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World Cup: Tunisia 1-2 England

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Tunisia 1-2 England Harry Kane’s stoppage-time winner ensured England started their World Cup campaign with victory after Tunisia threatened to snatch a point in Volgograd. Kane scored his second goal of the game with a clever header as Gareth Southgate’s side recorded England’s first win in […]

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Media captionAfrican referees filmed taking cash The second-most powerful man in African football has branded video of him apparently taking cash gifts “lies”. Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) head Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter. But Mr Nyantakyi says the footage was doctored, dismissing it as “shoddy work with cut […]

Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diane Rwigara was arrested along with her mother last year Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The […]

Caster Semenya: Olympic champion to challenge ‘unfair’ IAAF testosterone ruling

Caster Semenya: Olympic champion to challenge ‘unfair’ IAAF testosterone ruling

Caster Semenya is a two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is to challenge “unfair” rules affecting some female athletes. Athletics’ governing body the IAAF has ruled some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men, or change events, unless they take medication. […]

Why Kenyan school children are being taught to say ‘no’, loudly

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Bloodless malaria test invented by Ugandans

Inventors of a bloodless malaria test for malaria say their device could help identify cases of the disease much earlier. Nearly half a million people die from malaria every year, the vast majority in sub-Saharan Africa. Shafik Sekitto, from the Ugandan team behind the invention, spoke to the BBC about the device, which has just […]

Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets ‘kill 31’ in Borno state

Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets ‘kill 31’ in Borno state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria’s army chief urged residents in the north-east to return to their homes 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. The blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state […]

Violence hits UK Eritrean cycle festival

Violence hits UK Eritrean cycle festival

Image copyright Ashley Stocks Image caption Police attended Tameside Stadium when violence broke out at the cycling festival Police have condemned the “appalling” violence at a cycling festival in Greater Manchester that saw nine people hurt and eight men arrested. Thirty protesters stormed the Eritrean event at Curzon Ashton’s Tameside Stadium on Saturday, throwing bottles, […]

Inside Tunisia’s Shams Rad – the Arab world’s ‘only gay radio station’

Inside Tunisia’s Shams Rad – the Arab world’s ‘only gay radio station’

Media captionBouhdid Belhedi says his radio station now has 10,000 weekly listeners across 15 countries Homosexuality is both illegal and widely considered to be unacceptable in Tunisia. But since the 2011 revolution, activists have seen that standing up for their beliefs can result in change. Now LGBT people are gaining confidence and are coming out […]

World Cup 2018: Luka Modric penalty secures 2-0 win for Croatia against Nigeria

World Cup 2018: Luka Modric penalty secures 2-0 win for Croatia against Nigeria

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Croatia 2-0 Nigeria Croatia made a winning World Cup start against Nigeria, as Oghenekaro Etebo’s own goal and a Luka Modric penalty decided a poor Group D match in Kaliningrad. Etebo, who joined Stoke City from Portuguese club Feirense for £6.35m on Monday, turned Modric’s first-half […]

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