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Fatma Samoura: Fifa secretary-general says UN work prepared her for role

Fatma Samoura (left) with Friedrich Curtius and Reinhard Grindel of the German FA at Euro 2016 Fifa secretary-general Fatma Samoura says the years she spent working in war zones for the United Nations have prepared her for her new job. The Senegalese, 54, started her role at

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July 29th, 2016

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Egypt convicts former auditor of spreading ‘false news’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hisham Geneina said the charges against him were politically motivated Egypt’s former top auditor, who was sacked after alleging government corruption, has been given a prison sentence for spreading “false news”. Hisham ...

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July 29th, 2016

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‘Nigerians executed’ in Indonesia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ambulances, some of them carrying coffins, arrived at Nusakambangan prison island earlier in the day Indonesia has executed the first four of 14 drug convicts on death row. One Indonesian and three Nigerians were killed by firing squad ...

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July 29th, 2016

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Kenya’s ice hockey team eye Olympics

27 July 2016 Last updated at 17:10 BST The Kenyan ice hockey team have been training on the only rink in East Africa and they hope to qualify for the Winter Olympics in 2018.

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July 28th, 2016

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Malawi’ President Mutharika to ban ritual sex abuse

An HIV-positive Malawian man, who says he is paid to have sex with children as part of initiation rites, has been arrested on the president’s orders. Eric Aniva was the subject of a BBC feature last week. Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika told Anne Soy that he ...

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July 28th, 2016

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DR Congo judge ‘pressured’ to convict Moise Katumbi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Moise Katumbi A judge in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said she was pressured by the intelligence service to convict opposition politician Moise Katumbi. Chantal Ramazani, who is now in hiding, believes the intention was to block ...

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July 28th, 2016

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‘I will get there alive by the grace of God’

The year 2016 could be the deadliest so far in the migration crisis, according to figures from the International Organisation for Migration. More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have perished so far this year trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. But many others are ...

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‘I will get there alive by the grace of God’

The year 2016 could be the deadliest so far in the migration crisis, according to figures from the International Organisation for Migration. More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have perished so far this year trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. But many others are ...

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July 28th, 2016

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Elephant killings in Africa ‘stabilise’ but threat continues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been a spike in illegal killings in Kruger National Park in South Africa The rapid growth in the illegal killing of African elephants seen since 2006 seems to have stabilised and may be decreasing. Two new reports indicate

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July 28th, 2016

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Elephant killings in Africa ‘stabilise’ but threat continues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been a spike in illegal killings in Kruger National Park in South Africa The rapid growth in the illegal killing of African elephants seen since 2006 seems to have stabilised and may be decreasing. Two new reports indicate

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July 28th, 2016

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