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The Lagos female boxers with Olympic dreams

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A group of female boxers who train in a makeshift boxing ring in the dirt plan to take gold at the 2020 Olympics.

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Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

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Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo is confident that it can contain the current outbreak of Ebola, which is thought to have killed 27 people.

Africa's week in pictures

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

Thursday, May 24

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Liberia to vote against Morocco's World Cup bid

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The Liberian FA (LFA) is to break ranks with the rest of Africa and vote against Morocco when the decision on who will host the 2026 World Cup is held.

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Egypt team to decide on fasting for World Cup build-up

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Egypt's players are to meet to decide whether to fast in accordance with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as they prepare for the World Cup.

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Zambia national coach Wedson Nyirenda resigns

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The Football Association of Zambia is looking for a new national team coach following the resignation of Wedson Nyirenda.

South Africa's Ramaphosa gives half his pay to Mandela charity

BBC / Africa

South Africa's president is one of the richest men in the country, with a fortune of around $450m.

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Boko Haram crisis: Amnesty accuses Nigeria troops of rape

BBC / Africa

Women were separated from their husbands and raped in refugee camps, says Amnesty International.

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Real Madrid v Liverpool: Could James Milner be key to Champions League final?

BBC / Sport

The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool has the makings of a classic, but what can we learn from the pre-match statistics?

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Kim Chakanetsa on the man who stood up to Mugabe and vanished

BBC / Africa

Itai Dzamara was one of Robert Mugabe's most outspoken critics before he disappeared three years ago.

Wednesday, May 23

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Kenyan aide Walter Mong’are 'criticises' millennials

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A presidential aide in Kenya criticises young people "who sit at home and expect jobs".

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Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients 'taken to church'

BBC / Africa

Two of the three patients who were taken from the treatment centre for prayers have died.

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Wael Abbas: Prominent Egyptian blogger 'arrested'

BBC / Africa

Police raided Wael Abbas's home in Cairo overnight and took him away blindfolded, his lawyer says.

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Notts County: Shola Ameobi and Alan Smith leave League Two club

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Ex-Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi and former England forward Alan Smith are among 11 players released by Notts County.

Ex-South Africa cricket captain retires

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South Africa batsman and former Test captain AB de Villiers retires from international cricket after a 14-year career.

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World Cup 2026: Morocco write to Fifa as US territories permitted to vote

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The Moroccan Football Federation writes to Fifa to complain about US territories being allowed to vote for the World Cup hosts.

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Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi returns to face investigation

BBC / Africa

The head of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi arrives in the country on Wednesday to face an investigation ordered by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Champions League: Horoya hold Mamelodi Sundowns

BBC / Africa

Guinea's Horoya score late to earn a 2-2 draw with visiting South African Mamelodi Sundowns in Group C of the African Champions League.

Tuesday, May 22

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UK man raped children in Kenya

BBC / Africa

Keith Morris, 72, from Hull, denied nine charges, which he committed while on holiday in Kenya.

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Leon Balogun: Brighton sign Nigeria international on free transfer

BBC / Africa

Brighton complete the signing of Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun on a free transfer.

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Senegal striker Demba Ba accepts World Cup omission

BBC / Africa

Senegal striker Demba Ba says he is not 'too disappointed' at being overlooked for the Teranga Lions' squad for the World Cup.

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Famara Diedhiou: Bristol City striker banned for six matches for spitting

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Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou is suspended for six matches after being found guilty of spitting at an opponent.

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Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly

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A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be deadly killer of humans.

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Clare Spencer: The graffiti artists who took over a village

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What happened when international street artists, who normally paint murals on urban walls, headed to rural Gambia.

'I want to be like Salah' - life in the Egyptian's home town

BBC / Africa

Aspiring footballers in Mo Salah's hometown are taking inspiration from the Liverpool FC ace.

Monday, May 21

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Emenike to bounce back after 'sad' loan at Las Palmas

BBC / Africa

Nigeria's Emmanuel Emenike is determined bounce back at Greek club Olympiakos after what he calls a 'sad' loan spell in Spain, where injury meant he did not play at all.

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo

BBC / Africa

Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people.

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Commonwealth Games: Fifty athletes in Australia 'illegally'

BBC / Australia

Almost 200 more are in the process of claiming asylum after this year's Commonwealth Games.

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Could illegal mines in Ghana lead to an increase in chocolate prices?

BBC / Africa

There's a warning that cocoa plantations in Ghana are being turned into illegal gold mines.

Sunday, May 20

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Sierra Leone's new sports minister hopes to restore peace in country's FA

BBC / Africa

Sierra Leone's new sports minister, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, wants domestic league football to resume in 90 days as he aims to restore peace in his country's FA.