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Rwanda pull off upset to progress

Rwanda shocked Libya in the second leg of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, winning 3-0 at home to progress to the next round. The sides had been locked at 0-0 after the first game but a hat-trick from Dadi Birori saw Rwanda comfortably home in Kigali. The Wasps, ...

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VIDEO: Sudan death row woman ‘to be freed’

Sudanese authorities are to free a woman who was sentenced to death for having abandoned the Islamic faith, a foreign ministry official has said. Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth to a daughter in custody, will be freed in a few days, the official told the BBC. Abdullahi ...

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Sudan death row woman ‘to be freed’

31 May 2014 Last updated at 18:27 Meriam Ibrahim has been sentenced to 100 lashes as well as death by hanging Sudanese authorities are to free a woman who was sentenced to death for having abandoned the Islamic faith, a foreign ministry official says. Meriam Ibrahim, who ...

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How far does Boko Haram’s reach go?

31 May 2014 Last updated at 12:16 By Frank Gardner BBC security correspondent Two months ago, almost no-one outside Nigeria and parts of West Africa had ever heard of Boko Haram. Today, for all the wrong reasons, the militant Islamist group has become an international ...

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TP Mazembe sign Zimbabwean Sadiki

Democratic Republic of Congo champions TP Mazembe have signed Zimbabwe international midfielder Ali Sadiki. The 27-year-old has been given a five-year contract after impressing Mazembe during a one-week trial from Platinum Stars of Zimbabwe. Signing Sadiki is part of ...

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Lamouchi blames errors for defeat

Ivory Coast boss Sabri Lamouchi said his side were poor in a 2-1 defeat by Bosnia in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up match played in the United States. Edin Dzeko scored twice for Bosnia, while Didier Drogba scored with a free-kick on his 100th international. “It ...

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VIDEO: Sudan husband in death row hope

The husband of a Sudanese woman who has been condemned to death for renouncing her Islamic faith says he is hopeful the appeal against her sentence will be successful. Dani Wani, the husband of Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, said he visited her in prison on Wednesday when she gave ...

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Malawi’s new president is sworn in

31 May 2014 Last updated at 16:24 Peter Mutharika is the brother of former President Bingu wa Mutharika, who died two years ago Peter Mutharika has been sworn in as Malawi’s president after the High Court rejected a request for a recount following allegations of ...

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Leaders condemn Sudan death sentence

31 May 2014 Last updated at 08:25 Meriam Ibrahim has been sentenced to 100 lashes as well as death by hanging UK political leaders have united to urge Sudan to lift the “barbaric” death sentence handed down to a Christian woman accused of abandoning Islam. A ...

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Sudan death sentence ‘barbaric’

31 May 2014 Last updated at 01:32 Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag says that as she was brought up as a Christian, she had not committed apostasy David Cameron has urged the Sudanese government to lift the “barbaric” death sentence handed down to a Christian woman ...

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