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3,600 guests at Ghana’s record-breaking dinner table

A food seasoning manufacturer in Ghana has built a table which has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest in the world. The table can seat more than 3,000 guests. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39439417

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March 30th, 2017

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US beefs up muscle in Somalia fight

Image copyright Getty Images President Donald Trump has given the US military greater authority to attack militants in Somalia. The US provides military support to Somalia in its fight against al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliate, which is waging an armed insurgency in the ...

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March 30th, 2017

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Cameroon coach Hugo Broos welcomes Fecafoot inquiry

Coach Hugo Broos has told BBC Sport he welcomes an inquiry by the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) into the administrative problems suffered by the African champions. The latest issue was when the team were denied lunch at a hotel on Tuesday due to an unpaid bill. ...

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March 30th, 2017

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Egyptian club Al Masry train at home after five years

Al Masry players hold a moments silence ahead of their first training session at their home stadium in five years (photo courtesy Al Masry SC) Egyptian club Al Masry have trained at their home stadium for the first time since a riot lead to the death of more than 70 Al Ahly ...

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March 30th, 2017

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Kenyan takes gun-threat case to Fifa

Clifton Miheso has won 14 caps for Kenya and scored five goals Kenya international Clifton Miheso has filed a complaint to Fifa over his claim he was forced at gunpoint to end his contract with Golden Arrows. Miheso alleges the incident took place on 14 January at the South ...

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March 30th, 2017

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Kuki Gallmann’s Kenya safari lodge burned down

Image copyright Mukutan Retreat A luxury safari lodge in Kenya owned by Italian-born conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann has been burned down by suspected cattle herders. It is the latest attack in the drought-stricken Laikipia region by suspected herders, who have been

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March 30th, 2017

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"Like rolling down a hill in a trash can": Meet the Nigerian bobsleigh team

Nigerian bobsleigh driver Seun Adigun and brakewomen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga made the bold decision to form the world’s first all-African bobsleigh team in 2015. They are now on the verge of qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea. The team share ...

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March 30th, 2017

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Credentials, please

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mombasa county governor, Ali Hassan Joho is being investigated over his educational credentials In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu looks at why Kenya insists that its senior political leaders must hold

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March 30th, 2017

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Nigerian bobsleigh team races towards history

Fighting freezing winds, bone-breaking speed and up to five g-force, the Nigerian women’s bobsleigh team are training hard in western Canada. Driver Seun Adigun and brakewomen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga are all former professional track and field athletes. Their ...

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March 30th, 2017

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What’s Up Africa: How to report a stabbing in Kenya

BBC What’s up Africa satirist Ikenna Azuike puts Kenyan police in the dock this week, and shares some tips on how to tackle their slow response to crime. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39429641

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March 29th, 2017

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