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Bakambu set for African record £65m deal

Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu is set to become the most expensive African footballer ever as Chinese club Beijing Guoan close on a £65m deal.

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Nigeria: two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped in ambush

Police say ‘unknown armed men’ seized quartet on road to Abuja‘Every possible means’ being employed to rescue abducteesTwo Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped in an ambush in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, in the lat

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El Kaabi hits hat-trick for CHAN hosts Morocco

Hosts Morocco and Sudan both win their second Group A games to guarantee places in the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship.

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Nigeria announce five 2018 World Cup friendlies

Nigeria will play friendly internationals against Poland, Serbia, DR Congo, England and Czech Republic as preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Somali fisherwoman breaks boundaries in Mogadishu

Riyan Abukar Ali is determined to succeed as a fisherwoman in Somalia, in a trade dominated by men.

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Iheanacho scores first VAR goal in English football

Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to score a goal awarded by a video referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood.

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Seven migrants found dead off shore of Lanzarote

The men were of North African origin, police said, and survivors are getting medical treatment.

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Congolese government in rent arrears for London embassy

Owners of building on Great Portland Street reveal rent issue during successful legal action to remove human rights activistsThe Congolese government is facing legal action for failing to pay rent on its embassy in London, it has emerged.The step taken by

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Sadat nephew and Sisi critic drops Egyptian presidential bid

Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat says he doubts there will be genuine competition and indicates he may wait until 2022The nephew of the assassinated Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat has dramatically announced he will not run in March’s presidential election

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Opinion: From rural Nigeria to MIT startup - with a Nokia

I'm a 19-year-old developer at an MIT-backed startup called dot Learn in Lagos, living in the bustle of Nigeria's largest city. But until recently my life was quite different.

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'People were screaming': troops destroy $200,000 aid camps in Somalia

More than 4,000 people are homeless two weeks after security forces demolished camps sheltering internally displaced SomalisTwo weeks after being forcibly evicted from their shelters, thousands of vulnerable families are still living rough in the outskirt

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Couple wed week after FB meeting

It was a day before New Year's Eve, and Nigerian furniture maker Chidimma Amedu was determined to find a wife.

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Ramaphosa vows to fight corruption in South Africa's ruling party

Cyril Ramaphosa, tipped to be South Africa’s next president replacing scandal-prone Jacob Zuma, uses first major public speech to call for unityCyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa’s ruling party, has vowed to crack down on the co

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Global reactions to Trump's 'shithole' comments

Alta Fourie's home in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has a perfectly manicured garden, lots of big windows and a vibrant, red tile roof.

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Ethiopia bans foreign adoption

Ethiopia has banned the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families, according to the country's state-run News Agency ENA, citing concerns over abuse.

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Head of Angola's wealth fund fired after Paradise Papers revelations

Leaked files showed José Filomeno Dos Santos appointed friend’s firm to manage fund, who then invested in own venturesAngola’s president, João Lourenço, has sacked the head of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, two months a

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