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Why some African governments are clamping down on churches

Media captionWhat will stop the rise in bogus preachers in Africa? Some governments and organisations in Africa are starting to think churches should be held accountable to a being other than God. Of concern to many with interests in the Christian faith are the ...

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February 7th, 2016

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Tunisia builds anti-terror barrier

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The barrier is designed to be impassable by vehicles Tunisia says it has completed the first part of a 200km (125-mile) barrier along its border with Libya, designed to deter terrorism. The barrier is made of sand banks and water ...

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February 7th, 2016

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The snipers trained to protect rhinos

In Kenya’s Borana nature reserve, drastic new measures are being taken to protect vulnerable rhinos from poachers who kill the animals for their horns, writes Chris Haslam. You never expect Africa to be cold, but up here on Kenya’s Laikipia plateau, it’s ...

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February 7th, 2016

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South Sudan backs Infantino Fifa bid

Gianni Infantino has strong European backing to become Fifa president South Sudan will support Gianni Infantino’s bid to be Fifa president. On Friday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) voted to back the other leading contender, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim ...

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February 7th, 2016

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Burkina militants free Australian woman

Image copyright Djibo soutient Dr Ken Elliott/Facebook Image caption Ken and Jocelyn Elliott have received an outpouring of support from people in Djibo Militants have freed an Australian woman kidnapped with her husband last month in Burkina Faso, releasing her in ...

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February 7th, 2016

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DR Congo and Mali to contest CHAN final

The DR Congo lifted the trophy in 2009 when they won the maiden CHAN tournament The Democratic Republic of Congo will aim to lift the African Nations Championship (CHAN) trophy for a second time when they play Mali in the final in Rwanda on Sunday. It will be an intriguing ...

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February 6th, 2016

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Caf ‘facing opposition from half of Africa’

Liberia FA chairman Musa Bility is backing Prince Ali of Jordan in the Fifa presidential race. Half of Africa’s federations look set to oppose the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf’s) instructions to support Sheikh Salman in this month’s Fifa ...

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February 6th, 2016

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‘Further arrests’ over UK pilot killing

Image copyright Simon Courage Image caption Roger Gower was tracking poachers in the Maswa Game Reserve in northern Tanzania Five people have now been arrested over the killing of a British pilot whose helicopter was shot down by poachers in Tanzania, his employer has said. ...

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February 6th, 2016

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Somali airliner ‘was holed by bomb’

Media captionSomalia plane: Video shows hole in fuselage A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia’s Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say. “It was a bomb that exploded in the Daallo Airlines ...

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February 6th, 2016

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Moses is ‘committed’ to Nigeria

Victor Moses last played for Nigeria against France at the 2014 World Cup West Ham winger Victor Moses has reiterated his commitment to Nigeria after he was accused by fans and local media in Nigeria of putting club before country. Moses, 25, starred as Nigeria clinched the ...

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February 6th, 2016

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