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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigeria’s war of words with Amnesty

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Amnesty is often at odds with Nigerian government In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani explores the constant war of words between the Nigerian military and the rights group Amnesty

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June 24th, 2017

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Martin Patience: Nigerian jailed and ransomed

Image caption Back home in Nigeria, Seun says he regrets ever setting out for Europe It was called “Morning Tea” – a brutal flogging with a hosepipe. Every morning for four months, Seun Femi’s captors beat him at a makeshift prison in Libya. ...

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June 24th, 2017

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Catherine Byaruhanga: Uganda’s refugee solidarity

Image caption Issa Agub (L) and the refugee he gave land to In less than a year, a camp in northern Uganda has taken in more refugees than any other in the world, and all of them from war-torn South Sudan. Here in Bidi Bidi it can take you one hour to drive from one end of ...

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June 24th, 2017

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Liverpool complete Salah deal

Mohamed Salah (right) becomes the joint most expensive African player Liverpool have completed the 39m euro (£34m) signing of Roma’s former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian, 25, has signed a five-year deal and has been a prime target for manager Jurgen Klopp.

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June 24th, 2017

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Cameroon coach Hugo Broos is desperate to find a striker

Hugo Broos lead Cameroon to the Africa Cup of Nations title but has struggled to find a clinical striker Cameroon coach Hugo Broos admits his side are lacking a clinical striker as the Indomitable Lions struggle to score at the Confederations Cup. The African champions ...

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June 24th, 2017

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Ghana’s Samuel Inkoom given one-year ban over agent debt

Samuel Inkoom has been part of the Ghana squad at the last two World Cups in South Africa and Brazil Fifa has handed Ghana international Samuel Inkoom a one-year ban from all football-related activity over money he owes a former agent. The ban will be lifted earlier if the ...

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June 24th, 2017

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Shark attacks threaten Reunion Island tourist trade

The Indian Ocean island of Reunion may not have the same tourist pull as its close neighbour Mauritius but still attracts thousands of visitors every year. Yet shark attacks have forced the authorities to swimming and surfing on most of the island’s beaches, which has ...

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June 24th, 2017

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Togo’s ‘voodoo vacations’

Alongside resource mining and telecommunications, tourism is set to be the next growth industry in Africa. The small West African nation of Togo has seen a steady growth in visitor numbers, many of them coming for something quite unique – the voodoo ceremonies that ...

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June 24th, 2017

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SportPesa to end Kenya football league sponsorship over tax

Image copyright SportPesa Image caption SportPesa supports several top clubs in the Kenya premier League Sport betting company SportPesa has announced it will end sponsorship of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) after the government imposed a hefty tax increase on gaming ...

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June 24th, 2017

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Uganda’s lesson in how to treat refugees

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June 23rd, 2017

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