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2018 World Cup: Crucial games for Africa’s hopefuls

African champions Cameroon have qualified for the World Cup seven times in the past more than any other from the continent Algeria, Ghana and African champions Cameroon face a crucial week of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Cameroon coach Hugo Broos admits their campaign is ...

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August 30th, 2017

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N|uu: S. Africa’s oldest San language on the edge of extinction

At the age of 84, Katrina Esau and her sisters are the last three speakers of N|uu. Inside a small wooden hut, she teaches the 112 sounds and 45 distinct clicks of N|uu to a group of local children. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41089936

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August 30th, 2017

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African protests over the CFA ‘colonial currency’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The arrest of Kemi Seba reignited the anti-CFA currency protest A controversial Franco-Beninese activist who was charged over burning a 5,000 CFA note has been acquitted by a court in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Kemi Seba was arrested ...

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August 30th, 2017

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South Africa student receives $1m loan in error

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The university says the student will need to pay back all the money A South African university is investigating how a student was mistakenly given a 14m rand ($1m; £770,000) loan. The error became known after an image of a receipt showing ...

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August 30th, 2017

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Tunisia’s Aymen Abdennour loaned to Marseille from Valencia

Tunisia defender Aymen Abdennour has signed for French club Marseille on loan deal from Spain’s Valencia. The 28-year-old returns to France after two seasons in Spain. He previously played for Toulouse and Monaco, in Ligue 1. Abdennour played in all four of ...

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August 30th, 2017

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Zipline plans Tanzania drone expansion

Image copyright Zipline Image caption Packages are dropped from the drones, which do not land until their return to base US robotics company Zipline, which launched the world’s first commercial drone delivery service, in Rwanda, says it is close to expanding to ...

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August 30th, 2017

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Cameroon bans ‘opposition’ English-language TV channel

Image copyright Scbc Image caption SCBC broadcasts news and discussion programmes of interest to English-speaking Cameroonians Cameroon has banned people from watching a popular television station that says it represents the interests of the English-speaking population. ...

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August 30th, 2017

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Losing your voice

Image caption Katrina Esau is working hard make sure that the language of her childhood outlives her Katrina Esau is working hard to save the language of her childhood from dying out. At 84, Ms Esau is one of the last three fluent speakers of N||uu, one of the languages ...

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August 30th, 2017

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Nomsa Maseko: Shock and fear amid SA cannibalism case

Image caption Police found several human body parts during a raid in a traditional healer’s house Fear has gripped the village of Shayamoya in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province after the discovery of a decapitated body. The family of Zanele Hlatshwayo, 25, ...

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August 29th, 2017

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Sone Aluko: Reading sign Nigeria forward from Fulham on four-year deal

Sone Aluko played against Reading in last season’s Championship play-off semi-final Reading have signed Fulham forward Sone Aluko on a four-year contract, in a deal believed to be worth about £7.5m. The 28-year-old Nigeria international, who can play up front or on the

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August 29th, 2017

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