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Africa’s top shots

A selection of photos from across the African continent this week: Image copyright AP Image caption On Saturday, grandmothers take to the streets in Durban to demand more support to look after Aids orphans ahead of a big conference in the South African city about the ...

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July 24th, 2016

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Resigning gracefully

Image copyright AFP Image caption Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni is one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at the spate of resignations in the UK after the vote to ...

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July 24th, 2016

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Celtic complete deal for Ivorian defender Toure

Kolo Toure was in Glasgow for a medical on Saturday ahead of his move to Celtic Celtic have completed the signing of former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure on a one-year deal. The 35-year-old worked under manager Brendan Rodgers at Anfield and comes in to provide much needed ...

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July 24th, 2016

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Alex Song hopes to make ‘a great impact’ during Rubin Kazan loan

Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has joined Rubin Kazan on loan from Barcelona Cameroon midfielder Alex Song is hoping to “make a great impact” in Russia after joining top-flight club Rubin Kazan on a season-long loan from Spanish giants Barcelona. The 28-year-old ...

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July 24th, 2016

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Sierra Leone’s Sankoh feels ‘safe in Turkey’ amid political tension

Sierra Leone midfielder Alfred Sankoh Sierra Leone international Alfred Sankoh, who has signed for Turkish second tier league club Denizlispor, insists he feels safe in Turkey despite the current political tension in the country. A three-month state of emergency is in place ...

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July 23rd, 2016

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Sudan U-20s stun Nigeria to qualify for Zambia 2016

Victor Osimhen, top scorer at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup, could not prevent Nigeria from losing to Sudan Nigeria, the World Under-17 champions, failed to reach next year’s Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia, falling to a shock 3-4 home defeat to Sudan who sealed

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July 23rd, 2016

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Koffi Olomide case: Kenya deports singer over airport ‘kick’

Image copyright KTN Image caption The musician joked with the media after the apparent fight at the airport The Kenyan authorities have deported one of Africa’s biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, after he was filmed apparently kicking a woman. Footage of the incident at

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July 23rd, 2016

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Africa’s top shots

A selection of photos from across the African continent this week: Image copyright AP Image caption On Saturday, grandmothers take to the streets in Durban to demand more support to look after Aids orphans ahead of a big conference in the South African city about the ...

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July 23rd, 2016

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Touchy subject

Image copyright AFP Recent studies have suggested that condom use is on the decline in South Africa, which has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world. Some 2,700 young South Africans are infected with HIV every week – 74 % of them girls. The BBC’s ...

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July 23rd, 2016

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Emmanuel Igunza: Should Africa have a single passport?

Image copyright Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock Image caption Rwandan president Paul Kagame and Chad President Idriss Deby received the first two African Union passports The African Union has launched a new passport. A lot remains unclear about the document but here is what we do ...

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July 23rd, 2016

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