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Vaccine sprint

How do you protect millions of people from a deadly disease in the space of a few weeks? That has been the challenge after a yellow fever outbreak has killed more than 400 people in Angola and neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Photographer Tommy Trenchard has been ...

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August 28th, 2016

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Newcastle sign Murphy and Morocco’s Lazaar

Daryl Murphy scored 67 goals during his five years at Ipswich Town Newcastle United have completed the signing of Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy and Moroccan left-back Achraf Lazaar for undisclosed fees. Republic of Ireland forward Murphy, 33, agreed a two-year deal after

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August 28th, 2016

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Leicester keen on Algeria’s Slimani

Algerian Islam Slimani has 31 goals in his 46 games for Sporting Lisbon Premier League champions Leicester City are in talks with Sporting Lisbon to sign Algeria forward Islam Slimani. Sporting want £34.1m (40m euros) for the 28-year-old, which the Foxes consider ...

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August 28th, 2016

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Siasia quits Nigeria saying he has ‘had enough’

Samson Siasia guided Nigeria to the bronze medal at the Rio Olympics Samson Siasia, who coached Nigeria’s men’s football team to a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, is quitting the game in his country because of what he describes as “a disrespectful ...

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August 27th, 2016

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Kei Kamara ends international break

Kei Kamara announced he was taking a break from Sierra Leone’s national team ten months ago. Former Norwich and Middlesbrough forward Kei Kamara has ended his international break and made himself available for selection ahead of Sierra Leone’s forthcoming 2017 ...

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August 27th, 2016

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Africa’s top shots: 19-25 August 2016

A selection of photos from Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week: Image copyright AFP Image caption An artist poses by his pieces of art at the Chale Wote festival in Ghana’s capital, Accra, on Sunday. Image copyright AFP Image caption The arts ...

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August 27th, 2016

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Endurance test

Image copyright AFP Image caption The “x” sign is used as a symbol of protest in Ethiopia When Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa crossed the line to take a silver medal in Rio, it should have been the defining moment of his career. His previous best moment ...

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August 27th, 2016

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Portraits from India

Image copyright (c) Mahesh Shantaram Image caption Hamza and Shukura from Nigeria, living in Jaipur, India In January, a Tanzanian student was assaulted and partially stripped by a mob in the southern Indian city of Bangalore after a Sudanese student’s car ran over and

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August 27th, 2016

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Portraits from India

Image copyright (c) Mahesh Shantaram Image caption Hamza and Shukura from Nigeria, living in Jaipur, India In January, a Tanzanian student was assaulted and partially stripped by a mob in the southern Indian city of Bangalore after a Sudanese student’s car ran over and

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August 27th, 2016

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Piers Edwards: From drug addict to medal winner

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cheick Sallah Cisse won Ivory Coast’s first-ever gold and Caster Semenya defied her critics It’s been a memorable Olympics for Africa. Here are 10 things we won’t forget: 1. Show stoppers Wayde van Niekerk achieved the ...

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August 27th, 2016

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