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The holy city of beer

29 June 2014 Last updated at 00:42 By Aidan O’Donnell BBC News Ethiopia’s historic city of Harar is one of Islam’s holiest centres – but in recent times it has built up another tradition and is now also known for its brewery. As holy cities go, Harar ...

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June 29th, 2014

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Low annoyed by Algeria ‘revenge’ talk

Germany coach Joachim Low says he is “irritated” by talk of revenge surrounding his team’s meeting with Algeria in the last 16 on Monday. West Germany’s controversial victory over Austria 32 years ago allowed both teams to progress at Algeria’s ...

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June 29th, 2014

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Africa in pictures: 20-26 June 2014

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June 28th, 2014

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Caf: World Cup success down to Nations Cup move

The Confederation of African Football believes its decision to move the timing of the Africa Cup of Nations from even to odd years is paying immediate dividends. As Algeria qualified from Group H following Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Russia, it meant Africa had two teams ...

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June 28th, 2014

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Several dead in north Nigeria blast

28 June 2014 Last updated at 13:32 At least 10 people have been killed and 14 injured in an explosion in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, police say. Police spokesman Mohammed Haruna told AFP news agency the blast, which took place on Friday evening, occurred in a ...

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June 28th, 2014

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Kenya’s wrestle with insecurity

26 June 2014 Last updated at 20:57 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter It was a reasonably thorough body search. “How did I do?” said the Kenyan security guard afterwards, fishing, unexpectedly, for a ...

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June 28th, 2014

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VIDEO: Sports betting soars in Sierra Leone

Hundreds of millions of people have been glued to their TV sets watching the matches at the World Cup, but for some followers there is even more at stake. In Sierra Leone sports betting has seen an explosion in popularity, and for a country whose large youth population are ...

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June 28th, 2014

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VIDEO: Looking like a footballer

In the 1990s, footballers like David Beckham were trailblazers when it came to male fashion – especially haircuts. Today, African players are stamping their mark on the industry. The BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports from Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Watch: Africa Business ...

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June 28th, 2014

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Russia goalkeeper targeted by laser

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was “blinded” by a laser before the goal that eliminated his side from the World Cup, according to coach Fabio Capello. Television footage showed a green laser pointed at Akinfeev’s face seconds before Islam Slimani scored ...

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June 28th, 2014

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Goodluck Jonathan: Silence isn’t inaction

27 June 2014 Last updated at 20:44 What in the world? Pieces of global opinion Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he stayed silent about the missing schoolgirls for a good reason A review of the best commentary on and around the world… Today’s must-read ...

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June 28th, 2014

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