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CAF Executives Approve African Cup Expansion, Timing Change
The Confederation of African Football's executive committee has approved expanding the African Cup of Nations from 16 to 24 teams and moving the continent's top tournament from the beginning of the year to June-July.
CAF says the changes should come into effect for the next tourn...
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Report: Cameroon Torturing Suspects in Boko Haram Fight
More than 100 people have been tortured by Cameroon security forces and held incommunicado in the past four years on suspicion of involvement with the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, according to a report released Thursday by Amnesty International.
Such treatmen...
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Nigeria Bolsters Security in Northern State of Kaduna Amid Violence
Nigeria is to deploy troops and police to reduce violence in the northern state of Kaduna, the acting president's spokesman said on Wednesday, as ethnically charged violence pressures a government already fighting Boko Haram in the northeast.
Clashes between Muslim herders and Ch...
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Celebrating Mandela Day
Every July 18th, people spend 67 minutes doing a service activity to honor the 67 years Nelson Mandela spent fighting for justice.
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Young Refugees Cleared to Travel to Waiting US Foster Families
Young refugees from Somalia and Eritrea who are eagerly awaited by American foster families have been cleared to travel to the United States, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) tells VOA.
As VOA reported Friday, the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (UMR) Program has been in a state of un...
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UN Chief Urges More International Cooperation on Africa
The U.N. secretary-general urged the international community Wednesday to, in his words, “change the narrative” about Africa.  Antonio Guterres said countries should cooperate more with the continent to recognize its vast potential and prevent and manage conflicts there.
Guterres...
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