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Zimbabwe rip up Fifa’s artificial pitch

An artificial pitch donated by Fifa has been replaced by a natural surface at Harare’s Rufaro Stadium Zimbabwe has removed an artificial pitch that was donated by Fifa in 2008 ahead of the 2010 World Cup. As South Africa hosted the tournament, every nation on the ...

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July 31st, 2017

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Uganda name local interim coaches Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba

Local coaches Moses Basena (left) and Fred Kajoba will lead Uganda against Rwanda and Egypt The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has appointed Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba as the interim coaches of the national team. The two local coaches replace Milutin ...

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Mass Nigerian arrests for ‘homosexual acts’ in Lagos State

Image caption Displays of same-sex affection are illegal in Nigeria More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a ...

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Uganda name local interim coaches Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba

Local coaches Moses Basena (left) and Fred Kajoba will lead Uganda against Rwanda and Egypt The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has appointed Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba as the interim coaches of the national team. The two local coaches replace Milutin ...

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Gambia’s punt on the gambling industry

In 2015 The Gambia banned gambling. But the ban has now been lifted and the government argues that if properly regulated, it could significantly boost tax revenues. Lerato Mbele has more. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40754261

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South African farmers in ‘coffin case’ plead not guilty

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson are on trial in South Africa Two white farmers accused of forcing a black South African into a coffin and threatening to pour petrol over him and burn him alive have pleaded not guilty. Willem ...

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Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chris Msando said the electronic voting system he had helped develop could not be hacked The man in charge of Kenya’s computerised voting system has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Msando, an ...

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Yousra Elbagir: Big and beautiful in Sudan

Image copyright Yousra Elbagir/BBC Image caption Pills with fattening side-effects are widely available from illegal vendors in Sudan In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir looks at how some Sudanese women are turning to black market substances in ...

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Elephants in Malawi relocated as part of conservation project

Rangers in Malawi are taking on the mammoth task of moving hundreds of elephants into safer national parks. The animals have suffered a sharp decline in recent years due to poaching and loss of habitat. Video journalist: Nancy Ibrahim Article source: ...

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Mass Nigerian arrests for gay sex in Lagos State

Image caption Displays of same-sex affection are illegal in Nigeria More than 40 men have been arrested Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel

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