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Sunday morning at the Bamako Hippodrome

Image copyright Vincent Boisot When you think of the world of horse racing, Ascot, the Melbourne Cup or the lucrative Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe may come to mind. The hippodrome in Mali’s capital Bamako, may not see million-dollar prizes but it’s still a ...

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February 29th, 2016

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Sexwale explains Fifa vote withdrawal

Tokyo Sexwale admitted he was “not sure” how many votes he would have won Tokyo Sexwale withdrew from Friday’s Fifa presidential election because he was “realistic” about his chances and also wanted to create a sense of calm. The South African ...

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Kenya investigates airport attack leak

Image copyright SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is not under imminent threat, the authorities said Kenyan Airports Authority is investigating a leaked memo warning of planned al-Shabab attacks. The unconfirmed memo about attacks

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Kenya ‘lions sighting’ report false

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nairobi National Park is on the southern edge of Kenya’s capital Kenyan officials have said reports that two lions had been seen in the capital Nairobi were false. “Kenya Wildlife Service would like to confirm that there was no ...

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Assault row presenter jailed in Egypt

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Reham Saeed accused a woman of provoking sexual harassment by wearing “revealing clothes” A TV presenter in Egypt has been jailed for ‘violating the privacy’ of an assault victim interviewed on her show. Reham ...

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Sexwale explains Fifa vote withdrawal

Tokyo Sexwale admitted he was “not sure” how many votes he would have won Tokyo Sexwale withdrew from Friday’s Fifa presidential election because he was “realistic” about his chances and also wanted to create a sense of calm. The South African ...

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February 29th, 2016

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Nigerian FA and Oliseh embroiled in row

There is bad blood between Sunday Oliseh and the NFF The Nigerian Football Federation and former national team coach Sunday Oliseh have traded insults following the latter’s resignation. Oliseh quit on Thursday, blaming contract violations and unpaid wages. On its ...

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‘Hundreds killed’ in Nigeria clashes

Image copyright AFP Image caption The region has suffered for years with communal violence, often linked to cattle raiding Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into communal clashes, which have left hundreds dead in central Benue state. Mr Buhari ...

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Kenya police spot escaped lions

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nairobi National Park is on the southern edge of Kenya’s capital Two lions have been spotted by Kenyan traffic police near a major highway in the capital, Nairobi, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says. This comes 10 days after at ...

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Nigeria stampede: Ex-minister charged

Image copyright AFP Image caption The deadliest stampede took place at the Abuja National Stadium in the Nigerian capital Nigeria’s ex-interior minister has been charged with fraud over a botched recruitment drive, which resulted in stampedes that left 20 people dead. ...

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