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Al-Shabab assassinates Somali MP

3 July 2014 Last updated at 11:01 Al-Shabab, which wants an Islamic state in Somalia, held the strategic town of Bulo-burde until March Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has shot dead a prominent MP in the capital, Mogadishu. Ahmed Mohamud Hayd was ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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Togo’s Ayite joins French club Bastia

Togo international winger Floyd Ayite has signed a three-year deal with French Ligue 1 side Bastia. The 25-year-old makes the switch following the expiration of his contract with Reims. Ayite had been linked to a number of English clubs but opted to work under former France ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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Burkina Faso’s French knicker-makers

2 July 2014 Last updated at 00:08 By Alex Duval Smith Ouagadougou Burkinabe tailor Oscar Dao raises the presser foot of his sewing machine, severs the white thread and carefully slides out a pair of dainty, pink lady’s underpants. “It is a real pleasure making ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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South Sudan in pictures: Threat of famine

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July 3rd, 2014

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VIDEO: The Masai who insist on cutting their girls

The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), where women’s genitals are altered or injured for non-medical reasons, is rife in parts of Africa. Dangers include severe bleeding, problems urinating, infections, infertility and increased risk of newborn deaths in ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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Ghana to have pre-World Cup contracts

Ghana will have contracts with players at future international tournaments to avoid the problems encountered at the 2014 World Cup over bonus payments. The players took strike action because they had not been paid prior to Brazil 2014, resulting in $3m (£1.74m) in cash flown

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July 3rd, 2014

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Appiah to tighten player discipline

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed he is to introduce a tougher code of conduct for the national team’s players following events at the World Cup. Appiah sent Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng home early from the tournament in Brazil for physical and verbal ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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AUDIO: Nigeria ‘aims to better school security’

Nigeria’s new Safe Schools Initiative will look to give parents more confidence in putting their children back into education, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said. The Nigerian finance minister said that in the troubled states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa children have not ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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Libya retakes seized oil terminals

2 July 2014 Last updated at 23:35 Ras Lanuf was a scene of fighting during the conflict which led to the overthrow of Col Gaddafi Libya’s government says it has resumed control of two eastern oil terminals, Ras Lanuf and Sidra, that were seized by rebels last year. The

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Police arrest World Cup ‘tout gang’

2 July 2014 Last updated at 21:52 Police believe the tickets were sold illegally to unsuspecting fans Police in Brazil say they have arrested 11 people and broken up an international gang that was involved in the illegal sale of World Cup tickets. The scheme is said to have ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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