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Zambian referee ready for U20 adventure

Jan Sikazwe has now set his sights firmly on the 2018 World Cup in Russia Zambian referee Jan Sikazwe will add another feather to his burgeoning reputation when he officiates at the Fifa under-20 World Cup. The 37-year-old is one of 22 referees invited to control matches at ...

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May 20th, 2017

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Libya death toll ‘rises to 140’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many of those killed were from the Libyan National Army, seen in action in this file photo Reports suggest as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people ...

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May 20th, 2017

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Marc Wilmots names his first Ivory Coast squad

Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou has already declared he will not be playing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations New Ivory Coast coach Marc Wilmots has named his first squad since getting the job in March. Ivory Coast face the Netherlands in a friendly on 4 June and Guinea in

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May 19th, 2017

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Coach Broos says ‘Matip doesn’t want to play for Cameroon’

Matip snubbed Cameroon’s successful Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Gabon Cameroon coach Hugo Broos says the Joel Matip “case” is closed and the defender is no longer in his plans. Liverpool’s Matip was one of several players who snubbed ...

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May 19th, 2017

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Will the Ivory Coast mutiny affect business?

In the second military mutiny of 2017, angry soldiers in Ivory Coast took control of the country’s second largest city Bouake. Gunfire was heard in the commercial capital Abidjan and the main cocoa port of San Pedro. The BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports from the ...

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May 19th, 2017

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‘I got hooked on Shakespeare, it was an outlet’

A group of homeless men in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, have found solace and hope in performing plays written by English playwright William Shakespeare. The city’s abandoned buildings have been dubbed “the dark home” by the thousands of men and ...

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May 19th, 2017

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Italy’s first black minister ‘vindicated’ by racist slurs verdict

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mario Borghezio made a series of racist comments about C├ęcile Kyenge Italy’s first black minister has said she feels “vindicated” after winning a four-year court battle against a far-right MEP who made repeated racist slurs

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May 19th, 2017

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Libya clashes ‘kill 60’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spokesman for a government-linked faction says they liberated the airbase At least 60 people have reportedly been killed after an attack on a military base in southern Libya following clashes between rival factions. Most of those killed ...

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May 19th, 2017

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Macron in Mali: France will be ‘uncompromising’ in fight against terrorists

Image copyright Reuters Image caption French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Mali Emmanuel Macron has said France will be “uncompromising” in the fight against “Islamist terrorists” in Mali, during a short visit to the country. France’s ...

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May 19th, 2017

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Guinea teenager allegedly held as sex slave in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images A teenager from Guinea in West Africa has escaped from an Australian house where she was allegedly being held as a sex slave, according to police. The 17-year-old girl had been brought to Sydney in early April by a man who offered her work as a ...

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May 19th, 2017

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