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Popular sites targeted in string of Africa attacks

Paris, France | AFP | The attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital on Sunday was the latest in a series of assaults in Africa targeting spots popular with foreigners and locals alike. Here is an overview of the worst such attacks in recent years, most of which have …

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Kenya’s election standoff: Five key questions

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the country’s election, but his rival Raila Odinga insists he is the true winner, and the election was stolen from him. Odinga has said he will outline his strategy to contest the vote on Tuesday. Deadly …

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Mixed emotions as Bolt bows out

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Jamaican Usain Bolt said Sunday he was sad but also excited to bow out of athletics, adding that his disappointing world campaign in London would not change his career achievements. Bolt brought down the curtain on his glittering career in dramatic fashion when he …

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Waiting for Raila, listening to God, in Nairobi slum

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Churches preached peace on Sunday in Mathare, a Nairobi slum that has been hit by days of violent demonstrations since last week’s disputed presidential vote, but it was opposition leader Raila Odinga the people were desperate to hear from. Odinga had been silent since the …

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Farah – a bitter sweet fairytale

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Briton Mo Farah departs an undisputed legend of the track in terms of titles won, but to many his association with coach Alberto Salazar will forever cast a unwanted pall on his career. The 34-year-old Somalia-born champion stuck with Salazar despite serious allegations against him …

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Four things to know about the Kenyan vote dispute

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the country’s election, but not everybody is happy. His opponent Raila Odinga insists the election results have been manipulated, and protests have broken out in poor neighbourhoods in two of the country’s major cities. …

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