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Ghana send Boateng and Muntari home

Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been expelled from Ghana’s World Cup squad for alleged indiscipline. A statement on the Ghana Football Association website¬† said both players had “been suspended indefinitely”. It added Boateng had used ...

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June 26th, 2014

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‘Drastic action’ needed on Ebola

26 June 2014 Last updated at 13:32 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC news online “Drastic action” is needed to contain the spread of deadly Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Nearly 400 people have died in the outbreak ...

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June 26th, 2014

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VIDEO: Nigeria bomb blast kills at least 21

A bomb attack on a busy shopping district in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, has left at least 21 people dead and injured 52 more. The explosion was in the Wuse district, near the popular Banex plaza shopping complex, and could be heard from miles away. Ciara Riordan ...

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June 26th, 2014

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Greste ‘devastated’ by court verdict

26 June 2014 Last updated at 08:22 Peter Greste in court in Cairo on Monday Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has said in his first statement since being jailed with two colleagues in Egypt that he is “devastated and outraged”. In a statement issued by his ...

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June 26th, 2014

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Nigeria’s colourful new emir

25 June 2014 Last updated at 15:35 Lamido Sanusi (C) has become one of Nigeria’s most powerful Muslim leaders In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers whether the newly appointed emir of Kano will be as dynamic in his new role as he ...

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Nigeria’s colourful new emir

25 June 2014 Last updated at 15:35 Lamido Sanusi (C) has become one of Nigeria’s most powerful Muslim leaders In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers whether the newly appointed emir of Kano will be as dynamic in his new role as he ...

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Nigeria’s colourful new emir

25 June 2014 Last updated at 15:35 Lamido Sanusi (C) has become one of Nigeria’s most powerful Muslim leaders In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers whether the newly appointed emir of Kano will be as dynamic in his new role as he ...

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June 26th, 2014

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Low turnout in Libyan elections

26 June 2014 Last updated at 01:09 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Some polling stations have been left empty, as the BBC’s Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli Voting has ended in a Libyan general election marred by low turnout and deadly ...

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June 26th, 2014

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Two-goal Messi ‘is from Jupiter’

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said Lionel Messi “is from Jupiter” after the Argentina forward scored twice in their 3-2 win over the African nation. The 27-year-old scored a half-volley and a free-kick as Argentina recorded a third win to finish top of Group F. ...

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June 26th, 2014

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Does Nigeria have an image problem?

26 June 2014 Last updated at 02:22 By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Abuja Some years ago, a British filmmaker discovered an exotic site in Nigeria: An entire community of human beings subsisting on mountains of refuse. And not in some remote state, but in Lagos, the country’s

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June 26th, 2014

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