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Predictions for Africa’s 2016

Image copyright AFP Image caption Several African athletes are hoping for gold at Rio 2016 Olympic In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at what could be in store for the continent in the next 12 months. 2015, with ...

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Sunderland set to sign defender Kone

Ivory Coast central defender Lamine Kone is set to be Sam Allardyce’s first signing as Sunderland manager. Lorient vice-president Alex Hayes said the Ligue 1 club have accepted a bid for the France-born 26-year-old. Kone played for France to under-20 level, but made ...

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Facebook ‘free web’ app suspended in Egypt

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook’s Free Basics service has been criticised by net neutrality campaigners A Facebook scheme to provide free internet access to people in developing nations has been suspended in Egypt. The company’s Free Basics service

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Bangura could quit Sierra Leone team

Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Bangura could quit international football if the country’s football association does not resolve its problems. The SLFA is beset by infighting and governmental interference and Bangura says he has had enough. “If the fighting ...

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In pictures: Focus on Africa in 2015

A selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year: Image copyright AFP Image caption In January life started returning to normal in Liberia despite the Ebola outbreak. Public gatherings – like this wedding – had been delayed until ...

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Bility fails to overturn expulsion

Liberia Football Association chairman Musa Bility has failed to overturn his exclusion from next year’s Fifa presidential election. On 12 November, Fifa determined Bility had failed an ‘eligibility test’. He appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport ...

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South African king begins jail sentence

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Dalindyebo conducted a reign of terror, judges say A South African king who is a nephew of the late Nelson Mandela has begun a 12-year prison sentence for kidnapping, assault and arson. King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo reported to prison

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VIDEO: Extinction warning for Africa’s rhinos

Africa’s rhino population could face extinction within 10 years, animal welfare experts have warned. South Africa has the largest population of the species in the world but their existence is under threat from poaching. Demand from Asian markets for their horns has led

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VIDEO: Scrabble superstar on what it takes

Wellington Jighere is currently the toast of Nigeria. In November he became the first African to be crowned world scrabble champion after thrashing his rival in the final. Our correspondent Martin Patience caught up with the scrabble superstar in Lagos. Article source: ...

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Nigeria ‘will negotiate for schoolgirls’

Image copyright Boko Haram video Image caption The girls were seized from their school in northern Nigeria in April 2014 Nigeria’s president has said he is prepared to negotiate with Boko Haram militants to secure the release of about 200 schoolgirls. Muhammadu Buhari ...

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