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Niger coup: Decision time for West Africa as deadline nears

BBC Africa - Sat, 05/08/2023 - 01:35
Regional leaders have threatened to use force if Niger's ousted president is not reinstated by Sunday.
Categories: Africa

Women's World Cup 2023: Why is song and dance important to South African football?

BBC Africa - Fri, 04/08/2023 - 21:35
Students explain why song and dance is helping the nation's football team who have reached the second round of the Women's World Cup.
Categories: Africa

Niger: President Mohamed Bazoum calls on US for help after coup

BBC Africa - Fri, 04/08/2023 - 20:08
Mohamed Bazoum warns that the region could fall to Russian influence via the Wagner group.
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England v Nigeria - key battles that may decide World Cup last-16 match in Brisbane

BBC Africa - Fri, 04/08/2023 - 18:00
Where might the match be won when England face Nigeria in the first knockout stage of the Women's World Cup in Brisbane?
Categories: Africa

Buffon: N'kono 'is the reason I do what I do'

BBC Africa - Fri, 04/08/2023 - 14:57
Did you know Buffon could've been a midfielder if it wasn't for the Cameroonian goalkeeper?
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Bruce Mwape: Fifa looking into official sexual misconduct complaint against Zambia head coach

BBC Africa - Fri, 04/08/2023 - 09:57
Fifa is investigating an official complaint that Zambia head coach Bruce Mwape sexually assaulted a player at the Women's World Cup.
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2023 Women's World Cup: Morocco's 'explosion of joy' comes after years of work and investment

BBC Africa - Thu, 03/08/2023 - 16:53
Morocco have reached the last 16 on their debut at the Fifa Women's World Cup, and their success in Australia and New Zealand is no accident, but the result of serious investment.
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Morocco 1-0 Colombia: Debutants reach Women's World Cup last 16

BBC Africa - Thu, 03/08/2023 - 14:21
Morocco reach the last 16 on their Women's World Cup debut by beating Colombia - eliminating Germany in the process.
Categories: Africa

Edinburgh Fringe: The Life and Times of Michael K, a South African puppet play

BBC Africa - Thu, 03/08/2023 - 02:48
A South African puppet play, based on a novel by JM Coetzee, is featuring at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Categories: Africa

Women's World Cup 2023: South Africa coach Desiree Ellis lauds 'amazing' squad

BBC Africa - Wed, 02/08/2023 - 20:27
South Africa's dramatic progress to the Women's World Cup last 16 is dedicated to the entire country, says Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis.
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Women's World Cup 2023: Nigeria v England is '50/50', says ex-Super Falcon

BBC Africa - Wed, 02/08/2023 - 18:53
Nigeria have a 'weapon' to give themselves an even chance of beating England in Brisbane, says former Women's World Cup keeper Racheal Ayegba.
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South Africa 3-2 Italy: Thembi Kgatlana reveals family sorrow as Banyana Banyana march on

BBC Africa - Wed, 02/08/2023 - 13:01
Thembi Kgatlana scores a stoppage-time winner as South Africa beat Italy to book their place in the last 16 of the Women's World Cup.
Categories: Africa

Niger coup: A litmus test for democracy in West Africa

BBC Africa - Wed, 02/08/2023 - 01:26
Regional leaders have threatened military action against the junta if it refuses to give up power.
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'First English slave fort in Africa' uncovered on Ghana's coast

BBC Africa - Tue, 01/08/2023 - 02:43
Ghana archaeologists say they have found 17th Century remains of the long-lost Fort Kormantine.
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Niger coup: Why some people want Russia in and France out

BBC Africa - Tue, 01/08/2023 - 01:59
Supporters of the military which seized power in Niger have been showing their support for Russia.
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Senegal's Ousmane Sonko - youth hero or rabble-rouser?

BBC Africa - Mon, 31/07/2023 - 19:50
Ousmane Sonko is charged with stoking insurrection and his party dissolved amid increasing tensions.
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Nigeria into World Cup knock-out phase

BBC Africa - Mon, 31/07/2023 - 14:10
The Republic of Ireland end their first World Cup with a 0-0 draw with Nigeria, who progress to the last-16 and could face England.
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Costa Rica 1-3 Zambia: Women's World Cup debutants Zambia record first win

BBC Africa - Mon, 31/07/2023 - 11:14
Zambia secure first Women's World Cup win by edging out Costa Rica in their final Group C match.
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Sudan conflict: Women tell BBC horror stories of rape

BBC Africa - Mon, 31/07/2023 - 01:01
Women give the BBC harrowing accounts of rape by fighters, as conflict rages in the country.
Categories: Africa

Nouhaila Benzina becomes first player to wear hijab at World Cup

BBC Africa - Sun, 30/07/2023 - 08:19
Morocco defender Nouhaila Benzina makes history by becoming the first player to wear a hijab at a World Cup.
Categories: Africa