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Fifa vote: Why Africa backs Blatter

Sepp Blatter has previously been able to count on African delegates’ votes If you read most of the world’s media, Sepp Blatter’s ability to hang on to power at Fifa is nothing short of miraculous. After years of negative headlines, the frenzy has reached ...

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IS militants ‘seize Libyan airport’

Militias withdrew from al-Ghardabiya airbase, also a civilian airport, on Thursday (file picture) Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in the city of Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country. The news was announced by the ...

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Buhari promises change for Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in as Nigeria’s president, promising to bring “increased prosperity” to Africa’s most populous country. He is the first opposition figure to win a presidential election in Nigeria since independence in 1960. “I ...

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VIDEO: Migrants saved by British navy ship

A British navy ship has rescued hundreds of migrants in the central Mediterranean on Thursday. HMS Bulwark, using landing craft, recovered more than 350 people – 50 of them children – just north of Libya. The UK’s Ministry of Defence said when the wooden ...

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VIDEO: On the ground with Libyan forces

Fighting between the forces loyal to the two rival Libyan governments is continuing on the outskirts of Tripoli. The BBC has been given rare access to the army that is allied to the internationally recognised government. It is attempting to surround the capital – which

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VIDEO: What is priority for Nigeria’s Buhari?

Muhammadu Buhari is being sworn in as Nigeria’s 15th head of state on Friday. He defeated incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in the general elections in March. Expectations are high that Mr Buhari will bring much needed change to Nigeria. The country has suffered ...

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Hundreds of migrants rescued in Med

Tens of thousands have managed to sail to Europe this year, but many have died A total of 741 migrants travelling in six boats have been rescued off Sicily, the Italian coastguard says. The migrants, who had set sail from Libya, were picked up by EU naval vessels on ...

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Buhari assumes Nigeria presidency

The winner of Nigeria’s presidential election in March, Muhammadu Buhari, has been sworn in as leader of Africa’s most populous country. Mr Buhari is the first opposition figure to win a presidential election in Nigeria since independence in 1960. He has taken ...

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Handing over the reins of power in Nigeria

They may not have been slapping each other’s backs and smiling ear-to-ear but as Goodluck Jonathan welcomed the man who defeated him in the election, he did give Muhammadu Buhari a sneak preview of the presidential villa and presented him with a box containing the ...

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VIDEO: Power changes hands in Nigeria

History will be made in Nigeria on Friday when for the first time power will be handed over between rival political parties. President Goodluck Jonathan will hand over to Muhammadu Buhari who defeated him in March’s election. President Buhari will be sworn in, in the ...

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