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Jan 12th, 2013
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Johannesburg – Bafana Bafana completed their preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament by holding fancied Algeria to a goalless draw at Orlando Stadium, in Soweto, on Saturday evening. South Africa, who are 68 places below Algeria in the world rankings, had the better chance...
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Jan 12th, 2013
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Paul Doyle, The Observer It has been some journey for Cape Verde to reach this tournament and now the Blue Sharks must face South Africa. Cape Verde’s captain, Nando Maria Neves, is key to his side’s defence at the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. Photograph: AFP/Getty I...
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In Djibouti
Jan 12th, 2013
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“Minnows”, “rank outsiders” or, at best, a hardly flattering “unknown quantity”. These are just a few of the comments flying around about Ethiopia’s prospects in next week’s African Cup of Nations in South Africa in the country’s first appearance ...
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Jan 12th, 2013
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Zambia played out a goalless draw with Norway on Saturday in their final warm-up match before starting the defence of their African Nations Cup title in South Africa later this month. Zambia failed to score for a fourth successive warm-up game, although they dominated proceedings on Saturday but fail...
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In East Africa
Jan 12th, 2013
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France has said one of its soldiers and an intelligence agent have been killed in a failed hostage rescue attempt in Somalia. The agent, who is code-named Denis Allex and was captured by militants in 2009, died in the fighting with Islamists overnight, the French government said. However, the Al Shab...
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Jan 12th, 2013
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By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye opinion While global attention is focused on Somalia, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has been independent for 20 years without recognition by the international community. This lack of recognition is an injustice to Somalilander. Hanna, not her real name, born in ...
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In Djibouti
Jan 12th, 2013
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Without much deviation from its draft state, the long awaited directive that will allow banks and Micro Financial Institutions (MFI) to provide transaction-based mobile and agent banking services was issued, on January 1, 2013. Now clients of banks and MFI’s, offering mobile banking services, w...
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Jan 12th, 2013
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By Onyedika Agbedo, Guardian AS the National Assembly continues with the process of amending the 1999 Constitution, Chief Ndukwe Ikoh, an Abia State leader of thought and promoter of Mezie Obodo, a socio-political group in the Southeast, expects the legislators to use the opportunity to place Nigeria...
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Jan 12th, 2013
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Fuad Ibrahim hit his first international goal for Ethiopia in a 2-1 weekend victory over Tanzania as the countdown to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations continued. Making only his third appearance for the Walias Antelopes, the striker from United States second-tier club Minnesota Stars struck after 13 mi...
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In Djibouti
Jan 12th, 2013
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The Prime Minister noted that Ethio-US cooperation which had long concentrated on humanitarian assistance had now evolved into meaningful development relations in the areas of trade, investment and infrastructure development. He stressed the need to further enhance cooperation in security and defence...