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VIDEO: Who was Tunisia attack gunman?

Seifeddine Rezgui, 23, was studying electronics when he joined Islamic State and turned a gun on a beach full of tourists in Sousse, Tunisia, leaving 38 people dead. But what makes a student become a mass murderer? Special correspondent Fergal Keane travelled to ...

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June 29th, 2015

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Tunisia beach attacker ‘had help’

The gunman who killed 38 at a beach near the Tunisian city of Sousse had help in carrying out the attack, officials say. Interior ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said authorities were “sure” that Seifeddine Rezgui had had accomplices. The government has ...

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June 29th, 2015

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Setif begin group phase with defeat

Title-holders Entente Setif suffered a 2-1 home defeat against fellow Algerians USM Alger as they resumed the defence of their African Champions League crown. Setif were favoured to win the Group B clash on the strength of having won the premier African club competition for ...

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June 28th, 2015

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Leekens leaves post as Tunisia coach

Tunisia and Belgian coach George Leekens have parted ways, the national football federation (FTF) has confirmed. The move comes just two weeks after hosts Tunisia crushed Djibouti 8-1 in the first match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign. Leekens guided ...

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June 28th, 2015

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Tunisians march against beach attack

People in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse have held a march to denounce the attack in which at least 38 people, most of them tourists, were killed by a gunman on a nearby beach on Friday. The crowds gathered late on Saturday at a hotel also targeted by the attacker. They ...

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June 28th, 2015

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From howling blues to twisted love

Howling desert blues from Mali, Afro-Cuban salsa with Angolan roots, a love story with a twist from the Democratic Republic of Congo and exhortations for unity from a Ghanaian pan-Africanist make up the first of a regular focus on new African music releases by DJ Rita Ray: ...

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June 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Blue targets reduce sleeping sickness

The lure of a bright blue target is tempting a killer insect towards its own demise – thanks to scientists working in Uganda. Up to 60 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are at risk of catching sleeping sickness which is caused by a parasite passed on by biting ...

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June 28th, 2015

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Tovey named SA technical director

The Africa Cup of Nations winning captain Neil Tovey has been appointed as South Africa’s new technical director, the South Africa Football Association (Safa) announced on Saturday. The 52-year-old, who has been working as a television pundit and part-time coach, is ...

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June 27th, 2015

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Dunga apologises for race comment

Brazil coach Dunga has apologised for likening criticism directed against him at the Copa America to racist abuse suffered by people of African descent. Dunga was comparing the pressure he faced as Brazil captain in winning the 1994 World Cup, to criticism from local media ...

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June 27th, 2015

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Al Merreikh begin group phase with win

Sudanese side Al Merreikh began the group phase of the African Champions League with a 2-0 victory over El Eulma in Omdurman on Friday night. El Eulma, who were relegated from Algeria’s top flight at the end of May, are one of three Algerian clubs in Group B. They are ...

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June 27th, 2015

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