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Idrissou dropped from Cameroon squad

Mohamadou Idrissou is one of the five players to be dropped from Cameroon’s final squad for the World Cup. The 34-year-old Kaiserslautern striker has struggled in recent times and missed a penalty in a 2-1 friendly loss to Paraguay last week. Otherwise coach Volker ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Egyptians mock social media monitoring

2 June 2014 Last updated at 17:50 BBC Trending What’s popular and why The Egyptian government has announced a plan to monitor social media for potential terrorist activity – to the alarm many in the country. “We are being watched” ( #احنا_متراقبين) is

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June 2nd, 2014

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SA will not renew Igesund contract

South Africa’s football association says it will not renew the contract of national team coach Gordon Igesund when it expires at the end of August. Igesund was appointed two years ago but has had a succession of disappointments as coach of Bafana Bafana. He failed in ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Abuja bans rallies over seized girls

2 June 2014 Last updated at 21:32 The schoolgirls are believed to be held in a remote part of Borno state Nigerian police have banned public protests in the capital Abuja for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls seized by Islamist militants in April. Abuja police ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Egypt satirist’s TV show cancelled

2 June 2014 Last updated at 18:13 The satirist posed with his writers and producers as he announced the show would end after almost three years One of Egypt’s most popular TV satire shows has come to an end, its creator Bassem Youssef has announced. The satirist said ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Rape ‘routine’ in DR Congo prisons

2 June 2014 Last updated at 15:23 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Freedom From Torture says rape is being used to intimidate women Security officials “routinely” rape women in prisons in DR Congo as punishment for their political ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Clerics killing sparks Kenya riots

2 June 2014 Last updated at 13:19 Kenyan police have fired tear gas to disperse rioters angry at the killing of two clerics accused of belonging to Islamist group al-Shabab. Police said the Muslim clerics were armed with guns and hand grenades. The protesters in the ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Malawi leader offers olive branch

2 June 2014 Last updated at 16:21 Peter Mutharika is the brother of a former president Malawi’s newly elected President Peter Mutharika has said he is offering an “olive branch” to ex-leader Joyce Banda after winning disputed elections. He was addressing ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Qatar bid probe nears conclusion

Fifa investigator and New York lawyer Michael Garcia plans to complete his probe of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process by 9 June. New allegations of corruption surrounding the 2022 tournament in Qatar surfaced on Sunday. Garcia met Qatari officials on Monday and ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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Libya clashes: 18 killed in Benghazi

2 June 2014 Last updated at 15:51 Forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar carried out air strikes in Benghazi on Sunday At least 18 people have been killed in intense fighting in eastern Libya, medics say. The fighting started when Ansar al-Sharia militants attacked ...

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June 2nd, 2014

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