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80s anxieties

Image caption The British government’s policy to South Africa in the 1980s was at times controversial The latest release of previously secret Foreign Office papers from the 1980s reveals a humorous footnote to the British government’s ambivalent attitude towards ...

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August 25th, 2016

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Ghost town

Media captionSpent cartridge shells still litter the streets of Bama The largest town that Boko Haram ever controlled still lies in ruins, frozen in time nearly 18 months after Nigeria’s military recaptured it from the Islamist militants. Bama’s streets are ...

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August 25th, 2016

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Nabil Bentaleb: Tottenham loan Algerian midfielder to Schalke

Nabil Bentaleb has played 19 times for Algeria Algeria international Nabil Bentaleb has joined German side Schalke 04 on a season-long loan from English Premier League side Tottenham. Bentaleb played only 13 times for Spurs last season because of injuries. The 21-year-old ...

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August 25th, 2016

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Somalia hunts for fake-cash bank teller

Image copyright iStock Image caption The money was taken from a bank safe and swapped with fake notes A bank teller at Somalia’s central bank is on the run after allegedly stealing $530,000 (£402,000), the bank’s governor Bashir Issa Ali has said. Senior cashier ...

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August 25th, 2016

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: ‘She is my daughter’

Image copyright Solomon Elusoji In our series of letters by African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks a mother’s desperate battle to recover her kidnapped toddler. For many victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in north-eastern ...

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August 25th, 2016

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Sierra Leone set up camp in Ghana ahead of Nations Cup tie

Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast drew 0-0 in their first Group I match last September Sierra Leone have set up a week-long training camp in Accra, Ghana to avoid pressure from home fans as they prepare for their 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast. The ...

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August 25th, 2016

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Salomon Kalou: Ivory Coast forward to miss Nations Cup tie

Salomon Kalou has played 83 times for Ivory Coast Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou is set to miss the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Sierra Leone after suffering two family bereavements. The 31-year-old Hertha Berlin player lost his father Antoine to a heart attack ...

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August 25th, 2016

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Kenya athletes angry at Rio shanty accommodation

Image copyright @weskorir Image caption Wesley Korir tweeted images of the area where the athletes are staying Kenyan athletes are stranded in a Rio shanty town where gunshots can be heard, following the closure of the Olympic village, the team captain says. Officials ...

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August 25th, 2016

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic wants Wilfried Bony after missing out on Carlos Bacca

Wilfried Bony joined Swansea for a club-record £12m from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013 West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is interested in signing Manchester City forward Wilfried Bony, but will not “beg” anyone to join the club. Strikers Andy Carroll and record ...

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August 25th, 2016

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African Champions League: Morocco’s Wydad top Group A

John Toshack has lead Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca to the semi-finals of the African Champions League Wydad Casablanca of Morocco earned the point they needed away to to Zesco United of Zambia to finish top of Group A in the African Champions League. The two sides drew ...

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August 25th, 2016

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