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Tunisian held over Berlin market attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Twelve people died in the lorry attack A 40-year-old Tunisian man has been detained in Berlin in connection with last week’s attack on a Christmas market, German state prosecutors say. They say his number was found on the phone of Anis

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December 28th, 2016

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Zambia’s Edgar Lungu orders military to fight army worms

Image caption Army worms can destroy entire fields Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has called in the air force to help contain an invasion of army worms in maize fields, his spokesman has said. Military planes are flying pesticides to the worst-affected areas so that ...

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Dickens Olewe: Are more African leaders ready to give up power?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Adama Barrow’s win in The Gambia has inspired many in Africa that a ballot revolution is possible It has been a mixed electoral year in Africa, with peaceful handovers of power, alongside allegations of rigging and incumbents refusing ...

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President Koroma warns officials to put house in order

President Koroma has warned that no one will be protected by Fifa President Ernest Bai Koroma has given Sierra Leone’s football guardians until March 2017 to resolve their differences. President Koroma waded into the country’s football feud by lashing out against

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Afcon 2017: Ex-England winger Wilfried Zaha named in Ivory Coast squad

Zaha has made 19 appearances for Crystal Palace this season, scoring three goals Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been named in Ivory Coast’s provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations. Zaha’s inclusion follows his decision to switch international ...

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Berlin truck attack: Tunisian ‘linked to Anis Amri’ held

Image copyright AFP Image caption Twelve people died in the lorry attack A 40-year-old Tunisian man has been detained in Berlin in connection with last week’s attack on a Christmas market, German state prosecutors say. They say his number was found on the phone of Anis

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Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto rejects gender equality bill

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Sultan of Sokoto says Muslims should be allowed to uphold their religious beliefs Nigeria’s most senior Muslim cleric has rejected a new gender equality bill, which proposes that women and men inherit an equal share. The Sultan of ...

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Time to go

Image copyright AFP Image caption Adama Barrow’s win in The Gambia has inspired many in Africa that a ballot revolution is possible It has been a mixed electoral year in Africa, with peaceful handovers of power, alongside allegations of rigging and incumbents refusing ...

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#IfAfricaWasASchool

Whether mourning the death of a musical giant, teasing presidents or launching protest movements, Africans took to social media in greater numbers than ever before in 2016. Here’s a look back at some of the most popular stories and hashtags. #TheOtherRoom The moment ...

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Egypt defender Rami Rabia to miss Nations Cup through injury

Al Ahly defender Rami Rabia will miss the Africa Cup of Nations with an ankle injury Egypt will be without the services of their Al Ahly defender Rami Rabia at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon because of injury. It is a blow for the Pharaohs who are back at Africa’s ...

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