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Switching allegiances

Image copyright AP Image caption Kenyan Ruth Jebet won gold in steeplechase for Bahrain In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene looks at the Olympians who switched allegiances. One of the big questions from the Rio Olympics is ...

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August 24th, 2016

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Piers Edwards: Michael Phelps v Africa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cheick Sallah Cisse won Ivory Coast’s first-ever gold and Caster Semenya defied her critics It’s been a memorable Olympics for Africa. Here are 10 things we won’t forget: 1. Show stoppers Wayde van Niekerk achieved the ...

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August 24th, 2016

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Dreams and despair in the desert: Africa’s new gold rush

The world’s newest gold rush is under way in the West African country of Mauritania. It follows a government decision to allow people to search for gold in the sand. Reporting by Hanan Razek, Filming/Editing by Andrew Brown Article source: ...

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August 24th, 2016

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Nigerian arrested for naming dog after President Buhari

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Buhari. The dog’s owner said he was inspired by the president’s “dogged” fight against corruption A Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari and painted the name on both sides of the ...

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August 24th, 2016

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African Champions League: Enyimba beat Mamelodi Sundowns

John Toshack has lead Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca to the semi-finals of the African Champions League Nigeria’s Enyimba finished off their African Champions League campaign with a 3-1 over South African side Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday. The result restored a ...

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August 23rd, 2016

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Confederation Cup: Algeria’s Bejaia edge into semi-finals

Algeria’s Mouloudia Bejaia have qualified for the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup Algerian club Mouloudia Bejaia edged into the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup with a 1-0 win over Ghana’s Medeama 1-0 on Tuesday. The victory over the visiting Ghanaian ...

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August 23rd, 2016

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DR Congo elections: Opposition strike cripples Kinshasa

Image caption The capital is a stronghold of the opposition A strike called by the opposition to force the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila to step down at the end of his term has crippled businesses in the capital. Shops in Kinshasa were closed ...

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August 23rd, 2016

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South Sudan conflict: Riek Machar in Khartoum for ‘medical treatment’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Riek Machar has not been seen in public since fleeing Juba last month Riek Machar, who was sacked as South Sudan’s vice-president last month, is in Sudan to receive “urgent medical attention”, the state news agency says. ...

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August 23rd, 2016

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Cameroon coach Broos to experiment against Gambia

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos says he will combine experimentation with a need to win in his side’s final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia. His side top Group M with 11 points and have already qualified for Gabon 2017. The Belgian coach is looking to extend ...

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August 23rd, 2016

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Can Senegal stop school beggars?

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has given orders to remove begging children from the capital’s streets where an estimated 30,000 minors beg each day. The country is 95% Muslim and child begging is often organised by Koranic teachers, making the practice ...

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August 23rd, 2016

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