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Oliseh to be fined for video rant

Sunday Oliseh failed to lead Nigeria past the group stages of the African Nations Championship The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will fine coach Sunday Oliseh US$30,000 for his extraordinary eight-minute video rant over the weekend. Oliseh looks set to consult with his ...

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February 10th, 2016

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DR Congo profile

The recent history of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has been one of civil war and corruption. DR Congo is a vast country with immense economic resources and, until recently, has been at the centre of what some observers call “Africa’s world ...

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February 10th, 2016

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‘Time running out’ for SA mine workers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Three workers in a metal container have been trapped under rubble at the Lily gold mine since Friday Time is running out to save the three mine workers trapped in a South African gold mine since Friday, the mining union’s president

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February 10th, 2016

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Chad’s president seeks fifth term in office

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chadian President Idriss Deby has been in power since 1990 Chad’s President Idriss Deby has announced he will run for a fifth term in April’s elections. Mr Deby took power in a coup in 1990 and later introduced ...

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February 10th, 2016

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‘Disquiet’ over Mandela heir conversion

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mandla Mandela is chief of Mvezo, Nelson Mandela’s ancestral home Traditional leaders in South Africa have expressed “disquiet” over chief Mandla Mandela’s conversion to Islam. The Congress of Traditional Leaders in ...

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February 10th, 2016

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Dortmund fans in tennis ball protest

Players from both sides attempt to clear the pitch of tennis balls Borussia Dortmund fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch during their German Cup victory over Stuttgart in protest against ticket prices. Supporters also boycotted the first 20 minutes of the 3-1 ...

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February 10th, 2016

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Liberian finance minister spared jail

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amara Konneh was named African finance minister of the year by a banking magazine Liberia’s Supreme Court has stopped the Senate’s attempts to jail the country’s finance minister after he tried to clamp down on ...

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February 10th, 2016

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Why South African mayor offers virgin scholarships

Media captionSouth African mayor awards virgin scholarships in bid to curb HIV A scheme which offers female students scholarships to girls in rural South Africa if they can prove they are virgins has been condemned by human rights groups. The BBC’s Nomsa Maseko visited

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February 10th, 2016

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Landmine ‘kills 3 soldiers’ in Mali

Three Malian soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit a landmine in the central region of Mopti, officials say. Two others were wounded and taken to a hospital, the defence ministry said in a statement. No group has claimed responsibility for the device. Mali has been ...

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February 10th, 2016

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Obama approves Africa electricity plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Obama promoted the scheme during his tour of Africa last year US President Barack Obama has signed into law an initiative aimed at bringing electricity to 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020. The Electrify Africa Act of

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February 9th, 2016

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