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TP Mazembe win DR Congo title for a record 16th time

Five-time African champions TP Mazembe are the current holders of the Confederation Cup Moise Katumbi, the chairman of TP Mazembe, has dedicated his team’s latest triumph to the Congolese people. Five-time African champions Mazembe beat AS Vita Club 1-0 on Wednesday to

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July 20th, 2017

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Africa Cup of Nations moved to June and July and expanded to 24 teams

The Africa Cup of Nations will feature 24 teams from 2019 onwards The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in June and July, the Confederation of African Football has confirmed. The tournament is usually held in January and February, causing disputes with European clubs ...

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Djibouti FA dissolves national team to ‘stop poor results’

Djibouti’s Football Federation is run by Souleiman Hassan Waberi, a Confederation of African Football Executive Committee member The Djibouti Football Federation (FDF) has dissolved the national football team in a bid to ‘stop poor results’. The FDF ...

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Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams from 2019 event in Cameroon

The Africa Cup of Nations will feature 24 teams from 2019 onwards The Africa Cup of Nations will be contested by 24 teams when the next tournament takes place in 2019, in Cameroon. The Confederation of African Football’s executive committee rubber-stamped the proposal ...

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Aids deaths halve as more get drugs

Image copyright Getty Images Deaths linked to Aids have halved in a decade, official figures shows. The condition, which is caused by HIV, used to be one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. A report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) showed ...

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Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, ‘killed by hunter’ in Zimbabwe

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS Image caption Sad inheritance: The much-loved Zimbabwean lion Cecil was killed in 2015 Two years after Cecil the lion was killed by a trophy-hunter in Zimbabwe, prompting global outrage, his son may have met a similar sad ...

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Teens from Burundi robotics team go missing in US

Image copyright Twitter/DC Police Department Image caption Washington’s police posted fliers of the missing teenagers on its Twitter account Six teenagers from Burundi taking part in a robotics competition in the US have been reported missing, police say. Four boys and

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Behind the scenes of BBC team’s Madagascar rainforest trek

Go behind the scenes with the BBC team as they trek deep into the rainforest of Madagascar to report on illegal sapphire mining, which is threatening rare lemurs. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40643675

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A Kenyan artist imagines what the Maasai people would look like in space

Jacque Njeri is a 26-year-old artist from Kenya. In her latest project called #MaaSci she imagines what the Maasai people would look like in space. Here’s how the idea came about and what message she hopes to send. (Pictures: Jacque Njeri – on Instagram: ...

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Debating Africa

Image caption The show is recorded in front of a live audience The BBC Africa debate is a monthly discussion programme for and about Africa. We bring together business leaders, political leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, and you, the citizens of Africa to debate the ...

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July 20th, 2017

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