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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic wants Wilfried Bony after missing out on Carlos Bacca

Wilfried Bony joined Swansea for a club-record £12m from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013 West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is interested in signing Manchester City forward Wilfried Bony, but will not “beg” anyone to join the club. Strikers Andy Carroll and record ...

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August 25th, 2016

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African Champions League: Morocco’s Wydad top Group A

John Toshack has lead Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca to the semi-finals of the African Champions League Wydad Casablanca of Morocco earned the point they needed away to to Zesco United of Zambia to finish top of Group A in the African Champions League. The two sides drew ...

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August 25th, 2016

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Johannesburg mayor election: Why Nelson Mandela’s party was ousted

Young Johannesburg voters tell the BBC why talk of apartheid is no longer such a big factor in South African politics as the city this week gets a new mayor from the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party. It is the first time since the end of white-minority rule in 1994 ...

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August 25th, 2016

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‘New era’ for South African athletics

Wayde van Niekerk broke the 400m world record to win gold for South Africa in the most successful Olympics ever for the country, which was banned for decades from taking part in the Olympics during apartheid. Elana Meyer, who won a silver medal in the 10,000m race when the ...

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August 24th, 2016

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What’s Up Africa: Is Malawi ‘too good’ to win medals?

The 45 medals grabbed by Africa in Rio made the Games the most successful Olympics for the continent. However, Malawi was among the 27 African countries that went home empty-handed. Satirist Ikenna Azuike is in Malawi to find out why for What’s Up Africa. Article source: ...

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August 24th, 2016

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Zola Budd triggered UK cabinet row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zola Budd (R) competing during the 3,000m in the 1984 Olympics A campaign to fast-track British citizenship for South African runner Zola Budd triggered a major government rift, newly released documents show. The Foreign Office ...

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August 24th, 2016

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South Africa finance minister won’t submit to police

Image copyright AFP South Africa’s finance minister has said he will not appear before the police despite a request to do so. Pravin Gordhan says allegations against him related to his time as head of South Africa’s tax agency are wholly unfounded. Mr Gordhan ...

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August 24th, 2016

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Nigeria banks banned from foreign currency deals

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Bank customers, especially those who import and export goods, will be affected by this ban Nine Nigerian banks have been suspended from foreign currency trading for not paying money owed to the government, a central bank source has ...

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August 24th, 2016

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Switching allegiances

Image copyright AP Image caption Kenyan Ruth Jebet won gold in steeplechase for Bahrain In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene looks at the Olympians who switched allegiances. One of the big questions from the Rio Olympics is ...

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August 24th, 2016

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Piers Edwards: Michael Phelps v Africa

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 24th, 2016

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