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Has Africa has lost its clout at Fifa?

Media captionWho will replace Sepp Blatter at Fifa? Five people are vying to become the next president of football’s crisis-hit world governing body Fifa in Friday’s election in the Swiss capital, Zurich. All the candidates are battling to get Africa’s ...

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February 25th, 2016

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Nigeria team rewarded after 30 years

Under-16 World Championship winner Akpoborie went on to play 13 times for the senior Nigeria team The Nigeria squad that won the first Fifa Under-16 World championship have been rewarded after a 30-year wait. New Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari has made good on a promise ...

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February 25th, 2016

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Kenyans labelled ‘thieves’ by president

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many Kenyans accuse Uhuru Kenyatta of failing to tackle corruption Kenyans are “experienced in stealing and perpetuating other crimes”, the president has said, during a state visit to Israel. Uhuru Kenyatta added that Kenya was ...

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February 25th, 2016

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How Africa has lost its clout at Fifa

Media captionWho will replace Sepp Blatter at Fifa? Five people are vying to become the next president of football’s crisis-hit world governing body Fifa in Friday’s election in the Swiss capital, Zurich. All the candidates are battling to get Africa’s ...

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February 25th, 2016

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Nigeria’s 1985 Golden Eaglets rewarded

Under-16 World Championship winner Akpoborie went on to play 13 times for the senior Nigeria team The Nigeria squad that won the first Fifa Under-16 World championship have been rewarded after a 30-year wait. New Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari has made good on a promise ...

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February 25th, 2016

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Torture and killings rife in Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of armed groups are battling for control in Libya, the UN report says, and many are guilty of a wide range of abuses Killings and torture are being committed with impunity by all sides in Libya, according to a UN report. Human ...

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February 25th, 2016

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Al-Shabab killed ‘180 Kenyan troops’

Image copyright AP Image caption The killed troops were part of an African Union force in Somalia At least 180 Kenyan troops were killed when al-Shabab attacked their base last month, Somalia’s president has said. Kenya’s army said the number was untrue, but ...

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February 25th, 2016

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Al Ahly appoint former Spurs boss Jol

Al Ahly will be Martin Jol’s first experience of coaching in Africa Former Tottenham and Fulham manager Martin Jol has been appointed as the new coach of Egyptian giants Al Ahly. The Dutchman replaces the Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro who left the club in January to ...

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February 25th, 2016

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Egypt says Sinai jet crash ‘terrorism’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Debris from the downed jet was spread over a wide area of the Sinai desert Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has officially acknowledged for the first time that the crash of a Russian airliner in the Sinai peninsula last October was a ...

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February 25th, 2016

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Prince Ali loses Fifa vote delay bid

Prince Ali is one of five contenders to become the new head of world football’s governing body Friday’s Fifa presidential election will go ahead as planned after candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein lost a bid to have it suspended. Prince Ali, 40, is unhappy with ...

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February 25th, 2016

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