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  1. .com | Nigerians stuck in Libya return home with a songRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | News24

    ... Agency (NEMA), said those who returned were driven by a sense that the grass was greener elsewhere. Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation and one of the continent's main oil exporters but most of its 180 million people live in poverty: the ...

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  2. Sport24.co.za | 'He's the Robert Mugabe of Arsenal'Read the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | News24

    The problem with football coaches is that they are not wine, so the notion that they get better with age as does a bottle of good wine does not hold the same sway. But having been with the Gunners since 1996, the Frenchman has become something of an institution at the club, and institutions seldom just move aside and make room for something new.

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  3. Sport24.co.za | More work needs to be done, says JordaanRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | News24

    ... I am glad that I eventually made it into CAF on my third attempt. The changes in Cosafa [Council of Southern Africa Football Associations] were a huge catalyst. The fact that 11 of the 14 associations are headed by new guys ushered in the needed ...

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  4. Teamuganda 670x305Read the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | New Vision

    ... race as a senior, repeated the victory the following year. He was second this year before also getting silver at the Africa cross country last year. Agnes Jebet Tirop Tirop leads Kenya's women team with the task of defending the title she won in ...

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    48 min ago | New Vision

    PIC: Will Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba impress today? There is money at stake If there was a podium for teams that made the best first impression ahead of today's IAAF World Cross Country Championships, hosts Uganda would unfortunately be nowhere near it. Thanks to Team Uganda's underwhelming entrance into Kampala on Friday morning, the public relations race was lost dismally.

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  6. Team5 633x393Read the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | New Vision

    No other team in the IAAF world Cross Country Championships has a more compelling story than Kenya. Take, for instance, the fact that there will be more natural-born Kenyans running for other countries in today's event than their mother land.

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  7. Team Uganda captain Kiprotich confidentRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | New Vision

    ... at the World Cross Country in 1996. This was the 24th edition of the then annual competition in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Godfrey Nyombi in 102 position was Uganda's best performer followed by Alex Malinga at 113. Ronald Mujuni was third at 131. ...

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  8. ILE-IFE: Journalist group alerts on video asking for revengeRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | Vanguard

    The Journalists for Democratic Rights, JODER, has warned the authorities to beware of some organized armed groups planning revenge attacks following the ethnic crisis at Ile-Ife. It was the second time JODER would be sounding the note of warning in two weeks.

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  9. Egypt's last Jews aim to keep alive heritageRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    Once a flourishing community, only a handful of Egyptian Jews, mostly elderly women, remain in the Arab world's most populous country, aiming at least to preserve their heritage. Egypt still has about a dozen synagogues, but like many of the country's monuments they need restoration.

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  10. Forty police officers decapitated in Congo ambush: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ABC News

    Militia fighters have decapitated about 40 police officers after an ambush in central Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say. The Kamuina Nsapu militants attacked on Friday as the police convoy drove from the cities of Tshikapa and Kananga in Central Kasai province, Kasai Assembly speaker Francois Madila Kalamba said.

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  11. Car bomb kills 6 near Somalia presidential palace: OfficialRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    ... new Somali-American president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, who has vowed to make security a priority in this Horn of Africa nation. But the extremist group, which was kicked out of Mogadishu under Mohamed's brief term as prime minister in 2010-2011, ...

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  12. .com | How can we solve fees crisis?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News24

    The chair of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training, Judge Jonathan Heher, faces a mammoth task as he needs to consolidate information into a report for President Jacob Zuma within the next two months. The commission's work, which includes determining the feasibility of fee-free tertiary education, draws to an end next month.

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  13. .com | Zuma's judicial musical chairsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News24

    ... caused a stir on social media. Dumisa Ntsebeza SC, one of the most well-known and highly respected advocates in South Africa, who was a commissioner during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, is, however, one of those who has been given ...

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  14. Kololo 633x393Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New Vision

    Athletes from all over the world will put their strength and stamina to the test at Kololo Independence Grounds today. By Michael Woira We welcome this wonderful initiative which is an alternative that comprises sports and the chance to get to know the indisputable beauty of the pearl of Africa.

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  15. Acident 633x393Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New Vision

    The dead all Kenyan nationals whose identities could not be established by press time died instantly when the crane they were repairing was blown off by the wind. Two people have been confirmed dead after a crane collapsed as result of the storm accompanied by heavy down pour at Tororo cement Industry construction site.

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  16. On International Day, UN chief Guterres calls on all to stand in solidarity with detained staffRead the original story

    1 hr ago | United Nations

    The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members marks the anniversary of the abduction of UN staff member Alec Collett. UN Photo/Milton Grant 25 March 2017 – On the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff , United Nations Secretary-General AntA3nio Guterres highlighted the challenges that UN staff face and urged everyone to ensure that they have the safety they need to help those most in need around the globe.

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  17. Why the curse of the mummy was more like a gentle warningRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    THE curse of the mummy on anyone who dares to disturb the dead is one of the most enduring superstitions of modern times. But a new exhibition has revealed how the tombs of ancient Egyptians were in fact reused many times - and the 'curse' was more likely to be a polite request to keep out.

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  18. Bamwine 633x393Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | New Vision

    The increasing number of convicts sentenced to death is as a result of inexperienced government lawyers, the Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has revealed. According to Bamwine, state briefs are either recent graduates with insufficient experience or 'failed' lawyers.

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  19. Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil warRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Texarkana Gazette

    After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and her weight plummet.

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  20. BOOKS | REVIEWS: Madame PresidentRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Texarkana Gazette

    In her new biography "Madame President," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Helene Cooper dodges the pitfall of idealizing her subject, Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. That's no small feat: After all, Johnson Sirleaf is Africa's first democratically elected female president and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a battered wife and mother of four by age 22 who went on to study at Harvard and make a name for herself in international finance.

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