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Al-Shabab claims Somali football attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption This is the fourth major al-Shabab attack in Somalia this year Islamist militant group al-Shabab has said it carried out Sunday’s attack in Somalia’s southern city of Baidoa that killed at least 30 people. A car bomb exploded ...

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February 29th, 2016

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Nigeria removes 24,000 ghost workers

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Buhari has vowed to tackle corruption in Nigeria The Nigerian government has removed nearly 24,000 workers from its payroll after an audit revealed they did not exist, the Finance Ministry has said. The move has enabled a monthly ...

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February 29th, 2016

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Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City (pens 1-3)

Willy Caballero saved three penalties in the shootout Willy Caballero was Manchester City’s hero as they beat Liverpool on penalties to win the League Cup at Wembley. The 34-year-old Argentine goalkeeper spectacularly rewarded the faith of manager Manuel Pellegrini ...

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February 28th, 2016

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Sundowns leave it late to beat Chicken Inn

A late Katlego Mashego penalty helped Mamelodi Sundowns beat Chicken Inn to advance A penalty deep into stoppage time from Katlego Mashego helped South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns beat Zimbabwe’s Chicken Inn 2-1 on aggregate to reach the next round of the African ...

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February 28th, 2016

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Caf congratulates Infantino on Fifa win

Caf President Issa Hayatou says new Fifa President Gianni Infantino has the ‘continued support’ of Africa. Issa Hayatou, the head of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), has formally written to Gianni Infantino to congratulate him after being voted in as ...

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February 28th, 2016

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Ajax Cape Town crash out of Confed Cup

Etoile du Sahel won the 2015 Confederation Cup A last-minute goal saw South Africa’s Ajax Cape Town lose 2-0 at home to visiting Sagrada from Angola, who win their Confederation Cup tie 3-2 overall. Arsenio Cabungula scored both goals for the Angolan side the all ...

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February 28th, 2016

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Ajax Cape Town crash out of Confed Cup

Etoile du Sahel won the 2015 Confederation Cup A last-minute goal saw South Africa’s Ajax Cape Town lose 2-0 at home to visiting Sagrada from Angola, who win their Confederation Cup tie 3-2 overall. Arsenio Cabungula scored both goals for the Angolan side the all ...

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February 27th, 2016

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St George, APR, Young Africans advance

Ethiopia’s St George were held to a 1-1 draw in Seychelles by St Michel United but still advanced 4-1 on aggregate in the African Champions League on Saturday. St George took the lead through Ramkel Lok in the first-half with the hosts equalising after the break. The ...

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February 27th, 2016

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VIDEO: Mugabe celebrates 92nd birthday

Lavish celebrations have been held in Zimbabwe for President Robert Mugabe’s 92nd birthday. The event reportedly cost almost $800,000 (£575,000). Nomsa Maseko reports. Article source: ...

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February 27th, 2016

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Mugabe’s 92nd birthday party criticised

Image copyright EPA Image caption Children read poetry praising Mr Mugabe as a visionary at the event Zimbabwe’s ruling party has been criticised for hosting lavish 92nd birthday celebrations for President Robert Mugabe while swathes of the population face food ...

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February 27th, 2016

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