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DR Congo are crowned CHAN champions

Florent Ibenge also led DR Congo to third place at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations The Democratic Republic Of Congo won the African Nations Championship (CHAN) for a second time on Sunday, beating Mali 3-0 in the final in Rwanda. The Leopards, coached by Florent Ibenge ...

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February 7th, 2016

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Bolasie ‘keen to learn’ from Adebayor

Crystal Palace’s DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie is looking forward to returning from a calf injury Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie says he is keen to learn from new signing Emmanuel Adebayor in a bid to add more goals to his game. Bolasie’s impressive ...

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February 7th, 2016

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Algeria recognises Berber language

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Algerian MPs passed the reforms by 499 votes to two, with 16 abstentions Algerian MPs have passed a package of reforms that include reinstating a limit on presidential terms and giving the Berber language official status. The ...

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February 7th, 2016

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Four killed in Burundi grenade attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Burundi’s soldiers have been patrolling the streets of Bujumbura after a series of recent grenade attacks Four people have been killed in Burundi in a grenade attack on a bar in the capital Bujumbura, officials say. Among the ...

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February 7th, 2016

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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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