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VIDEO: ‘World Cup is only for elite’

Some members of Brazil’s African community, based just outside Brasilia where the national team play on Monday, have told the BBC the World Cup may as well be taking place on another continent. They are upset at the amount of money spent on hosting the tournament and ...

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June 24th, 2014

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Kenyan warplanes ‘bomb al-Shabab’

23 June 2014 Last updated at 16:00 African Union troops have vowed to defeat the militants in Somalia Kenyan fighter jets have bombed the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia, killing more than 80 of its fighters, the African Union (AU) force in Somalia has said. The ...

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June 24th, 2014

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World Cup: Cameroon 1-4 Brazil

83:34 Offside, Brazil. Marcelo tries a through ball, but Oscar is caught offside. 82:16 Attempt blocked. Marcelo (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 81:40 Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Joel Matip. 81:34 Attempt blocked. Dani Alves (Brazil) right footed ...

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June 24th, 2014

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World Cup: Cameroon v Brazil

TEAM NEWS Alex Song is suspended for Cameroon following his sending off for elbowing Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic in the back. Benoit Assou-Ekotto headbutted team-mate Benjamin Moukandjo in that match and is unlikely to play, while Samuel Eto’o (knee) remains ...

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June 23rd, 2014

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South Africa platinum strike ‘over’

23 June 2014 Last updated at 18:12 A five-month platinum strike in South Africa is “officially over”, says the leader of the union behind the strike. Joseph Mathunjwa, the president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), said it had ...

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June 23rd, 2014

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Deadly blast hits Nigerian college

23 June 2014 Last updated at 18:08 The blast ripped through a car park within the premises of the Kanu School of Hygiene An explosion has struck a public health college in Nigeria’s second city of Kano, in the north, killing at least eight people, police say. At least ...

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June 23rd, 2014

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Shock at al-Jazeera Egypt sentences

23 June 2014 Last updated at 19:49 The three men are expected to appeal against their verdict The seven-year jail terms handed out to three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood have led to an international outcry. US Secretary of ...

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June 23rd, 2014

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Sudan death sentence woman ‘freed’

23 June 2014 Last updated at 17:18 Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to a baby daughter in prison A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for abandoning her Islamic faith has been freed from jail, her lawyer has told the BBC. Meriam Ibrahim’s death penalty was overturned by an ...

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June 23rd, 2014

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SA hunt for illegal miners’ killers

23 June 2014 Last updated at 11:41 There are often fatalities at abandoned gold mines where there is rivalry between illegal mining gangs South African police are hunting for the killers of eight illegal gold miners shot dead near Johannesburg over the weekend. Two of the ...

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June 23rd, 2014

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US unlocks military aid to Egypt

22 June 2014 Last updated at 17:44 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. US Secretary of State Kerry: “We want to contribute to the success of Egypt” The US has revealed it has released $575m (£338m) in military aid to Egypt that had been ...

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June 23rd, 2014

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