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Gambia denies hosting Russian imperial revival bid

Image copyright Romanov Empire website Image caption The artificial islands are meant to be linked to The Gambia’s Tanji village by a causeway The Gambia has become the latest country to deny that it is selling a Siberian businessman land for his plan to revive the ...

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December 12th, 2017

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South Sudan clashes ‘kill 170’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Previous clashes in South Sudan have been over issues like cattle More than 170 people have died in the last week in clashes between two sub-clans in South Sudan, an MP has said. The violence in the Western Lakes region has also seen more ...

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December 12th, 2017

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Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram has carried out a wave of bombings in Nigeria The UN has warned of a rise in trafficking of the synthetic opioid tramadol across West Africa, as one official revealed it is being found in the pockets of suicide bombers. Seizures ...

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December 12th, 2017

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Praise for Mohamed Salah on winning BBC African Footballer of the Year

Mohamed Salah becomes the third Egyptian to win the BBC award Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been praised by his peers and former stars on being crowned the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year. The 25-year-old clinched the award in a public vote ahead of ...

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Oscar Pistorius hurt in prison fight in South Africa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Oscar Pistorius (left in 2016) was found guilty of his girlfriend’s murder in 2015 Former South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been hurt in a prison brawl, less than two weeks after his sentence for the killing of girlfriend Reeva

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Hunting the shipwrecks of the slave trade

Off the western tip of mainland Africa lie some of the most important vestiges of the transatlantic slave trade – the wreckage of ships that sank, as they were carrying thousands of African men, women and children to the Americas. Now a team of scientists is trying to ...

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EU governments complicit in migrant torture in Libya, says Amnesty

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrant boats are regularly intercepted by the Libyan coastguard European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya, Amnesty International has alleged. In an effort to stem migration, the ...

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December 12th, 2017

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah wins 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year

Tumble Tots Eastbourne Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42293031

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December 11th, 2017

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AFOTY: Winner of BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 revealed

Mohamed Salah, the winner of the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 award, receives the prestigious prize from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42317149

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Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Media playback is not supported on this device Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah wins 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of ...

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December 11th, 2017

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