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Elizabeth Ohene: The wheelchair gap

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene considers the gap between Paralympic wonder and the reality for wheelchair users in Ghana. I have both my legs and both arms and I think it ...

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September 26th, 2016

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Hairy subject

Image copyright Thinkstock In our series of letters by African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions whether a South African school’s hair rules really were racist. As I followed the recent protests at a South African girls’ ...

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September 26th, 2016

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Mamelodi Sundowns are the ‘Denmark’ of the Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns Mamelodi Sundowns have become the ‘Denmark’ of the African Champions League, according to their coach Pitso Mosimane. The South African club booked their place in the 2016 final against Zamalek of Egypt by beating the Zambian outfit Zesco United

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September 26th, 2016

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Nigerian players understand delays over bonuses

Nigeria’s players understand they will have to wait to be paid outstanding bonuses as the football federation’s financial issues continue. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) wants to avoid a dispute ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia on 9 ...

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September 26th, 2016

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Mamelodi Sundowns are the ‘Denmark’ of the Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns Mamelodi Sundowns have become the ‘Denmark’ of the African Champions League, according to their coach Pitso Mosimane. The South African club booked their place in the 2016 final against Zamalek of Egypt by beating the Zambian outfit Zesco United

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September 26th, 2016

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Ivorian footballer Aurier gets jail term

Image copyright AFP Ivory Coast footballer Serge Aurier, who plays for Paris St-Germain (PSG), has been sentenced to two months in jail for elbowing a police officer. Aurier was also fined €600 (£521, $674) in damages over the incident at a Paris nightclub in May. He will ...

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September 26th, 2016

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Fifa says anti-racism taskforce had ‘completed work’

Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura was speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester Fifa has defended its decision to scrap an anti-racism taskforce after critics branded the move “a bad signal” and “disheartening”. The Fifa Taskforce Against Racism and ...

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September 26th, 2016

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Soap actor Znah-Bzu Tsegaye flees Ethiopia

Image copyright Sew Le Sew Image caption The actor is the latest high-profile Ethiopian to flee the country Prominent Ethiopian actor Znah-Bzu Tsegaye has sought asylum in the US after leaving the country about two months ago, he told Voice of America. The actor was in a ...

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September 26th, 2016

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Italy’s African village

Image copyright Francesco Pistilli Image caption Riace, a traditional village on the instep of Italy’s boot, has become known as a welcoming haven for migrants Image copyright Francesco Pistilli Image caption Its transformation started in 1998, when a boat of Kurdish ...

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September 26th, 2016

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South Africa’s second-hand toy rental market

In South Africa retail sales figures continue to decline, as prices go up because of the currency’s volatility. Shoppers have become cautious and parents are increasingly looking for cheaper toys to buy for their little ones. It is for this reason that Lyneve Pieterse and ...

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September 26th, 2016

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