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Afcon 2017: The story so far

The Africa Cup of Nations is entering its final week and Gabon is gearing up for the semi-finals. The tournament is down to the final four and on Sunday one of them will be crowned as the continent’s champions.

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January 30th, 2017

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Baba Masaba: Nigerian man with 86 wives dies aged 93

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women sought out Baba Masaba believing he could heal cure their illnesses A former Muslim preacher in Nigeria who had at least 86 wives has died aged 93. Mohammed Bello Abubakar, known as Baba Masaba, died at his home in central ...

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January 30th, 2017

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Kenyan couple hailed online for frugal $1 wedding

Image caption Wilson Mutura and his bride Ann opted to have a low-key wedding ceremony in Nairobi without cakes, flowers or decorations A Kenyan couple unable to afford the expense of a wedding have earned plaudits on social media for pursuing “a budget option $1 ...

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January 30th, 2017

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Sadio Mane: Liverpool to fly Senegal striker back from Africa Cup of Nations

Sadio Mane has scored nine goals for Liverpool this season Liverpool have arranged for a private jet to fly striker Sadio Mane back from the Africa Cup of Nations to give him a chance of facing Premier League leaders Chelsea at Anfield on Tuesday. Mane is available again ...

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January 30th, 2017

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Egypt seal semi spot with late winner

Egypt are the most successful side in the competition’s history with seven titles Egypt knocked out Morocco to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals as substitute Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim prodded home a dramatic 87th-minute winner. Mohammed Salah had twice been ...

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January 30th, 2017

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Afcon 2017: Senegal ‘baffled’ by another early exit

Senegal’s players suffered another Africa Cup of Nations disappointment in Gabon The president of Senegal’s football association says he’s baffled by the country’s continuing failure to win a maiden Africa Cup of Nations title. Senegal were eliminated

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January 30th, 2017

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Nigeria’s pay-as-you-go solar solution

There is speculation about whether US President Donald Trump will continue with projects started by his predecessor when it comes to Africa. Power Africa was President Obama’s big African move – an initiative to bring together all the players in the energy ...

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January 30th, 2017

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Uganda’s enterprising paper bag lady

When the Ugandan government banned plastic bags, Rusia Orikiriza was a young student, but she spotted a business opportunity. She began manufacturing and supplying bags and boxes made from recycled paper. Before she had graduated she was employing almost 80 people. Article ...

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January 30th, 2017

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Egypt seal semi-final spot with late winner

Egypt are the most successful side in the competition’s history with seven titles Egypt knocked out Morocco to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals as substitute Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim prodded home a dramatic 87th-minute winner. Mohammed Salah had twice been ...

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January 29th, 2017

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Afcon 2017: Dussuyer resigns as Ivory Coast boss

Michel Dussuyer has stood down as Ivory Coast manager following his team’s early elimination at the Africa Cup of Nations. The reigning champions were knocked out after losing 1-0 to Morocco. The Frenchman’s decision to resign after 18 months in the job was ...

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January 29th, 2017

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