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Letter from Africa: Why I was sentenced to 5,000 years in jail

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Rodney D Sieh, editor of Liberia's FrontPageAfrica, reflects on what his career says about journalism in West Africa.

'We're giving these girls hopes and aspirations'

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Pioneering South African pilot Refilwe Ledwaba is on a mission to help women break down barriers in aviation.

Monday, Sep 24

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Demba Ba: Senegal no longer in my thoughts

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Striker Demba Ba says that playing international football for Senegal again is no longer in his thoughts

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Claude LeRoy: 'We must fight slave-merchant agents'

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Togo's French coach Claude LeRoy says if football in Africa is to develop 'we must fight against agents who are slave merchants'.

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Beni attack halts outreach work

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The authorities are concerned about insecurity in the town of Beni after 18 people were killed.

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Kenyan governor Okoth Obado charged over Otieno murder

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A Kenyan governor denies links to the stabbing to death of his ex-girlfriend, a pregnant student.

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Fifa award for Kenyan initiative helping empower young girls

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Kenya's Horn of Africa Development Initiative, which helps empower teenage girls through football, wins Fifa's Diversity Award for 2018.

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Confederation Cup: Enyimba, Raja, Vita Club and Masry win through

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Nigerian former African champions thrash Rwanda's Rayon to make last four, as Confederation Cup semi-final line-up is confirmed.

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Cameroon atrocity: Finding the soldiers who killed this woman

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In July 2018 a horrifying video began to circulate on social media. It shows two women and two young children being led away at gunpoint by a group of Cameroonian soldiers.

Sunday, Sep 23

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Best Fifa Football Awards winners to be announced on Monday

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The world's best male and female footballers will be named at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London on Monday.

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Rennes 1-3 Paris Saint Germain

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Former Stoke City forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scores his first Paris St-Germain goal as they win at Rennes.

Sheyi Ojo: England U20 World Cup winner open to representing Nigeria

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Liverpool's England U20 World Cup winner Sheyi Ojo says he would consider playing for Nigeria at senior international level - if the West African country come calling.

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Moukandjo: Nations Cup winning captain retires from Cameroon duty

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Cameroon's Africa Cup of Nations winning captain Benjamin Moukandjo announces his retirement from international football at the age of 29.

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African Champions League: Al Ahly through to semi-finals

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Record eight-time title holders Al Ahly of Egypt go through to the African Champions League semi-finals after a 4-0 win over Horoya of Guinea.

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Nigerian pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss cargo ship

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Shipping firm Massoel says pirates boarded a cargo ship and kidnapped 12 people in the Niger Delta.

Saturday, Sep 22

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Caf bans Guinean referee Baba Leno for ten years

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Guinean referee Baba Leno is banned from all football-related activities for ten years by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) with immediate effect.

Gabon admits blunder over Aubameyang announcement

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Gabon's Football Federation admits it named Pierre Francois Aubameyang as joint coach of the national team without a deal being finalised.

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Italy acquits Tunisian 'migrant smugglers'

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Italy arrested the six fishermen at sea earlier this month on suspicion of smuggling migrants.

South Africa win regional Cosafa Women's Championship

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South Africa warm up for the Women's Africa Cup of Nations by winning the regional Cosafa Championship on Saturday, beating Cameroon 2-1 in the final.

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Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Survivor found in air pocket

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A man survives in an air pocket in a Lake Victoria ferry that overturned two days ago, killing 207.

Wanyama in Kenya squad for Afcon qualifiers

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Fit-again Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama is back in Kenya's squad for their two 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ethiopia in October.

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Saido Berahino: Stoke striker determined to help Burundi qualify for tournaments

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Saido Berahino says he wants to help Burundi qualify for major tournaments following his recent decision to commit his international future to the African country.

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African Champions League: Setif knock out holders Wydad to reach semi-finals

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Entente Setif knock holders Wydad Casablanca out of the African Champions League by forcing a 0-0 draw in Morocco to win their quarter-final 1-0 on aggregate.

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'The next thing I knew I was in the water'

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Survivors from a ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, have spoken of their ordeal.

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Sudanese poet Rajaa Bushra on the power of artistic expression

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Rajaa Bushra says poetry enables her and others to openly express the challenges of life in Sudan.

Friday, Sep 21

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Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film Rafiki ahead of Oscars

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A Kenyan judge temporarily lifts a ban on a film about a lesbian love affair ahead of the Oscars.

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Aubameyang: My dad has not agreed to coach Gabon

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says that his father Pierre Francois has not agreed to coach Gabon and is currently unwell.

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Primeiro and Esperance into African Champions League semi-finals

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Angola's Primeiro de Agosto and Tunisia's Esperance will face each other in the semi-finals of the African Champions League.

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Anxious wait for relatives in Tanzania ferry disaster

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Dozens of people have died after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria in Tanzania.

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Kenya briefly lifts ban on lesbian film Rafiki ahead of Oscars

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A judge temporarily allows the screening of a film about a lesbian love affair ahead of the Oscars.