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Algeria eye 1982 revenge over Germany

Coach Vahid Halilhodzic insists Algeria have not forgotten the furore around their 1982 World Cup exit as they prepare to meet Germany in the last 16. A 1-1 draw against Russia on Thursday earned Halilhodzic’s side a place in the knockout stages for the first time. ...

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June 28th, 2014

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VIDEO: Worst week in Ghanaian football?

It is been a bad week for Ghanaian football fans. It all began on Monday, with the Ghana Football Association president threatening legal action against the Daily Telegraph newspaper over its allegations of fixing friendly matches with the national team. Here is how the ...

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June 28th, 2014

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US moves to stop using landmines

27 June 2014 Last updated at 16:21 To date 161 states have joined the Ottawa Convention but the US, China and Russia are not among them The United States says it will no longer produce or buy any anti-personnel landmines. A White House statement also said it would not seek ...

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June 28th, 2014

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Appiah defends Ghana performances

Coach Kwesi Appiah insists he is happy with Ghana’s performance at the World Cup despite finishing bottom of their group and failing to win a match. The Black Stars’ campaign was also marred by a bonus row and indiscipline that led to Sulley Muntari and ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Fifa ‘tried to stop’ Ghana bonus row

Fifa has revealed it was ready to pay Ghana’s players their World Cup bonuses directly and deduct it from the Ghana Football Association’s prize money. Continue reading the main story “ It is sad that we end up with a story about a strike, where the players ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Nigerian President assures players

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the country’s senior players at the World Cup that the squad will be paid their bonus money. The president’s guarantee comes a day after after the Super Eagles players boycotted training on Thursday. BBC Sport ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Eritrea faces UN human rights probe

27 June 2014 Last updated at 16:32 Isaias Afewerki has been Eritrea’s president since 1993 The UN’s Human Rights Council (HRC) has set up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, seen as one of the world’s most repressive states. The three-member panel will ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Sheltering Ebola-infected ‘a crime’

27 June 2014 Last updated at 16:30 The Ebola outbreak started four months ago in Guinea Sierra Leone has warned it is a serious crime to shelter patients infected with the Ebola virus who are in hiding. The Health Ministry said several patients had discharged themselves from

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June 27th, 2014

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British troops’ Kenya return delayed

27 June 2014 Last updated at 11:11 A delay in an agreement between the UK and Kenya over British army training in the country has left 900 troops uncertain of when they can return home. The British High Commission in Nairobi says talks to extend a memorandum of understanding

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June 27th, 2014

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VIDEO: Meriam Ibrahim takes refuge in US Embassy

A Sudanese woman whose death sentence for marrying a Christian was overturned has taken refuge in the US Embassy in Khartoum while she waits to leave the country with her family. 27 year-old Meriam Ibrahim had been sentenced, released, then detained again and now released, ...

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June 27th, 2014

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