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Teams set for WAFU Cup of Nations groups in Ghana

Benin beat Cape Verde to clinch a place in the group stage of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations in Ghana (photo courtesy of WAFU) Ivory Coast and Benin were the last two teams to qualify for the group stage of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations in Ghana. The Ivorians progressed in the ...

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September 13th, 2017

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I like Nigeria well-well

If you want to learn some Pidgin, Britain’s high commissioner in Nigeria could give you some pointers. Paul Arkwright told the BBC’s Pidgin service what he enjoyed about being in Nigeria, in Pidgin. Pidgin is spoken by an estimated 75m people in Nigeria, with ...

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September 13th, 2017

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First page

Image caption Florence Cheptoo began to learn to read when her grandchild brought home a library book What’s it like to read your first words at the age of 60? What difference does it make after a lifetime of getting by without reading? If you think about how much ...

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September 13th, 2017

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London’s coconut fad

Image copyright Getty Images In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene reflects on how London has changed and how it compares to Accra. On a short visit to London, I have been looking at the city with a ...

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September 13th, 2017

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British High Commissioner to Nigeria gives BBC interview in Pidgin

If you want to learn some Pidgin, Britain’s high commissioner in Nigeria could give you some pointers. Paul Arkwright told the BBC’s Pidgin service what he enjoyed about being in Nigeria, in Pidgin. Pidgin is spoken by an estimated 75m people in Nigeria, with ...

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September 13th, 2017

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South Africa will not appeal against World Cup replay

Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa South African football chiefs have agreed a 2018 World Cup qualifying tie against Senegal should be replayed “on ethical and moral grounds”. World governing body Fifa ordered the replay after the ...

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September 12th, 2017

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Bell Pottinger collapses after South African scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bell Pottinger is based in Holborn, central London Bell Pottinger has collapsed into administration in the UK after running a racially charged PR campaign in South Africa. The troubled public relations firm put itself up for sale last ...

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September 12th, 2017

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South Africa will not appeal against World Cup replay

Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa South African football chiefs have agreed a 2018 World Cup qualifying tie against Senegal should be replayed “on ethical and moral grounds”. World governing body Fifa ordered the replay after the ...

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September 12th, 2017

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Sadio Mane: Liverpool lose appeal against length of ban for red card

Sadio Mane was sent off in the first half when Manchester City were leading 1-0 Liverpool have lost their appeal over the length of Sadio Mane’s three-match ban after he was sent off in Saturday’s 5-0 defeat at Manchester City. Mane was dismissed in the 37th ...

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September 12th, 2017

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ANC might lose next election, says Kgalema Motlanthe

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) might lose the next national election, the former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe has told BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur. “For as long as it is associated with corruption and failure, people will vote it out,”

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September 12th, 2017

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