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NFF elections unaffected by arrests

The Nigeria Football Federations (NFF) says Tuesday’s elections will go ahead despite the arrest this week of some of its senior officials. Among those detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) was NFF president Aminu Maigari. However the DSS is yet to clarify

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September 26th, 2014

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VIDEO: S Africa’s Open Mosque faces closure

South Africa’s first gay-friendly mosque, which also allows women to lead prayers, is being ordered close. A City of Cape Town councillor says the newly established Open Mosque has violated municipal by-laws. The mosque officially opened its doors on Friday despite ...

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September 26th, 2014

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VIDEO: BBC Great Lakes: 20 years of service

The BBC Great Lakes service, part of the BBC World Service, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It started in the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda, as an emergency lifeline service trying to re-unite displaced families across the Great Lakes region. It is now a highly ...

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Cricketers set Kilimanjaro record

26 September 2014 Last updated at 13:02 Breathing and running is difficult at such a high altitude A group of international cricketers has set a new world record for the highest-ever match by playing at the top of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, in Tanzania. ...

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‘Radical’ Kenya madrassa closed

26 September 2014 Last updated at 14:01 Police said the profiling of terror suspects found some of them had attended the Machakos madrassa The authorities in Kenya have closed a madrassa – or religious school – for teaching radical Islamic ideologies. The school ...

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Ahly target historic final place

Al Ahly are on the brink of becoming the first Egyptian club to reach the Confederation Cup final. The Cairo ‘Red Devils’ have home advantage and a 1-0 lead over Cameroonians Coton Sport going into the second leg of their semi-final this weekend. A goal by ...

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Setif and Vita out to beat hoodoo

Champions League semi-finalists Entente Setif and Vita Club will want to rewrite history this weekend in their second-leg ties. Algerians Setif hold a 2-1 lead over Congolese TP Mazembe and Congo’s AS Vita Club are ahead of Tunisians CS Sfaxien by the same scoreline. ...

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Living with Ebola

24 September 2014 Last updated at 10:35 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Abba Abashi, Liberian-Nigerian student: “My mum caught me crying” At least 2,800 people have now died in the recent Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization

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What happened to #BringBackOurGirls?

24 September 2014 Last updated at 17:48 By BBC Trending What’s popular and why Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. In April more than 200 girls were seized from a boarding school in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram fighters. The incident sparked

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Australian migrants struggle to find work

25 September 2014 Last updated at 00:55 By Phil Mercer BBC News, Sydney Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Phil Mercer in Sydney reports on the increasingly tough labour market for migrants in Australia. To watch chef Zeng Qing Chen

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