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Baxter wants ‘warriors’ for Nigeria tie

Striker Tokelo Rantie has been recalled to the Bafana Bafana squad New South Africa coach Stuart Baxter did not spring any surprises when he named his first squad in Johannesburg on Thursday. The Englishman, appointed earlier this month, said that he was looking for ...

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May 26th, 2017

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Atsu, Wakaso, left out of Ghana squad

Christian Atsu is one of several high-profile players omitted by Kwesi Appiah Christian Atsu has been left out of the 30-man Ghana squad for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia. The 25-year-old forward is one of several high-profile players ...

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May 26th, 2017

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Five things you might not know about Africa

Africa Day is 25 May, it marks the creation of the Organisation of African Unity, now called the African Union. To celebrate the day, BBC Africa brings you five things you might not know about the continent. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40050763

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May 26th, 2017

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Five Kenyan police killed in roadside bomb attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Four policemen were killed at the same spot in a separate incident on Monday Five Kenyan policemen have been killed after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the north-eastern town of Liboi, near the border with Somalia. The attack happened

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May 26th, 2017

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: The Chibok deal maker

Image copyright Reuters In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani profiles the lawyer who brokered the release of 82 women captured by Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram. When 57-year-old Zannah Mustapha ...

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May 25th, 2017

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Catherine Byaruhanga: Has Joseph Kony been defeated?

Image caption Pierre Mbolihundo and other members of his vigilante group aim to keep Obo safe The international hunt for Joseph Kony seems to be over, but the notorious rebel leader, who was first chased from his native Uganda to South Sudan and then to the Central African ...

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May 25th, 2017

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Waiting for take-off

Image copyright AFP Image caption International airlines dominate air travel in West Africa Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC’s Umaru Fofana found out, because of the region’s poor air ...

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May 25th, 2017

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Sexual slavery

When Salama Ali started investigating the disappearance of two younger brothers last year she made an awful discovery – not only were radicalised young Kenyan men leaving to join the al-Shabab militants in neighbouring Somalia, but women were being seized and ...

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May 25th, 2017

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Democracy on trial?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hakainde Hichilema – the man in the red fleece Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been in police custody for over a month, facing treason charges after a row over the presidential motorcade. The BBC’s Karen Allen ...

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May 24th, 2017

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Nomsa Maseko: SA women ask ‘Will I be next?’

Image copyright kayfab_27 Image caption Karabo Mokoena’s killing is being seen as symbolic of the wider violence faced by women in South Africa A white coffin carries the remains of Karabo Mokoena. Her friends and family have gathered to say an untimely goodbye to ...

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May 24th, 2017

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