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Burkina Faso terror attack kills 20, government says

Media captionGunmen attacked customers outside a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou Twenty people have been killed and a number wounded in a “terrorist attack” in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. Gunmen opened fire ...

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August 14th, 2017

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Mission impossible

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cuteness does nothing for Elizabeth Ohene In our series of letters from African writers, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on her lack of passion for “man’s best friend”. I note that a ...

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August 14th, 2017

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‘Seventeen dead’ in Burkina Faso attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police and an armoured vehicle were at the scene after gunmen attacked a restaurant Seventeen people have been killed and eight wounded in a “terrorist attack” in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the ...

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August 14th, 2017

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Olarenwaju Kayode: Nigerian set to sign for Man City

Olarenwaju Kayode was top scorer in Austria’s top flight last season Manchester City are set to sign Nigeria international Olarenwaju Kayode from Austria Vienna on a four-year deal and send him on a season-long loan to Spanish side Girona. The 24-year-old striker ...

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August 13th, 2017

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Kenya election: Police fire tear gas at Odinga’s supporters

Police have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga’s supporters. Mr Odinga had been talking in Mathare slum, where he addressed a crowd of thousands. Footage shows his convoy leaving through the clouds of gas. Article source: ...

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August 13th, 2017

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Kenya’s Obiri wins 5,000m gold

Media playback is not supported on this device Semenya wins 800m gold as Sharp comes eighth South Africa’s Caster Semenya won the women’s 800m in imperious style as she cruised to gold on the closing night of the World Championships in London. The Olympic ...

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August 13th, 2017

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Kenya election: Raila Odinga urges supporters to strike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Raila Odinga arrived at a rally on Sunday to chants of “no peace” Kenya’s opposition leader has urged people to stay away from work on Monday over the disputed election result. Raila Odinga said it would be a “day

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August 13th, 2017

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Converted in captivity

Media captionStephen McGown said he thought his release was a “joke” Stephen McGown watched the swallows migrate back and forth across the Sahara six times before he was finally rescued from the grip of Islamist extremists. In that time, he only truly feared for ...

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August 13th, 2017

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Sick leave

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been in London for medical treatment since May The presidents of Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Benin and Algeria all have something in common – an apparent lack of faith in the health systems

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August 13th, 2017

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Benin’s Mounie scores twice for Huddersfield

Benin striker Mounie joined the Terriers for a club-record £12m earlier this summer Huddersfield Town made a dream start to their debut season in the Premier League as new Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer endured a miserable first game. The Terriers, playing in the English ...

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August 13th, 2017

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