sahel celebrate winning the 2015 Confederation Cup Champions Etoile du Sahel and Medeama of Ghana secured victories in Africa’s Confederation Cup on Tuesday to move closer to a place in the semi finals. Etoile recorded a 1-0 win over Al Ahly Tripoli whilst ...

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July 27th, 2016

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Fleeing Congo chaos for Olympic judo bouts

Media playback is not supported on this device Team Refugee: Jukoka Popole Misenga and Yolande Mabika, two judoka from the Democratic Republic of Congo, sought asylum in Brazil during the 2013 World Judo Championships in Rio. Three years on they are about to compete in this ...

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July 27th, 2016

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Chris Froome’s South African school celebrates Tour de France win

Chris Froome became Britain’s first three-time winner of the Tour de France when he crossed the finish line of the 21-stage race in Paris on Sunday. But while Froome rides for Britain, he went to school in South Africa – St John’s in Johannesburg – ...

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July 27th, 2016

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The Dadaab camp runners aiming for Rio

Media playback is not supported on this device Team refugee: Judoka Rebecca Nymal and Garkouth Puok Thiep fled conflict in southern Sudan, and found sanctuary in the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. Though neither had any running experience, they were ...

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July 26th, 2016

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South Africa sacked reporters win SABC censorship case

Image copyright AFP Image caption SABC’s decision to ban footage of violent protests proved controversial South Africa’s public broadcaster has been ordered to reinstate four journalists sacked for speaking out against censorship at the corporation. Labour Court ...

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July 26th, 2016

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Fifa World Cup: Africa will get two extra places if tournament expands

Gianni Infantino was elected president of football’s world governing body in February, replacing the disgraced Sepp Blatter Africa will get an additional two World Cup finals places should the tournament be expanded to 40 teams from 2026, says Fifa president Gianni ...

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July 26th, 2016

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US president’s half-brother, Malik Obama, ‘voting for Trump’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Malik Obama is related to the president through his Kenyan father US President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Donald Trump because he “comes across as a straightforward guy”. Malik ...

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July 26th, 2016

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Congo star Koffi Olomide detained after ‘kicking assault’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The rumba star Koffi Olomide is known for putting on raunchy performances Musician Koffi Olomide has been taken into custody in the Democratic Republic of Congo, days after he was deported from Kenya for allegedly kicking one of his dancers ...

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July 26th, 2016

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Fifa World Cup: Africa will get two extra places if tournament expands

Gianni Infantino was elected president of football’s world governing body in February, replacing the disgraced Sepp Blatter Africa will get an additional two World Cup finals places should the tournament be expanded to 40 teams from 2026, says Fifa president Gianni ...

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July 26th, 2016

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Malawian ‘hyena man’ arrested for having sex with children

Image caption Eric Aniva told the BBC that he planned to stop taking part in sexual cleansing practices An HIV-positive Malawian man, who says he is paid to have sex with children as part of initiation rites, has been arrested on the president’s orders. Eric Aniva, a ...

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July 26th, 2016

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