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Orla Guerin: Sousse ready to re-open after beach attack

Image copyright AFP Two years after the deadly shootings at Sousse in Tunisia, the walls and the economy of the resort town are still marked by the tragedy while the hotel where the attack took place prepares to re-open. Bullet holes still pock mark the walls of a side ...

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February 28th, 2017

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Nigeria striker Egbuchulam joins Swedes BK Hacken on loan

Chisom Egbuchulam signs the contact to join BK Hacken Nigeria forward Chisom Egbuchulam has joined Swedish club BK Hacken on a season-long loan from Enugu Rangers. He has the option of a three-year permanent move to the 2016 Swedish Cup champions The 25-year scored 16 goals ...

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February 28th, 2017

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Why Zimbabwe has declared Harare’s roads to be a disaster

The potholed roads in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, are an increasing hazard for drivers. They are especially dangerous following heavy rains, as standing water hides some of the potholes. Some residents have taken advantage of the poor state of the roads to fix potholes

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February 28th, 2017

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Commonwealth Games 2022: Durban ‘may drop out as host’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Durban won the bid to host the Games in 2015 Durban may be unable to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games because of financial constraints, South Africa’s sports minister has said. “We gave it our best shot but we can’t go ...

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February 28th, 2017

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Tunisia beach attack: British families to sue TUI

Image caption CCTV footage of the Tunisia beach attack gunman roaming the hotel complex Relatives of the British victims of the Tunisia terror attack will sue tour operator TUI, a lawyer representing many of the families has said. The announcement was made after a coroner ...

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February 28th, 2017

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Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse

Image copyright Unicef/Romenzi Image caption Many migrant children are kept in detention centres in Libya The United Nations has warned that large numbers of children are still risking their lives to make the dangerous journey from Libya to Italy. Unicef says almost 26,000 ...

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February 28th, 2017

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Alastair Leithead: Emerging from South Sudan’s swamps

Media captionThe BBC’s Alastair Leithead is in the rebel-held town Thonyor in Leer County Three years of civil war in South Sudan have driven thousands of families into the marshes of the Nile to hide from the fighting. A famine has been declared some parts. The ...

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February 27th, 2017

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Togolese striker Francis Kone saves opponent’s life

Kone (left) has been labelled a hero after his actions Togolese striker Francis Kone saved the life of goalkeeper Martin Berkovec, who nearly swallowed his tongue during a Czech league match. Slovacko’s Kone acted fast after Berkovec had collided with his Bohemians ...

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February 27th, 2017

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South Africa’s Saidy Brown: ‘Why I shared my HIV status on Twitter’

Image copyright Saidy Brown Image caption Saidy Brown was born HIV-positive, but didn’t know until she was 14 “When I found out at 14 that I was HIV-positive, I didn’t think I would live to see 18, I am turning 22 this year.” Since Saidy Brown tweeted

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February 27th, 2017

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Nigeria to play friendlies in London

Nigeria players celebrate during the victory over Algeria Nigeria have lined up international friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London in March. The Super Eagles will face the Teranga Lions on 23 March and the Stallions four days later as part of their build-up ...

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February 27th, 2017

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