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Nigerians mourn revered Muslim ruler

6 June 2014 Last updated at 17:44 Ado Bayero was a successful businessman and had worked as a banker, police officer, MP and diplomat Tens of thousands of people are attending the funeral for the emir of Kano, one of Nigeria’s most prominent and revered Muslim leaders.

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June 6th, 2014

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Nigeria squad hit by injury concerns

Nigeria duo Elderson Echiejile and Ahmed Musa have injury worries just a week before the start of the World Cup. Echiejile has a suspected hamstring strain and will miss Saturday’s final friendly against USA in Florida before the team heads for Brazil. Super Eagles ...

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June 6th, 2014

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Al Ahly look to life without Gomaa

Egyptian giants Al Ahly will be eager to strengthen their position at the top of their Confederation Cup group when they travel to Ivorians Sewe Sports this weekend. Ahly are two points clear at the summit of Group B, ahead of Etoile du Sahel who play Nkana, and the Cairo ...

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June 6th, 2014

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AUDIO: Welby: Boko Haram ‘of the utmost evil’

Islamist militant group Boko Haram are “of the utmost evil” and must continue to be tackled through prayer, Justin Welby has said. The Archbishop of Canterbury, who recently visited Nigeria, told the Today programme that he felt a “deep sense of ...

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June 6th, 2014

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Revered Muslim ruler dies in Nigeria

6 June 2014 Last updated at 11:32 Ado Bayero was a successful businessman and had worked as a banker, police officer, MP and diplomat The emir of Kano, one of Nigeria’s most revered Muslim leaders and a vocal critic of the Islamist Boko Haram militants, has died, aged ...

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June 6th, 2014

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How Somalia’s al-Shabab militants hone their image

6 June 2014 Last updated at 00:37 By Nel Hodge BBC Monitoring A recent al-Shabab directive that all its members change their mobile phone numbers shows how tech-savvy the al-Qaeda-linked Somali Islamist group remains and how their communications strategy is key to their ...

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June 6th, 2014

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VIDEO: Darfur United and the alternative World Cup

Darfur United are not a team known for playing in big football tournaments – in fact, they have rarely played on a real pitch, with a full team against another real team. But the group of refugees from western Sudan have travelled to Sweden for what some are calling ...

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June 6th, 2014

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CAR foes both commit war crimes

6 June 2014 Last updated at 04:36 Seleka fighters seized power in a March 2013 coup A UN report says there is “ample evidence” that both sides in the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity. However, it

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June 6th, 2014

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Seydou Keita joins Italian side Roma

Mali’s Seydou Keita has signed a one-year deal with Italian side AS Roma. The midfielder joins as a free agent after a six-month stint in Spain with Valencia, who he helped reach the semi-finals of the Europa League. The 34-year-old had been linked with a possible move

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June 5th, 2014

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VIDEO: Helmet camera captures bike robbery

A South African mountain biker has captured the moment he was held at gunpoint by thieves on his helmet camera. Malcolm Fox was riding a mountain trail in Somerset West in Western Cape Province when he was approached by three men who stole his bike, mobile phone and wallet. ...

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June 5th, 2014

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