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Appiah prepares to name Ghana squad

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is preparing to name his World Cup squad on Monday, having already said he has a fair idea of the players he intends to take to Brazil. Yet that has not stopped intense debate in the country over who should be on the plane to Brazil and the factors ...

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May 10th, 2014

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Letter from Africa: When will Nigeria’s leader visit Chibok?

9 May 2014 Last updated at 08:06 In our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa in Lagos argues that Nigeria’s president has failed to show leadership over the Chibok abductions. The date 14 April 2014 will not go away in a hurry from the memory of ...

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South Sudan deal prompts aid demand

10 May 2014 Last updated at 12:11 Thousands of displaced South Sudanese are at risk of hunger, officials warn. Both signatories to a peace deal in South Sudan have been urged to permit shipments of food aid to reach a population in danger of mass hunger. Toby Lanzer, the ...

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Uche not angry at World Cup snub

Ikechukwu Uche says he harbours no bad feelings towards coach Stephen Keshi, despite being omitted from Nigeria’s provisional 30-man World Cup squad. The Villarreal striker was not picked by Keshi, despite scoring 12 goals in the Spanish top flight this season. Uche ...

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First Lady condemns Nigeria kidnaps

10 May 2014 Last updated at 12:53 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. US First Lady Michelle Obama said her family was “outraged and heartbroken” US First Lady Michelle Obama has said the mass kidnap of Nigerian schoolgirls is part of a ...

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Investigating rape and murder in South Sudan’s Bentiu

9 May 2014 Last updated at 00:12 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Some 30,000 people are sheltering at the UN compound in Bentiu The BBC’s Alastair Leithead travels to South Sudan’s oil hub of Bentiu to investigate reports of rape and

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Pistorius trial: Week seven round-up

9 May 2014 Last updated at 19:02 Oscar Pistorius returned to court in Pretoria this week after the judge adjourned the trial for a two-week break over Easter. The case restarted with defence calling two of the athlete’s neighbours to describe the moment they found him ...

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Nigeria schoolgirl abductions: Five questions

9 May 2014 Last updated at 16:14 As international experts arrive in Nigeria to help in the hunt for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted three weeks ago by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Nigeria analyst Andrew Walker answers five questions about the case: 1: Where are the

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Can a $7 gadget change the world?

9 May 2014 Last updated at 21:54 By Dan Simmons BBC Click presenter Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Dan Simmons reports from the slums of Nairobi at the launch of a project which could see 150,000 people own their own computer. The USB flash ...

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Michelle Obama to speak on Nigeria

10 May 2014 Last updated at 08:07 Michelle Obama has been actively campaigning for the release of the girls US First Lady Michelle Obama is to deliver her husband’s weekly presidential address to condemn last month’s abduction of Nigerian girls. First ladies ...

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