Hosts Zambia open Under-20 Nations Cup with victory over Guinea
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Hosts Zambia open Under-20 Nations Cup with victory over Guinea

Zambia’s Patson Daka scored the goal which gave the hosts a 1-0 win over Guinea in front of an enthralled Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. Hosts Zambia got off to a flying start in the Under-20 Africa Cup of…

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South Sudan: People queue for food cards and vaccination
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South Sudan: People queue for food cards and vaccination

Aid has started to reach some of the 100,000 people affected by famine in parts of South Sudan. Three years of civil war have driven families into the marshes of the Nile to hide from the fighting, and…

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The remittances propping up Lesotho’s economy
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The remittances propping up Lesotho’s economy

As a landlocked country, Lesotho finds itself dependent on its neighbours for trade, foreign currency and even jobs. Almost half the population is working outside the country and sending money home to support their families. These remittances now…

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China says to invest $184 million in Guinea Bissau biomass plant
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China says to invest $184 million in Guinea Bissau biomass plant

BISSAU – Feb 26 (Reuters) – China will invest $184 million dollars into a 30 kilowatt biomass power plant in Guinea Bissau, the Chinese embassy said on Sunday. “The funds are meant for construction of a biomass plant…

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Mo Farah says he is ‘a clean athlete’ and ‘frustrated’ by leaked report on Salazar
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Mo Farah says he is ‘a clean athlete’ and ‘frustrated’ by leaked report on Salazar

Salazar (centre) celebrates with Sir Mo Farah and Galen Rupp after the pair took gold and silver in the 10,000m final at the London 2012 Olympics Great Britain’s Mo Farah says he is a “clean athlete” after a…

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Puntland troops stage short mutiny ‘over unpaid salaries’
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Puntland troops stage short mutiny ‘over unpaid salaries’

Troops in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland have briefly staged a mutiny. Dozens of soldiers seized the parliament compound in the administrative capital Garowe and blocked nearby streets. However one of the region’s most respected clan elders, Islan…

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South Sudan conflict: The hungry emerge from swampland for aid
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South Sudan conflict: The hungry emerge from swampland for aid

Media captionThe BBC’s Alastair Leithead is in the rebel-held town Thonyor in Leer County Three years of civil war in South Sudan have driven thousands of families into the marshes of the Nile to hide from the fighting.…

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Golf-Fichardt holds nerve to win Joburg Open
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Golf-Fichardt holds nerve to win Joburg Open

CAPE TOWN Feb 26 (Reuters) – Darren Fichardt birdied the final hole to secure a one-shot victory at the Joburg Open on Sunday and a first European Tour title in four years. The 41-year-old South African held his…

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South African deputy finance minister named in police probe
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South African deputy finance minister named in police probe

JOHANNESBURG Feb 26 (Reuters) – South Africa’s Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas is being investigated by the Hawks elite police unit as part of a probe into allegations of corruption at state-owned South African Airways (SAA), the City…

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‘Joining the desperadoes’
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‘Joining the desperadoes’

Media caption‘I lost all my fingers’: Ghanaian asylum seekers in dangerous crossing In our series of letters from African journalists, Elizabeth Ohene considers Ghanaians’ wanderlust as her compatriots join those taking risks to claim asylum abroad. We used…

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