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Draw is made for 2015 Afcon qualifiers

The draw for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers has been made at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) in Cairo, Egypt. The defending champions Nigeria have drawn South Africa in one of seven qualifying groups. North African rivals ...

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April 27th, 2014

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Egypt court jails Morsi supporters

27 April 2014 Last updated at 00:54 Egyptian authorities continue to crack down on supporters of Mohammed Morsi A court in Egypt has sentenced 11 supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi to prison terms ranging from five to 88 years for rioting. The defendants were ...

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April 27th, 2014

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The man who made South Africa’s flag

27 April 2014 Last updated at 00:37 The multi-coloured flag of modern South Africa is a symbol of its post-apartheid rebirth. But while Nelson Mandela led the country on a “long walk” to freedom, the creation of the flag 20 years ago was a frantic sprint by an ...

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April 26th, 2014

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Ahly squeeze through on away goals

Egyptians Al Ahly made it through to the African Confederation Cup group phase in dramatic style on the away goals ruling, despite defeat in Morocco. Ahly, who won the first leg of their play-off against Difaa El-Jadidi 1-0, scored a vital away goal in the dying seconds of ...

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April 26th, 2014

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AFCON dates for Morocco 2015 announced

The official dates for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco have been confirmed by the Confederation of African Football (Caf). The 30th edition of AFCON will be played from 17 January through to 8 February 2015, after the organising committee approved the dates at ...

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April 26th, 2014

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Swansea City 4-1 Aston Villa

87:15 Foul by Grant Holt (Aston Villa). 87:15 Ben Davies (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 87:06 Substitution Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Marvin Emnes replaces Wayne Routledge. 86:24 Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Michel Vorm. 85:03 ...

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April 26th, 2014

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Zimbabwe’s MDC suspends Tsvangirai

26 April 2014 Last updated at 17:45 Morgan Tsvangirai, 62, has led the MDC for the last 15 years Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change says it is suspending its leader Morgan Tsvangirai for “deviating from democratic principles”. The ...

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April 26th, 2014

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Born free in South Africa

25 April 2014 Last updated at 16:33 South Africa’s so-called “born-free” generation now accounts for some 40% of the population. Born since the country’s first fully democratic elections in 1994, they have grown up without apartheid and the struggles ...

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April 26th, 2014

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VIDEO: Cape Town: The new cinematic hub

International production houses are flocking to South Africa, to use both their studios and their landscapes. Cape Town Film Studios is luring in big-budget Hollywood productions from houses such as 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Warner. Among the most famous films to come ...

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April 26th, 2014

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Nigeria abductions: ‘My family is crying and grieving’

25 April 2014 Last updated at 14:00 Chibok is in shock over the abduction of the girls whose whereabouts remain a mystery A man whose sister and two nieces are among the 190 schoolgirls being held by suspected Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria tells the BBC about ...

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April 25th, 2014

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