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Adama Barrow to be inaugurated as President of Gambia in Senegal

The man who won The Gambia’s disputed election says he will be sworn in as president at the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal. The message, posted on Adama Barrow’s social media accounts, invited the general public to attend the ceremony. Last-ditch efforts by regional leaders to convince Yahya Jammeh to step down as president failed overnight.loading... He lost elections last …

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Real Madrid loses back-to-back games after going 40 unbeaten

Real Madrid lost back-to-back games for the first time since November 2015 as Celta Vigo edged the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final. Madrid, whose 40-game unbeaten run was ended by Sevilla on Sunday, fell behind when ex-Liverpool forward Iago Aspas drilled in his 16th goal of the season. The home side levelled at the Bernabeu when Marcelo …

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Cameroon fights back to deny Guinea-Bissau historic win

Four-time champions Cameroon moved top of Group A as they fought back to deny debutants Guinea-Bissau a historic first win at the Africa Cup of Nations. Shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau, making their debut at this year’s tournament, led through Piquito’s superb solo goal. Cameroon restored parity after the break when Sebastien Siani rifled in low from outside the penalty area. Michael …

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Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Mali car bomb attack in Gao

Al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate says a group linked to it carried out the suicide attack that killed at least 50 people in northern Mali. A vehicle packed with explosives detonated at a camp housing soldiers and members of rival armed groups in the region’s main city, Gao. Mali’s northern desert region has been restive since it was captured by militant …

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Facebook dismissive of censorship, abuse concerns, rights groups allege

Nearly 80 rights groups on Wednesday accused Facebook (FB.O) of “racially biased censorship” and failing to be more transparent about its removal policies and cooperation with law enforcement, adding to criticism the company has faced in recent months over its management of content on its network of 1.8 billion users. The sharp rebuke, sent in response to a December letter …

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Manchester United appoint full-time counter-terrorism manager

Manchester United say they are the first sports club in England to appoint a full-time counter-terrorism manager. The post has been filled by a former inspector from Greater Manchester Police’s specialist search unit. The appointment, revealed at a recent club forum, comes amid significant additional security measures introduced at Old Trafford on matchdays. Vehicles are now routinely checked as they …

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Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah hails ‘spirited’ Ugandan side

Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has lauded Uganda for the wonderful display against the Black Stars. Coach Micho’s side were gallant losers against the former African Champions at the Stade Port Gentil on Tuesday. Andre Ayew’s superb spot kick was enough to earn the Black Stars the three maximum points to start off their quest to win the Cup of …

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Egypt adds ex-footballer Mohamed Aboutrika to terror list

Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a terrorist organisation. In 2012, he endorsed the successful presidential bid by Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood member. The move by the 2008 BBC African Footballer …

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Paul McCartney sues Sony/ATV for Beatles music rights

Former Beatle Paul McCartney sued Sony Corp’s (6758.T) music publishing arm on Wednesday in a federal court in New York, seeking to get back the copyrights to music of his former band, court records show. Starting in October 2008, McCartney sent notices to Sony/ATV Music Publishing stating his desire to reclaim the copyrights to numerous songs, including Beatles hits “Across …

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Afcon: Stop giving Stars a bad name – GFA

The Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ibrahim Sannie Daara, has expressed his disappointment at the negative reportage from the camp of the Black Stars ahead of the team’s second game against the Eagles of Mali. Allegations of bad blood amongst some key players as well as a purported row over bonuses in the Black Stars camp made …

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