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Caf bans Guinea-Bissau coach

Guinea-Bissau coach Paulo Torres has been banned for the rest of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for abusing a referee. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) found Torres guilty of using “offensive language and insults towards the referee.” The ...

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September 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: What did internet think of Trevor Noah?

Funny? Trying too hard? Not trying enough? What did the internet think of Trevor Noah’s first night as Daily Show host? Video by: Mohamed Madi Footage courtesy Comedy Central. The Daily Show airs on Comedy Central at 2200 GMT. Article source: ...

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VIDEO: The challenges for a Kenyan paramedic

The Kenyan Red Cross has become almost synonymous with emergency response in the country. On average, Kenya Red Cross paramedics respond to about 70 emergency calls countrywide ranging from road traffic accidents, birth complications and deliveries, to emergency evacuations.

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Warning over CAR ‘blood diamonds’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There has been violence and tension on the streets of Bangui Authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) should confiscate “blood diamonds” to prevent them being exported, Amnesty International says. The human rights ...

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Tanzania’s Said guilty of ‘indecency’

The Tanzania Football Federation has banned international defender Juma Said for two years for engaging in an ‘act of indecency.’ The Mbeya City captain was found guilty of poking a finger against the backside of Azam’s John Bocco, when the two sides met on

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VIDEO: Why Timbuktu war crimes case matters

A suspected Islamist militant accused of destroying historic monuments in the Malian city of Timbuktu faces war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the first case of its kind. Ahmad al Faqi al-Mahdi is the first person to appear before the ICC for a ...

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VIDEO: Migrant in Niger: ‘I want a better life’

Not all of the migrants arriving in Europe are fleeing from war and violence in the Middle East, some are simply looking for work, opportunities and better living conditions. Many economic migrants come from Africa, and the city of Agadez in Niger is a major junction en ...

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Nigeria president to run oil ministry

Image copyright AP Image caption President Buhari has held key positions in the oil industry in the past Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he intends to remain in personal control of the oil ministry as he pursues an anti-corruption campaign. He won ...

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South Africa to pay Marikana families

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Marikana massacre is the most deadly police action since the end of white minority rule in 1994 South Africa’s government says it will pay compensation to the families of mineworkers killed during a wage dispute in Marikana in ...

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Adventures in No Man’s Land

Image copyright Getty Images What exactly is No Man’s Land? It may be the space on a battlefield between two opposing front lines, a buffer zone between two countries or a parcel of land unclaimed and ungoverned by local authorities. The notion has never been fully ...

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September 30th, 2015

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