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B Faso and Algeria face Fifa enquiry

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 6:12am
Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against the Algeria and Burkina FA's in connection with the first leg of their 2014 World Cup play-off.
Categories: African News

'Loyalists' attack CAR capital

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 5:54am
Forces loyal to the ousted Central African Republic president are said to have attacked the capital hours before the UN votes on sending peacekeepers.
Categories: African News

Waiting for the dead of Lampedusa

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:42pm
The lonely graves of the migrants who died in Lampedusa
Categories: African News

West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Manchester City

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:42pm
Yaya Toure scores twice as Manchester City beat West Brom to clinch only their second away Premier League win this season.
Categories: African News

VIDEO: Abandoned and burnt villages in CAR

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:37pm
The sectarian and sexual violence gripping the Central African Republic is now the worst it has ever been.
Categories: African News

VIDEO: Elba on portraying a living legend

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:02pm
Actor Idris Elba talks to Will Gompertz about playing Nelson Mandela in the film Long Walk To Freedom
Categories: African News

Thousands of Eritreans 'abducted'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:10pm
Up to 30,000 Eritreans have been abducted since 2007 and taken to Egypt's Sinai to suffer torture and ransom demands, new research says.
Categories: African News