Africa

Adama Barrow: Gambia politics 'fragile' but progressing

The system was "polluted" with bad laws but things are improving, says the country's president.

Africa

PFA Player of the Year 2017-18: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wins

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah wins the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award for 2017-18.

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Liverpool's Salah named PFA Player of the Year

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is voted the PFA Player of the Year for 2017-18, with Leroy Sane picking up the young player award

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Koulibaly's Napoli winner puts pressure on Juve

Napoli are right back in Serie A title contention thanks to Kalidou Koulibaly's dramatic late header in their game with Juventus.

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Arsene Wenger's African legacy after 22 years at Arsenal

As Arsene Wenger prepares to leave Arsenal after 22 years, he leaves a legacy of signing and nurturing some of Africa's top stars.

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Zamalek appoint ex-Tottenham manager Christian Gross as new coach

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Christian Gross is appointed as the new head coach of Egyptian giants Zamalek on a two-year deal.

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Mozambique prays for rain as water shortages hit country’s poor

Taps in capital city of Maputo being turned off every other day as climate change exacerbates southern African droughtIn the township of Chamanculo, in Maputo, Mozambique, a network of household taps made the community water pump obsolete years ago, freei

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Absolute monarch renames Swaziland

The king of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarch, has changed the name of his country to the "Kingdom of eSwatini" to mark the 50th anniversary of independence -- and to avoid confusion with Switzerland.

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Fifa experts give Morocco 2026 World Cup bid mixed review

After their first visit to Morocco to assess the country's suitability to host the 2026 World Cup, Fifa experts give the bid a mixed review so far.

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Former African champions drawn in same Confed Cup group

Three former African champions will play in the same group in this year's Confederation Cup, following Saturday's draw in Cairo.

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Nigeira's Buhari faces backlash over comments on young Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has faced backlash on social media over comments on Nigerian youth.

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South Africa riots force president to leave Commonwealth summit

Cyril Ramaphosa travels to North West province where police have fired rubber bullets during protests over alleged corruption and failing servicesSouth African police have fired rubber bullets at protesters as violent riots forced President Cyril Ramaphos

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How one woman was shunned for having cancer but found a 'new family'

This Kenyan woman was rejected by friends and family after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

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Colossal statue of 'forgotten' pharaoh brought to life

Archaeologists have virtually reconstructed a statue of ancient Egyptian King Psamtik I, after uncovering thousands of fragments.

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US court sentences former Liberian warlord to 30 years

Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, given lengthy jail term owing to nature of crimes he sought to hideA former Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a groundbreaking judgment by a US court for lying about his role i

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Phyllis Omido risks her life to end lead pollution in a Kenyan village

On a hot afternoon at a sprawling settlement on the outskirts of Mombasa, Phyllis Omido makes her rounds.

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Liberia warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' jailed for 30 years in the US

One witness told the US court how he had ordered the heart of a captive to be cooked for his fighters.

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Is East Africa ready for kitenge Fridays?

The East African Community has recommended that people in the region wear colourful cotton fabric on Fridays.

Africa

Congo's award-winning digital activists speak out on life in crisis-stricken DRC

Index on Censorship honours a collective that bears witness to young people’s experiences in a land plagued by violence, corruption and povertyIn the midst of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s dangerous political crisis, the main media outlets ha

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Nigeria's Moses earns win for Chelsea

Chelsea maintain their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at European hopefuls Burnley.

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Nigeria Senate invasion: Mace found dumped under flyover

A mace stolen from Nigeria's Senate floor Wednesday has been found under a flyover in Nigeria's capital, Abuja.

Africa

Swaziland king renames country Kingdom of eSwatini

King Mswati III declares name change 50 years after independence from British ruleThe king of Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, has announced that his country has changed its name to the Kingdom of eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence

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Tunisia: A season marred by violence

Crowd violence sees eight of Tunisia's 14 top-flight teams end their seasons behind closed doors but officials are confident World Cup will not be affected.

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South Africa rhino poaching: 'Web of corruption' blamed

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, conservationist Jane Goodall and others urge more action.

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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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Nigerian Senate was on high alert after armed men interrupted a session

The Nigerian Senate was on high alert Wednesday after armed men interrupted a session at Nigeria's parliament, stealing its mace.

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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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