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Sofiane Feghouli left out of Algeria’s final Africa Cup of Nations squad

West Ham midfielder Sofiane Feghouli is a surprise omission from Algeria’s Nations Cup squad West Ham attacking midfielder Sofiane Feghouli was a surprise omission as Algeria announced their final squad of 23 for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Algeria’s

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December 31st, 2016

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The ordinary Africans hitting the headlines in 2016

30 December 2016 Last updated at 22:50 GMT Here is a look at just some of the ordinary Africans who have hit the headlines in 2016. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-38473883

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All aboard Morocco’s high-speed train

30 December 2016 Last updated at 15:11 GMT Morocco is set to have the first high-speed TGV train in Africa. It is undergoing its first phase of tests ahead of a planned launch in 2018. The BBC’s Nora Fakim takes a trip. Article source: ...

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China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kenya set alight 105 tonnes of ivory tusks in April to help tackle the illegal trade China has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. Conservation groups hailed the decision as “historic”

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Afcon 2017: Mali omit Boro’s Adama Traore from squad

Adama Traore has represented Spain at youth level but Mali were keen for him to join them Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore has been omitted from Mali’s provisional squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after failing to commit himself to the West African country. ...

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December 30th, 2016

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Afcon 2107: Mane to lead Senegal’s England-based stars

Mane has scored eight goals for Liverpool since joining them in the summer Senegal have included five England-based players in the 23-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The Teranga Lions could be spearheaded in attack by Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Mame Biram

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Nigeria rice ‘contaminated, not plastic’

Image caption Each bag of rice weighed 25kg (55lb) Lab tests on a consignment of rice seized by Nigerian customs officials show that the product is “contaminated” but not plastic, the National Agency For Food and Drugs (Nafdac) says. The rice contained bacteria ...

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Mali sends back migrants deported by France

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mali warned airlines to check the documents of people being deported Mali has sent back two people who were deported from France on the same planes they arrived on, questioning whether they were even Malian citizens. The pair were flown to ...

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Misery, Airforce, Old man

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Traditional African names have unique stories behind them Traditional African names often have unique stories behind them. From the day or time a baby is born to the circumstances surrounding the birth, several factors influence the

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The Kenyan girls celebrating non-FGM rite

Millions of women around the world are living with the effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), despite years of campaigns against the harmful practice. But among the Kalenjin in Kenya, FGM is slowly fading away, and an alternative rite of passage to being cut has been ...

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December 30th, 2016

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