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Africa in pictures: 29 January-4 February 2016

A selection of photos from around the African continent this week: Image copyright EPA Image caption On Monday, supporters of the Egyptian side Al-Ahly remember the 74 fans who died at a match against Al-Masry four years ago Image copyright AFP Image caption On Tuesday ...

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February 5th, 2016

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Ajax Cape Town withdraw from cup

Ajax Cape Town in action against Sporting Club de Portugal Ajax Cape Town withdraw from the Confederation Cup because of concerns over how they will travel to face Angolan side Sagrada Esperanca. The South Africans had been scheduled to play Sagrada Esperanca in Dundo on ...

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February 5th, 2016

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Sexwale’s Fifa bid not backed by Caf

Tokyo Sexwale has effectively been shown a red card by his own continent South African Tokyo Sexwale’s bid to become the next Fifa president has failed to win the support of the Confederation of Africa Football. Caf announced after a meeting in Rwanda on Friday that it

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February 5th, 2016

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Al-Shabab ‘retakes’ key Somali port

Image copyright AP Image caption Al-Shabab went into the town soon after African Union forces retreated Islamist militant group al-Shabab has taken control of the port city Merca, residents say. However the African Union force insists it still has control of the town. The ...

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February 5th, 2016

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VIDEO: Red tape strangles trade in DR Congo

For most businesses across the world, red tape is a headache they could do without, but spare a thought for companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country is now implementing a nine-year-old law that has redrawn internal borders and more than doubled the number ...

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February 5th, 2016

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VIDEO: New SA train on track for growth

Traffic jams are ubiquitous in many African cities and some, such as Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, are embracing mass transit schemes to shuttle people around. Johannesburg built the Gautrain, which was opened for the football world cup six years ago and since then, passenger ...

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February 5th, 2016

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Ouattara supporters ‘will not face ICC’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Ivorian president made the statement at a meeting with the French President in Paris Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara says he will not send any more Ivorians to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

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February 5th, 2016

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Rescue under way after SA mine collapse

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The mine’s operation manager has called what happened “a freak accident” A major rescue operation is under way after a building collapsed at the surface of a gold mine in South Africa, blocking off the main entrance. ...

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February 5th, 2016

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Al-Shabab retakes key Somali port

Image copyright AP Image caption Al-Shabab went into the town soon after African Union forces retreated Islamist militant group al-Shabab has taken control of the port city Merca, residents say. Merca, some 70km (45 miles) south-west of Mogadishu, is now the biggest town ...

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February 5th, 2016

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VIDEO: ‘More trouble predicted’ for Ethiopia drought

After two failed rains and the threat from El Nino, Ethiopia is suffering its worst drought in decades. More than 10 million people need emergency aid, crops have failed and the lack of water is putting livestock at risk. Ethiopia is more prepared to deal with drought than ...

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February 5th, 2016

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