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Arsene Wenger's African legacy after 22 years at Arsenal

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As Arsene Wenger prepares to leave Arsenal after 22 years, he leaves a legacy of signing and nurturing some of Africa's top stars.

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London Marathon: Kenyans Kipchoge and Cheruiyot celebrate double win

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Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge win his third title, while Vivian Cheruiyot won the women's race.

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Zamalek appoint ex-Tottenham manager Christian Gross as new coach

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Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Christian Gross is appointed as the new head coach of Egyptian giants Zamalek on a two-year deal.

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Marathon: Mo Farah breaks British record

BBC / Sport

Britain's Mo Farah finishes third at the London Marathon in a new British record as Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge wins for a third time.

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Kenya's Cheruiyot wins London Marathon

BBC / Africa

Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot wins the 2018 London Marathon but Paula Radcliffe's' mixed-gender' race world record remains intact.

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Letter from Africa: The teenager fighting school bus sex pests

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How one girl started an app to stop harassment of students on the commute to school in Tanzania.

Saturday, Apr 21

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Fifa experts give Morocco 2026 World Cup bid mixed review

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After their first visit to Morocco to assess the country's suitability to host the 2026 World Cup, Fifa experts give the bid a mixed review so far.

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Former African champions drawn in same Confed Cup group

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Three former African champions will play in the same group in this year's Confederation Cup, following Saturday's draw in Cairo.

Friday, Apr 20

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Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head

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Commonwealth leaders agree that the Prince of Wales will be the next head of the organisation.

How one woman was shunned for having cancer but found a 'new family'

BBC / News

This Kenyan woman was rejected by friends and family after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

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Zimbabwe parliament summons Robert Mugabe over diamond theft claim

BBC / Africa

A parliamentary committee aims to establish the extent of diamond plundering in Zimbabwe.

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Algerian woman denied French citizenship over handshake

BBC / Africa

An Algerian woman is denied citizenship for refusing to shake the hand of an official.

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Liberia warlord jailed for 30 years in US

BBC / Africa

One witness told the US court how he had ordered the heart of a captive to be cooked for his fighters.

Fifa fines the Lao Football Federation after a BBC story

BBC / Africa

Fifa imposes a fine on the Lao Football Federation for trafficking African youngsters with the help of information supplied by BBC Sport.

Commonwealth summit: The countries where it is illegal to be gay

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Many Commonwealth countries have laws in place that criminalise homosexuality.

Will Africa's open skies project take off?

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Challenges lay ahead for Africa's airlines as they are granted greater access to the continent.

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Commonwealth meeting: Leaders discuss who will succeed Queen as head

BBC / UK

Commonwealth leaders are meeting to discuss their next head with the Queen backing Prince Charles.

DR Congo FA boss Omari released after corruption questions

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The president of the DR Congo Football Federation Constant Omari is released from detention but is ordered not to leave the country.

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Kenya's Omar sacked by Bulgarian club for insulting team-mates

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Bulgarain club Slavia Sofia sacks Kenya international Aboud Omar for insulting the club's coaching staff and his team-mates.

Is East Africa ready for kitenge Fridays?

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The East African Community has recommended that people in the region wear colourful cotton fabric on Fridays.

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Nigeria's Moses earns win for Chelsea

BBC / Sport

Chelsea maintain their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at European hopefuls Burnley.

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South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

BBC / News

Cyril Ramaphosa leaves the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent clashes at home.

02

'Greatest' distance runner showdown at London Marathon

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Four of the world's top male distance runners battle it out at the London marathon.

Africa's week in pictures: 13-19 April 2018

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A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Thursday, Apr 19

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Swaziland: What happens when a country changes its name

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Swaziland's king has decided to change the country's name to eSwatini, but what does this entail?

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Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini'

BBC / Africa

King Mswati III declares a name change at events celebrating independence and his 50th birthday.

FA Cup: Is Daniel Amokachi's the strangest substitution ever?

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Former Everton striker Daniel Amokachi substitutes himself on to the pitch and scores twice in a 4-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham in 1995.

Tunisia: A season marred by violence

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Crowd violence sees eight of Tunisia's 14 top-flight teams end their seasons behind closed doors but officials confident World Cup will not be affected.

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Alastair Leithead: 'Web of corruption' behind SA rhino poaching

BBC / Africa

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, conservationist Jane Goodall and others urge more action.

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The Commonwealth of Nations: Who's in the club?

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Some members have left and joined the group more than once.