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VIDEO: Looking like a footballer

In the 1990s, footballers like David Beckham were trailblazers when it came to male fashion – especially haircuts. Today, African players are stamping their mark on the industry. The BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports from Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Watch: Africa Business ...

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June 28th, 2014

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Russia goalkeeper targeted by laser

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was “blinded” by a laser before the goal that eliminated his side from the World Cup, according to coach Fabio Capello. Television footage showed a green laser pointed at Akinfeev’s face seconds before Islam Slimani scored ...

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June 28th, 2014

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Goodluck Jonathan: Silence isn’t inaction

27 June 2014 Last updated at 20:44 What in the world? Pieces of global opinion Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he stayed silent about the missing schoolgirls for a good reason A review of the best commentary on and around the world… Today’s must-read ...

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June 28th, 2014

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Algeria eye 1982 revenge over Germany

Coach Vahid Halilhodzic insists Algeria have not forgotten the furore around their 1982 World Cup exit as they prepare to meet Germany in the last 16. A 1-1 draw against Russia on Thursday earned Halilhodzic’s side a place in the knockout stages for the first time. ...

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June 28th, 2014

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VIDEO: Worst week in Ghanaian football?

It is been a bad week for Ghanaian football fans. It all began on Monday, with the Ghana Football Association president threatening legal action against the Daily Telegraph newspaper over its allegations of fixing friendly matches with the national team. Here is how the ...

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June 28th, 2014

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US moves to stop using landmines

27 June 2014 Last updated at 16:21 To date 161 states have joined the Ottawa Convention but the US, China and Russia are not among them The United States says it will no longer produce or buy any anti-personnel landmines. A White House statement also said it would not seek ...

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June 28th, 2014

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Appiah defends Ghana performances

Coach Kwesi Appiah insists he is happy with Ghana’s performance at the World Cup despite finishing bottom of their group and failing to win a match. The Black Stars’ campaign was also marred by a bonus row and indiscipline that led to Sulley Muntari and ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Fifa ‘tried to stop’ Ghana bonus row

Fifa has revealed it was ready to pay Ghana’s players their World Cup bonuses directly and deduct it from the Ghana Football Association’s prize money. Continue reading the main story “ It is sad that we end up with a story about a strike, where the players ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Nigerian President assures players

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the country’s senior players at the World Cup that the squad will be paid their bonus money. The president’s guarantee comes a day after after the Super Eagles players boycotted training on Thursday. BBC Sport ...

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June 27th, 2014

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Eritrea faces UN human rights probe

27 June 2014 Last updated at 16:32 Isaias Afewerki has been Eritrea’s president since 1993 The UN’s Human Rights Council (HRC) has set up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, seen as one of the world’s most repressive states. The three-member panel will ...

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June 27th, 2014

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