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Tunisia quality to prevail

Coach Georges Leekens says Tunisia’s quality will overcome Equatorial Guinea’s home advantage in Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final. The match was switched to the 35,000-capacity Bata Stadium from the 5,000-capacity Ebebeyin Stadium, and it will

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January 31st, 2015

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VIDEO: SA death squad chief gets parole

Eugene de Kock, one of the most notorious assassins of apartheid-era South Africa, has been granted parole after 20 years in jail. The former colonel, nicknamed “Prime Evil”, was head of the Vlakplaas police unit that targeted opponents of white rule. Justice ...

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January 31st, 2015

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VIDEO: Namibia’s flourishing film business

Great scenery, wildlife, favourable exchange rates and skilled local staff are just a few of the reasons that Hollywood studios are increasingly looking at Africa as a location to shoot their movies. Namibia is a particularly popular choice, a country rich in beautiful and ...

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January 31st, 2015

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Ebola-hit Liberia delays schooling

31 January 2015 Last updated at 00:02 Liberia’s government says teaching will now begin on 16 February Liberia has delayed planned re-opening of schools, saying they are not not yet fully prepared to prevent the spread of Ebola. The schools – closed in July ...

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January 31st, 2015

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Palace sign Lille full-back Souare

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Lille full-back Pape Souare. The 24-year-old played for Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations. Eagles chairman Steve Parish announced the deal on his Twitter feed, saying: “Delighted that Pape Souare has just this minute ...

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January 31st, 2015

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VIDEO: Death squad chief de Kock gets parole

Eugene de Kock, one of the most notorious assassins of apartheid-era South Africa, has been granted parole after 20 years in jail. The former colonel, nicknamed “Prime Evil”, was head of the Vlakplaas police unit that targeted opponents of white rule. Justice ...

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January 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: Ritual child killings in Ivory Coast

Police in Ivory Coast have set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual child killings. At least 20 children have been kidnapped and killed across the country in recent weeks and most of the bodies have shown signs of mutilation. Extra police and ...

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January 30th, 2015

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Kenya bid to beat reading record

30 January 2015 Last updated at 14:31 By Pumza Fihlani BBC News, Nairobi Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Author Muthoni Muchemi reads with children in the record attempt Pupils at about 400 Kenyan schools are trying to break the world record for

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January 30th, 2015

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US plotter guilty of Gambia coup bid

30 January 2015 Last updated at 17:10 President Jammeh was out of the country at the time of the coup attempt A former US army sergeant has pleaded guilty to involvement in a failed coup attempt in Gambia last December. Papa Faal, 46, who has dual American and Gambian ...

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Kenyan Jeptoo banned for doping

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons, has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test. She became Kenya’s first high-profile athlete to fail a test, when she tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in September. Jeptoo,

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