Power woes hit Nigeria's football fans

Football-loving Nigerians had more than one reason to groan about the country’s opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren’t even able to see the whole match.

Ugandan President vows clampdown on crime after top cop’s detention

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni promised a crackdown to curb a perceived surge in violent crime, including several assassinations of high-profile officials

Stop exploiting Africa, share resources, Pope tells Europe

Europe should stop exploiting Africa and invest in ways that benefit the continent more, including by sharing mineral wealth more equitably, Pope Francis said.

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Algeria bans internet access to stop exam cheats

Internet access has been cut in Algeria today to try to stop students cheating in their baccalaureate exams.

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Somaliland frees jailed king

Somaliland has freed a king, Osman Aw Mahmud Burmadow, who was imprisoned in April for attending the inauguration of a monarch in neighbouring Puntland.

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Mauritius to sell citizenship and passport

Mauritius is offering foreigners the chance to obtain Mauritian citizenship in exchange for a non-refundable contribution of $1m (£757,400) to the national sovereign wealth fund.

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Nigeria to close border with neighbouring country over poisonous rice

Nigeria is to shut down its land border with an unnamed neighbouring country in a few days time to avoid smuggling of foreign rice into the country.

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Nigeria to shut border over 'poisonous' rice

Authorities in Nigeria say they will close their border with an unnamed neighbouring country within the next few days to stop foreign rice being smuggled in.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa queues for fried chicken in election stunt

Zimbabweans have largely dismissed a move by president Emmerson Mnangagwa to queue along with ordinary citizens to buy fried chicken over the weekend, with just a little over a month to the election.

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'Spiderman' happy to be back in Mali

Malian migrant Mamoudou Gassama, who shot to worldwide fame last month when he scaled a building in Paris to save a toddler, says he is delighted to return to his native country for a visit.

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Suicide attacks kill 31 in Nigeria

Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country's army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe.

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South Africa: Fears for Muslims following mosque attack

An attack on a mosque has raised fears among Muslims in South Africa.

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'No chickens allowed,' Nigeria World Cup fans told

Nigerian football fans hoping to bring live chickens into Russia's World Cup venues as good-luck charms have been warned off by a government official.

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