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Yousra Elbagir: Global pariah

Image copyright AFP Image caption “No to punishment”, is a slogan used in Sudan to protest against US sanctions In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir of Sudan’s Elephant Media group explains what it is like to live in a country ...

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February 21st, 2017

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Nigeria backs challenger Ahmad in contest for Caf presidency

Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick says the country is backing the challenger to Issa Hayatou Nigeria’s Football Federation is backing a challenge to the long-serving President of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou. Mr Hayatou is standing for an eighth ...

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February 21st, 2017

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South Africa set to name coach after Mashaba loses appeal

Former South Africa coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has lost his application to block the country’s FA (Safa) from appointing another coach. This will enable Safa to name a new coach, which it hopes to do by the end of February. After being fired for gross ...

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February 21st, 2017

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Why are there still famines?

Image copyright Reuters The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. There have also been warnings of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Why are there still famines and what can ...

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February 21st, 2017

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Football returns to Maiduguri

Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Maiduguri has been at the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009. But recent military advances mean life is now returning to normal – to the extent that the city’s football team can once more play matches there, as

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February 21st, 2017

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Ravaged by war, now famine hits South Sudan

A state of famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world since 2011. The government and the United Nations report that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine. Alastair ...

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February 21st, 2017

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‘An aircraft knows no sex’

Thokozile Muwamba, a 24-year-old second lieutenant, has become Zambia’s first female fighter pilot. She tells the BBC about her love of aerobatics and why your gender does not matter in an aeroplane. Video journalist: Kennedy Gondwe Article source: ...

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February 21st, 2017

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Princess Anne marks SS Mendi tragedy in Southampton

Image caption Princess Anne was accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence Princess Anne has attended a memorial ceremony for more than 600 men who died in the sinking of the SS Mendi in the English Channel 100 years ago. The vessel was hit by cargo ...

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February 21st, 2017

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Dozens of migrants drown off Libya

Image copyright IFRC MENA Image caption Over 100 migrants are feared to have drowned while trying to cross the sea between Libya and Italy The bodies of 87 African migrants have washed ashore in the Libyan city of Zawiya, in the latest drowning tragedy to hit the region. It ...

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February 21st, 2017

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Nigeria back challenger Ahmad in contest for CAF presidency

Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick says the country is backing the challenger to Issa Hayatou Nigeria’s Football Federation is backing a challenge to the long-serving President of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou. Mr Hayatou is standing for an eighth ...

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February 21st, 2017

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