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Nigeria’s Echiejile to miss World Cup

Nigeria defender Elderson Echiejile will miss the World Cup because of a muscle injury. The 26-year-old Monaco player limped out of Nigeria’s 0-0 friendly draw against Greece in Philadelphia on Tuesday shortly before half-time. Echiejile underwent a scan where the ...

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June 7th, 2014

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Nigerian army raids newspaper depots

7 June 2014 Last updated at 19:22 The Nigerian army has carried out raids on distribution centres handling several of leading national newspapers. The newspapers said their delivery vans had been searched and vendors questioned across the country, and copies of the papers ...

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June 7th, 2014

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Rogue general divides Libyans

7 June 2014 Last updated at 13:28 By Mary Fitzgerald Benghazi Tripoli protesters smash makeshift coffin scrawled with the names of hardline Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia Libya has been hit by unrest since the overthrow of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011. In the ...

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June 7th, 2014

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Jacob Zuma in hospital for tests

7 June 2014 Last updated at 13:14 Jacob Zuma was sworn in two weeks ago for a second term in office South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to hospital for tests, his office has announced. “Yesterday President Zuma was advised to rest following a ...

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June 7th, 2014

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Many killed in DR Congo fighting

7 June 2014 Last updated at 16:33 At least 30 people have been killed in an inter-ethnic attack on a village in the South Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, say local officials. Witnesses say the dead included women and children, some killed inside a church ...

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June 7th, 2014

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Egypt court voids tear-gas verdicts

7 June 2014 Last updated at 16:31 Experts say the detainees would have died in agony, gasping for air An appeals court in Cairo has overturned the conviction of four Egyptian policemen over the deaths of 37 detainees last August. The deputy chief of Heliopolis police station

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June 7th, 2014

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Coton Sport stage thrilling comeback

Coton Sport of Cameroon staged a thrilling comeback away to Asec Mimosas of Ivory Coast to win their African Confederation Cup fixture 3-2. Coton Sport had Daouda Kamilou to thank for the victory after he scored two vital goals. He gave the visitors the lead after 21 minutes

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June 7th, 2014

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Vita force a draw away to Al Hilal

Sudanese side Al Hilal and AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo drew 1-1 in their African Champions League Group A match on Friday, after a sandstorm briefly interrupted the action in Khartoum. Vita salvaged a point thanks to a late strike from Lema Mabidi after ...

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June 7th, 2014

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VIDEO: ‘Good musicians make good money’

What does it take to find success in Africa’s music industry? Acclaimed Mozambican musician Stewart Sukuma – real name Luis Pereira – shares his views on how to make it to the top. Watch: Africa Business Report Music videos courtesy of Sukuma Productions ...

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June 6th, 2014

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Desabre eyes Esperance revival

Esperance will be desperate to avoid a third consecutive defeat in Champions League Group B on Sunday that would leave their campaign hanging by a thread. The Tunisians hosts countrymen CS Sfaxien and know they cannot afford to drop more points if they are to stand a chance ...

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June 6th, 2014

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