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Niger polls to go into run-off vote

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Issoufou is running for a second term Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou has failed to secure an outright majority in Sunday’s elections, taking the contest into a second round. Mr Issoufou took 48% of the vote, with jailed ...

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February 26th, 2016

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Deadly attack on hotel in Somalia

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Somali Youth League (SYL) hotel is frequented by government employees Militants have stormed a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving at least nine people dead, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab. The attackers set off a car bomb ...

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February 26th, 2016

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VIDEO: Customise your car, sir?

A group of young mechanics in South Africa are making a living remodelling the interiors of ordinary cars, adding bespoke, colourful and fresh features. The BBC went to meet the founders of White Wall Boys, David Gumede and Lesego Legoale, to find out how it all started. ...

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February 26th, 2016

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Fifa passes reforms before election

Fifa’s members are meeting in Zurich to vote for a new president The Fifa president will be limited to three terms in office, in a raft of reforms passed by world football’s governing body as it aims to recover from a corruption crisis. A new council will replace

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February 26th, 2016

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Fifa passes reforms before election

Fifa’s members are meeting in Zurich to vote for a new president The Fifa president will be limited to three terms in office, in a raft of reforms passed by world football’s governing body as it aims to recover from a corruption crisis. A new council will replace

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February 26th, 2016

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UN soldier kills own commander in Mali

Image copyright Minusma Image caption Chadians have been key contributors to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali has launched an inquiry after a Chadian soldier opened fire inside a UN base, killing his own commander and a doctor in the ...

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February 26th, 2016

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UN soldier kills own commander in Mali

Image copyright Minusma Image caption Chadians have been key contributors to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali has launched an inquiry after a Chadian soldier opened fire inside a UN base, killing his own commander and a doctor in the ...

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February 26th, 2016

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Sunday Oliseh quits as Nigeria coach

Sunday Oliseh has been in charge of Nigeria for just eight months Sunday Oliseh has resigned as coach of Nigeria citing contract violations, unpaid wages and lack of support. Oliseh has only been on the job for eight months. The 41-year-old’s decision to quit comes ...

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February 26th, 2016

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Key day for Fifa as election looms

Media playback is not supported on this device Who will replace Sepp Blatter at Fifa? Fifa will get a new president on Friday when 207 delegates from around the world gather in Zurich, Switzerland to vote for a successor to Sepp Blatter. In charge of world football’s ...

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February 26th, 2016

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Egypt FGM doctor finally loses licence

Image copyright Al-Masry Al-Youm Image caption Suhair al-Bataa died after undergoing surgery in 2013 A court in Egypt has finally revoked the licence of a doctor found guilty last year of the manslaughter of a 13-year-old girl who died after an illegal female genital ...

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February 26th, 2016

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