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East African success in Confederation Cup

Four East African teams Al Hilal, Gor Mahia, Yanga and Rayon Sports all qualify for the group stage of the Confederation Cup.

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Moment mace is stolen in Nigerian Senate

Intruders stormed into the Nigerian upper house and took the symbolic mace.

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Yemisi Adegoke: Why many Nigerians give 10% of their pay to the church

Many Nigerian Christians believe it is compulsory to give 10% of their income to the church. But some say this means poor people are funding the extravagant lifestyles of charismatic preachers.

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Chetan Singh Marwaha obituary

My father, Chetan Singh Marwaha, who has died aged 88, twice during his lifetime suffered great upheavals during which he lost everything. But he never allowed himself to be deflected from his duty to his family and community.As a Sikh Indian subject in 1

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Gaetan Bong says conscience clear after Rodriguez allegation found not proven

Brighton defender Gaetan Bong says his conscience is clear after his claim of racial abuse against Jay Rodriguez was found "not proven".

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Annan: World is 'messy' and lacking 'strong leaders'

The former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said "cool heads and sober judgement" are needed.

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All 14 Cosafa nations set for 2018 Cup

All 14 members of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations will take part in May's Cosafa Cup in South Africa.

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Zimbabwe sacks thousands of nurses on strike for better pay

Vice-president says all strikers fired with immediate effect in interest ‘of saving lives’Zimbabwe has fired thousands of nurses who went on strike to demand higher salaries in a hardline response by the country’s new leadership to growing labour un

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Mugabe is gone and people can now say anything about him

A new satirical play, "Operation Restore Regasi," based on the end days of Mugabe's 37-year rule, packed out theaters in Harare.

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Commonwealth nations pledge £2.7bn to halt deadly resurgence of malaria

Leaders at health summit in London will be urged to adopt target of halving cases of the disease by 2023, to save 650,000 livesInvestments worth more than £2.7bn are being pledged on Wednesday in a drive to halve the number of malaria cases across the Co

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From cattle herder to big pharma expert: one man's fight to end malaria – podcast

Dr Allan Pamba on the ‘silent epidemic’ that drove him to leave his Kenyan village, train as a clinician and become a leading authority on global healthLike many fellow Kenyans, Allan Pamba had his first experience of malaria as a small boy in his gra

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Lauren: Africa's teams at the World Cup will not get past last eight

Former Arsenal and Cameroon defender Lauren says that the World Cup quarter-finals is the best that African teams can hope for in Russia.

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New tech revolutionizes fight against ancient diseases in Africa, Asia

On the second floor of an infectious-disease research facility in this African capital, Dr. Joseph Kamgno, the country's leading expert on parasitic roundworms, stood at his desk staring down at the black hard-shelled case that had just arrived from a bio

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'Malaria killed my daughter, I'm protecting others now'

Senegal is on track to be declared malaria-free by 2030.

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Malaria parasites present in 25% of donor blood in some African countries, study suggests

Almost one in four blood bank supplies in certain regions of Africa may have malaria parasites in them, a new study suggests.

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Places at stake in Confederation Cup group phase

The African Confederation Cup play-off round reaches its conclusion this week as teams attempt to reach the group phase of the competition.

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Torino midfielder Joel Obi eyes World Cup place with Nigeria

Torino midfielder Joel Obi sets his sights on being at the World Cup in Russia this summer with Nigeria.

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Nigeria's President Buhari to meet Trump April 30

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with United States President Donald Trump at the end of the month, the White House said.

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Migrant-rescue boat Open Arms released by Italian authorities

Prosecutors still looking into whether captain and mission coordinator should face trialItalian authorities have released a migrant-rescue boat that has been impounded for almost a month but are still investigating two of its crew on suspicion of enabling

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South Africa backs Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup

South Africa's Football Association (Safa) pledges its 'unqualified' support for Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

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Botswana's Ian Khama: Leaving office not a train smash

Botswana's Ian Khama has just stepped down after 10 years in power - he says other African leaders should also "move aside and give others the opportunity".

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Prizewinning images of Africa, from grasshoppers to street life – in pictures

The only global prize for contemporary African photography reveals it shortlist for 2018, bringing together artists from Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Angola and Morocco as well as Europe and the US, and covering subjects as diverse as FGM, nomadic life, the plig

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Western bombing won’t save Syria. Non-western diplomacy might | Chandran Nair

Interventionist policies from the west have failed in the Middle East. It’s time for the rest of the world to step up and offer non-military solutionsThe past week has seemed like a bad rerun. For the third time in 15 years, western countries, led by th

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'The earlier you go, the longer you live': HIV self-testing in South Africa | Rebecca Ratcliffe

In a country where people with HIV suffer hugely from discrimination, the privacy afforded by self-testing is having a positive impact on rates of diagnosis and treatmentDavid* is perched on a stool, staring at the table in front of him. On it, a small te

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Belgium comes to terms with 'human zoos' of its colonial past

Sixty years ago, Belgium set up a live display of people from Congo for the 1958 world fair. Now the country is rethinking that legacySixty years ago on Tuesday, Belgium staged the opening of the 1958 world fair, a glittering 200-day celebration of postwa

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