Africa News

  • New Zealand, Samoa name squads for one-off test

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All Blacks coach Steve Hansen named one new cap in his starting 15 and three more on the bench for Wednesday's one-off rugby test against Samoa, the squad's first-ever in the Pacific islands.

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  • Mozambique triumph creates two CHAN records

    Mozambique created two records and Zimbabwe surrendered one in 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying this weekend. The Mozambican Mambas (Snakes) thumped Seychelles 4-0 on the Indian Ocean island in the second leg of a preliminary tie with the goals coming in a 31-minute first-half…

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  • Burkina Faso: Father wants justice in sex abuse case

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and vowed on Sunday to follow legal proceedings closely to ensure justice is done.

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  • South Africa cruises to win over Bangladesh in 1st T20

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis smashed an unbeaten 79 to lead his side to a comfortable 52-run win over Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 international on Sunday.

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  • Bangladesh vs South Africa Result

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Scores Sunday after South Africa beat Bangladesh by 52 runs in the first Twenty20 International at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

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  • French renewables power grid pilot shows limits of batteries in Europe

    By Geert De Clercq NICE, France (Reuters) - A major pilot project by Europe's largest power network operator to integrate power from rooftop solar panels into the grid has shown that battery storage of renewable energy is not yet economically viable in Europe. The conclusion is a sobering one for…

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  • South Africa win toss, bat first against Bangladesh

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat first in the first Twenty20 International against Bangladesh on Sunday.

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  • Lagos store brings modern African luxury to Nigeria's rich

    Take a sought-after architect, add the king of "new Africa cuisine" and a smattering of famous designers, and you get a concept-store in Lagos that seeks to bring modern African luxury to Nigeria's ultra-rich. The chaotic, cosmopolitan metropolis has largely failed to cater for its mega-rich…

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  • South Africa's Van Zyl cards 64 for 2-shot lead in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Jaco Van Zyl will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the French Open and a shot at a maiden European Tour title after carding a 7-under-par 64 on Saturday.

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  • The Latest: Nibali best among Tour favorites in 1st stage

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest from the first stage of the Tour de France (all times local):

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  • Bangladesh unfazed by South Africa ahead of 1st T20

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza says his team will play "fearless" cricket against South Africa on Sunday in the first of two Twenty20 matches.

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  • Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris retires from cricket

    LONDON (AP) — Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has retired from all forms of cricket after being ruled out of the Ashes series against England with a knee injury.

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  • British royals prepare for Princess Charlotte christening

    Britain's royal family was gearing up Saturday for the christening of Princess Charlotte, when the public will have their second chance to glimpse the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate. The two-month-old will be christened Sunday in a low-key ceremony in a church on her…

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  • Southern African leaders to probe Lesotho ex-army chief murder

    Southern African leaders on Friday ordered a regional probe into the murder last week of Lesotho's former army chief, an incident that has plunged the kingdom into fresh security crisis. Leaders and representatives from six member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)…

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  • Tunisian Abu Iyadh, reported dead in Libya, is Qaeda veteran

    Abu Iyadh, the founder of Tunisia's main jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia reported Friday to have been killed in a US air strike in Libya, is a veteran of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Real name Seifallah Ben Hassine, and listed as a "global terrorist" by the United States, he was killed in mid-June, The…

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  • 'Series of errors' caused Air Algerie crash: report

    A French judicial probe has found a series of "tragic" errors that caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in the Malian desert last year with 116 people on board, Le Figaro reported Thursday. The French civil aviation authority BEA in April said the McDonnell Douglas 83 jet ran into trouble after…

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  • Suspected Boko Haram insurgents step up attacks in Nigeria

    By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked the outskirts of a state capital in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, escalating their attacks after a week of bloodletting in which more than 150 people were killed, military sources said. Heavy gunfire was heard…

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