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‘Saint of soccer’

Image copyright The Stanley Matthews Foundation/John D Cross Sir Stanley Matthews remains one of England’s most famous footballers and was known as the Wizard of Dribble. But he was also arguably the first global icon, paving the way for superstars such as Cristiano ...

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May 27th, 2017

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Trump foreign tour: G7 leaders turn attention to Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The leaders of the G7 are due to meet with leaders from five African countries Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations are due to meet African heads of state for talks on the migrant crisis. The leaders of Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Niger

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May 27th, 2017

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Nigeria schoolchildren seized in Lagos

Nigerian police are searching for six children abducted from their school on the outskirts of the main city, Lagos. The abductors freed four other children after “profiling” their parents, police said, apparently referring to the fact that they were not regarded ...

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May 26th, 2017

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Burundi orders couples to wed amid drive to ‘moralise society’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Burundi is one of the world’s poorest countries and some say they cannot afford to marry Cohabiting couples in Burundi have until the end of the year to get married or face legal consequences. The government order comes after ...

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May 26th, 2017

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Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers

Image copyright Barthazar Ndwayezu Image caption Rashamba Debola, 96, says she does not want to leave the forest Hunter-gatherers in Kenya have won an eight-year court battle against the government’s plan to evict them from their ancestral land in the Mau Forest. The ...

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May 26th, 2017

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Libya turmoil: Rival armed groups clash in capital, Tripoli

Image copyright AFP Image caption Smoke was seen rising over residential areas where the fighting broke out Libyan militia groups opposed to the UN-backed government have launched a series of attacks on loyalist forces in the capital, Tripoli. At least 28 people were killed ...

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May 26th, 2017

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Egypt hits ‘jihadist camps’ after attack on Coptic Christians

Image copyright EPA Image caption The funeral of some victims killed in the attack took place later in the day Egyptian forces have struck “terrorist training camps” in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said. State

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Guinea out of Under-20 World Cup

Guinea earned their only point of the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea with a 1-1 draw against England Argentina thrashed Guinea 5-0 on Friday at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea to knock the African side out of the tournament. Guinea finish bottom of Group A having ...

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May 26th, 2017

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Where has all the food aid gone in the world’s biggest refugee camp?

The UN says aid agencies are struggling to cope with the huge numbers of people arriving in Uganda after fleeing civil war in South Sudan. Listen to World Service’s Newsday programme on the BBC iPlayer Video produced by Daniel South. Article source: ...

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May 26th, 2017

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Zambia expels South Africa’s Mmusi Maimane

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mmusi Maimane wants South Africa to lodge a formal diplomatic protest with Zambia South Africa’s main opposition leader has been expelled from Zambia to prevent him from attending the treason hearing of his detained counterpart. The ...

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May 26th, 2017

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