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Zambia coach Nyirenda quits, set to join South African club

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Wedson Nyirenda quit as Zambia coach Thursday, apparently so that he can join South African top-flight club Baroka. “FAZ (Football Association of Zambia) wishes to announce the resignation of Wedson Nyirenda as head coach of Zambia with immediate effect,” a statement from the national body …

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Burundi opposition goes to court over referendum result

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s opposition on Thursday filed a petition to the country’s constitutional court in a bid to invalidate the result of last week’s referendum, which is expected to strengthen President Pierre Nkurunziza’s hold on power. Seventy-three percent of voters cast their ballot for “Yes” in the …

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‘Pogba is a joke’

France ‘nothing special’, ‘Pogba only cares about hair’ – coach of World Cup rivals Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Denmark coach Age Hareide gave a withering assessment of his World Cup first-round rivals France on Thursday claiming they have no real leader and have little chance in Russia. “I don’t …

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Cameroon lashes US over ‘abuses’ in anglophone crisis

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP |  Cameroon’s government has blasted the United States for accusing its forces of abuses, including “targeted killings,” in an English-speaking region of the country wracked by a separatist insurgency. In a statement received by AFP on Thursday, the foreign ministry said it had expressed its “deep …

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President Museveni meets FAO delegation

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the visiting Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) delegation led by Ambassador Roberto Ridolfi, a Special Advisor on Strategy and Financing Development. Museveni advised the members of the delegation that FAO should invest in agricultural machinery, …

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