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Foolish prince

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At 16 years old, Iyasu took the opportunity of the death of the regent to claim personal rule A hundred years ago, the Ethiopian prince Lij Iyasu was deposed after the Orthodox church feared he had converted to Islam. But it also ...

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September 25th, 2016

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Former Olympic coach Siasia demands unpaid salary from Nigeria

Samson Siasia Samson Siasia, Nigeria’s former under-23 coach, has given the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a two-week ultimatum to settle its debt to him. Siasia says the NFF owes him five months’ salary arrears from the start of April to August 2016. The ...

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September 25th, 2016

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Mamelodi Sundowns reach African Champions League final

Mamelodi Sundowns Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa made it through to the 2016 African Champions League final, beating Zesco United of Zambia 2-0 in the second leg of their semi-final in Pretoria to advance 3-2 on aggregate. Sundowns had to overturn a first leg deficit ...

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September 25th, 2016

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Opposition rejects Gabon court’s ruling on Ali Bongo election win

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping (c) at a press conference in the capital Libreville Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping has said a constitution court ruling which upheld President Ali Bongo’s election victory was ...

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September 25th, 2016

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Former Olympic coach Siasia demands unpaid salary from Nigeria

Samson Siasia Samson Siasia, Nigeria’s former under-23 coach, has given the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a two-week ultimatum to settle its debt to him. Siasia says the NFF owes him five months’ salary arrears from the start of April to August 2016. The ...

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September 24th, 2016

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South African shops salvaging ‘expired’ goods

Supermarkets across the world have often been accused of letting their out-of-date products go to waste, although many are taking steps to try and combat this problem. In Denmark earlier this year, Europe’s first “sell-by” supermarket opened, selling ...

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September 24th, 2016

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Hungary PM suggests giant migrant city in Libya

Image copyright AP Image caption Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has taken a hardline stance on refugees and migrants entering the EU The European Union should set up a “giant refugee city” on the Libyan coast to process African asylum seekers before they ...

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September 24th, 2016

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Deep divisions over elephants to dominate key species meeting

Image caption The illegal trade in ivory has seen elephant numbers plummet The world’s biggest conference on species protection has opened in South Africa amid concern and division over the survival of elephants. The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered ...

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September 24th, 2016

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Ugandan police block gay pride parade

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ugandan activists held celebrations in August 2015 Ugandan police have blocked gay pride celebrations from happening in two resorts outside the capital, Kampala. Gay rights activist Frank Mugisha said more than 100 LGBTI people tried to ...

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September 24th, 2016

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Wilfried Bony: Stoke boss Mark Hughes defends striker’s attitude

Media playback is not supported on this device Hughes defends Bony’s attitude Stoke manager Mark Hughes dismisses newspaper reports that new signing Wilfried Bony has a bad attitude – and denies suggestions of player unrest. MATCH PREVIEW: Stoke City v West ...

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September 24th, 2016

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