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Future football stars

Media captionTraining the stars of the future in Lagos One of the world’s biggest and most successful clubs, Barcelona is launching a football academy in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. The academy, in Africa’s biggest city, is the first of its kind on the

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February 25th, 2017

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Lesotho’s ‘pilot’ fruit and flower farm

Fruit and flowers are the focus of a new commercial farming venture in the central region of Lesotho. The farm is the result of a World Bank pilot programme, which gives smallholders money to buy a stake in a 10-hectare farm and grow high-value crops such as apples, cherries

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February 25th, 2017

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Barcelona FC opens a football training school in Nigeria

Barcelona football club has opened a training school in Lagos, Nigeria. The academy will train children from around the region, in the hope of finding the future players for the club. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39085357

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February 25th, 2017

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Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption More Christian refugees from Sinai are expected to arrive in Ismailiya Dozens of Coptic Christian families in Egypt have fled North Sinai province after a number of killings in recent weeks by suspected Islamist militants. Many have now ...

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February 25th, 2017

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Martin Patience: Why is Nigeria’s president still in London?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rumours are rife about Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s health – and grip on power As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was beginning his latest visit to London more than a month ago, a new series of Big Brother ...

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February 24th, 2017

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Caf elections: Fifa president Infantino has ‘no say’ in matter

Gianni Infantino has been in charge of Fifa since February 2016 Fifa president Gianni Infantino has stated he has no influence on next month’s Confederation of African Football presidential elections. Infantino’s comments come after he attended a party on ...

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February 24th, 2017

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Caf elections: Amaju Pinnick criticised for vote revelation

Amaju Pinnick appears keen to want a new leader of Caf Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has been criticised for revealing who he will vote for in the Confederation of African Football presidential election. NFF Executive Committee member Chris Green has ...

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February 24th, 2017

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Briton Susan Howarth ‘killed and tortured’ in South Africa

Image copyright Celeste Combrink TLU SA Image caption Susan Howarth (pictured) who was an avid horse and dog lover according to friends, was killed after being tortured in her home A British woman has died after she and her husband were tortured at their home in South ...

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February 24th, 2017

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East Africa to track trucks from Mombasa port to stop theft

Image caption The electronic device will help to improve the process of transporting goods East African customs authorities have adopted an electronic system to track lorries travelling between Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to speed up journeys. The trackers will allow officials ...

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February 24th, 2017

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Africa’s top shots: 17-23 February 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption A traditional praise singer chants from the public gallery in South Africa’s parliament ahead of the finance minister’s presentation of the budget on Wednesday… ...

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February 24th, 2017

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