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Goal-shy South Africa lost 1-0 against Norway Tuesday in their penultimate warm-up match before hosting the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Morocco-born Tarik Elyounoussi scored the winner four minutes before half-time, taking the ball across centre-backs Bongani Khumalo and Siyabonga Sangweni...
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On 21 December the UN Security Council approved sending an African-led intervention force to help Mali’s army reconquer the north of the country from Islamist militants. With ECOWAS and the army warily preparing an offensive, the country is now split. by Philippe Leymarie “What other country has expe...
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada is not considering a direct military mission in Mali, despite concern about al-Qaeda’s growing influence in the country. “The government of Canada is not considering a direct Canadian military mission,” Harper said Tuesday. “Obviously,...
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Jan 8th, 2013
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Dubai: A shortage of housemaids and nannies due to a ban on certain nationalities has encouraged recruitment agencies to increase their fees — which in turn has led to the development of a black market in maids in the UAE, market sources said. Gulf News has learnt the ban on visas for Ethiopian domes...
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A controversy over mysterious posters for incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan, who hasn’t said whether he will run in 2015, offers a window into the country’s fractious politics. Posters for Goodluck Jonathan’s 2011 presidential election line a roadside in Abuja on April 16, 2011....
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Jan 8th, 2013
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An Ethiopian journalist lost an appeal on Tuesday against a five-year prison sentence for her role in promoting subversive plots by a rebel group. Reyot Alemu, a columnist at the now-defunct Feteh newspaper, and fellow journalist Woubishet Taye were found guilty a year ago of conspiring to participat...
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I have observed with some degree of amusement, the wave of criticism and outrage that greeted the ill-timed ignition of President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 political campaign machinery. The campaign message – One good term deserves another – is especially humorous. Although Mr President has dissociate...
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Burkina Faso coach Paul Put has announced his final squad of 23 for the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. The Stallions, who are based in Nelspruit, will play Nigeria, defending champions Zambia and Ethiopia in Group C.   And the squad named is a talented one, with all of their players are ...
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Goal.com Nigeria fans have voted for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel as the best Nigerian footballer of 2012. Mikel polled 36.82 per cent of votes cast to edge out Chelsea team mate Victor Moses to second place. Moses earned 26.35 per cent of votes that were cast on the Goal.com website during the ...
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will not take action against Shola Ameobi following his failure to honour his invitation to represent the West African nation at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. The forward was called up by head coach of the Nigerian national team, Stephen Keshi a...