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Cosafa Cup set for new winners

Namibia and Mozambique are both aiming to lift the Cosafa Cup for the first time ever when they meet in Saturday’s final in South Africa. Both countries are past runners-up in the southern African Championship, Namibia in 1997 and 1999 and Mozambique in 2008. In ...

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May 30th, 2015

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The battle between the veil and the miniskirt

Two opposing campaigns arguing about what women should wear are gripping the Arab world. What makes a man? According to the people behind a campaign which apparently started in Algeria this week, “real men” take charge of what the women in their family wear ...

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Nigerian walks 750km to meet President Buhari

Suleiman Hashimu walked 750km (460 miles) and wore out six pairs of shoes over 18 days in order to see the inauguration of Nigeria’s new president. His trek caught the public imagination and when he completed his trek, he actually got an invitation to meet Muhammadu ...

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South Africans shocked by World Cup scandal

A bitter taste has been left in the mouths of South Africans by the allegation by US prosecutors that bribes were paid to host the 2010 World Cup. Nelson Mandela was seen as instrumental in South Africa hosting the first tournament on African soil. Many people I spoke to in ...

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May 29th, 2015

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VIDEO: What’s Up Africa: Satirist on hunting

Zambia has lifted its ban on hunting lions and leopards, despite concerns that numbers are diminishing. In this week’s episode of What’s Up Africa, satirist Ikenna Azuike considers how much Africa and the West care about conservation. What’s Up Africa is a ...

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African sides ready for U20 World Cup

African champions Nigeria, Senegal and Mali are hoping to follow in the historic footsteps of Ghana’s Black Satellites by winning the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand. The Ghanaians became the first Africans to ever win the tournament in Egypt six years ago and ...

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Fifa re-elects Blatter president

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected president of Fifa, football’s world governing body, in a vote overshadowed by arrests and corruption allegations. Mr Blatter’s rival, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, had forced a second round of voting but withdrew. In his ...

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VIDEO: How Sepp Blatter charmed Africa

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as president of football’s world governing body, despite widespread allegations of corruption at Fifa. One reason that he remains so popular is Fifa’s investment in smaller nations, which have benefited hugely at grassroots levels

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‘Brazen cover-up’ of Zuma’s home upgrade

President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home The offence itself was bad enough – an orgy of overspending by obsequious officials and conniving contractors who managed to spend 246m rand ($21.7m, £14.3m) of public money ...

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Africa in pictures: 22-28 May 2015

A selection of photos from around Africa this week: A Kenyan boy plays with a rosary during Saturday’s beatification ceremony of Sister Irene Stefani, a colonial-era nun, who died in 1930 in the rural town of Nyeri, near the slopes of Mount Kenya… Here, a ...

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