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Cameroon to face France

Cameroon are top of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group and are in the final round of World Cup qualifiers France will play Cameroon in a friendly as part of their preparations to host the European Championship. Didier Deschamps’s team will take on Cameroon on

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February 8th, 2016

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Liberia protest Scala’s Fifa role

Swiss-Italian Domenico Scala is the head of Fifa’s Ad-Hoc Electoral Committee The man overseeing Fifa’s presidential polls should step aside due to conflict of interest, says the Liberian FA. Domenico Scala, who heads up Fifa’s Ad-Hoc Electoral Committee, ...

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February 8th, 2016

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VIDEO: Investing in South African schools

In a child’s school career, the kindergarten years were traditionally supposed to be happy and care-free. Nowadays even those early years of education are regarded as formal training, that should prepare toddlers for the future demands of life and work. South Africa is

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February 8th, 2016

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Freed Australian ‘to keep up aid work’

Media captionKidnapped Australian woman’s joy at being freed An Australian aid worker who was freed by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso has vowed to continue with her medical charity in the country. Jocelyn Elliott, 76, was released over the weekend after ...

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Witnesses’ names slipped out at ICC

Image copyright AFP Image caption The trial of former president of the Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo is the highest profile case the International Criminal Court has seen The International Criminal Court (ICC) has apologised after the public gallery heard the names of protected

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February 8th, 2016

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Sanusi criticises Buhari’s naira policy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lamido Sanusi was Nigeria’s central bank governor from 2009 to 2014 Respected former head of Nigeria’s Central Bank Lamido Sanusi has said the government should end its policy of trying to maintain the value of the ...

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Trapped SA mine workers ‘still alive’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Concerned locals have been waiting near the mine for news of the rescue operation There are signs that the three people trapped in a South African gold mine following an accident last week are still alive, rescuers say. The workers are ...

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Red carpet for Egyptian president’s car

Image copyright Nile News TV Image caption The military’s moral affairs department said the carpet was more than three years old The use of a red carpet for the motorcade of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has provoked criticism in Egypt. Cars carrying Mr Sisi and other

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Video ‘shows Somalia plane bomber’

Media captionCCTV footage shows ‘Somalia plane bomber’ Somali authorities have released a video showing a passenger being given a laptop they say contained a bomb that blew a hole in a passenger plane. The suspected bomber was reportedly blown out of the plane in

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Somali children ‘face death’ over drought

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some 260,000 people died in Somalia as a result of a drought earlier this decade More than 50,000 children in Somalia “face death” because of the ongoing drought there, the UN says. A stark warning issued by the UN’s ...

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