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British troops for Somalia mission

Image copyright AFP Image caption Somalia’s government is battling al-Shabab for control of the country Dozens of British troops are to be sent to Somalia to help peacekeeping efforts to counter Islamist militants, David Cameron has announced. Up to 70 personnel will ...

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September 28th, 2015

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The stranger and the ring

Image copyright Tim Butcher When my father died he left me a ring which had once belonged to his father. But before long I was thrown into a panic – I had lost it. Wracked with guilt, I tuned to a stranger for help. Gold drew many to South Africa and it was gold that ...

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September 28th, 2015

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How one fisherwoman built a small empire

Gertrude Nabukeera, or Mama Sylvia as she is usually known, stands with her arms resting on her hips as she supervises a handful of men unloading the catch from a fishing boat. It’s early in the morning and the boats are bringing their night’s catch in at the ...

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September 28th, 2015

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South Sudan struck by atrocities despite peace deal

The rules of war were broken long ago in South Sudan, but the recent spate of violence against civilians has introduced a new level of barbarity. Both government and rebel troops have been accused of atrocities in 21 months of war, but in the past few months the accounts ...

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September 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: South Sudan civilians tell of atrocities

The United Nations has warned the situation in South Sudan has actually worsened since a peace deal was signed by the president and the rebel leader last month under intense international pressure. Fighting is continuing and more than four and a half million people are now ...

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September 28th, 2015

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USM Alger seize big semi-final advantage

USM Alger of Algeria came from behind to win 2-1 at Al Hilal of Sudan on Sunday and stake a strong claim for an African Champions League final place. The clubs meet again next Saturday in the second leg of the semi-final and a home draw will be enough to take the team from ...

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September 27th, 2015

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Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Darmstadt

75:26 Foul by Tobias Kempe (SV Darmstadt 98). 72:57 Foul by Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund). 72:57 Sandro Wagner (SV Darmstadt 98) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 72:09 Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Aytac Sulu. 71:16 Foul by Matthias Ginter (Borussia ...

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September 27th, 2015

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De Villiers quits after breaking jaw

South Africa captain Jean de Villiers has retired from international rugby after being ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a fractured jaw. Centre De Villiers, who was injured during Saturday’s 46-6 win over Samoa, played 109 times for his country. That makes ...

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September 27th, 2015

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Bolasie signs new Palace contract

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract at Selhurst Park. The 26-year-old was linked with Tottenham in the summer but manager Alan Pardew says Palace received no bids for him. “There was no bid but we know, if he was ...

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September 27th, 2015

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Al Merreikh take narrow lead over Mazembe

Al Merreikh of Sudan scored 10 minutes from time to grab a 2-1 first-leg lead over TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday in their African Champions League semi-final. Local star Babeker ‘Al Medina’ Bakri snatched the winner in front of the ...

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September 27th, 2015

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