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A Ghana fan cheers for the team during their match against Algeria  in Mongomo
24/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Gyan beats Malaria and leads Ghana to victory

It was the stuff of legend.
Ghana's Christian Atsu challenges Algeria's Faouzi Ghoulam during their match in Mongomo on 23 January, 2015
24/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Ghana moves ahead after Algeria defeat in day seven of CAN

Five things we learned from day seven.

Bangui archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, a key player in the release of Claudia Priest.
24/01/2015 - France - Central African Republic

French aid worker released in Central African Republic

French aid worker Claudia Priest has been released after being kidnapped on Monday in the Central African Republic, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday.

Rami Bedoui (R) of Tunisia with Zambia's Emmanuel Mayuka
23/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

All not lost for Zambia after Tunisia defeat on day six of CAN

Zambia squander their chances against Tunisia, they’re already preparing CAN 2017 and Ghana’s coach falls out of love with Equatorial Guinea on Day six of the African Cup of Nations ...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 22 January, 2015
23/01/2015 - Report: Egypt

After Mubarak sons' release Egypt NGOs call for all political prisoners to be freed

An Egyptian court yesterday demanded the release of the sons of former leader Hosni Mubarak. Gamal and Alaa Mubarak will be released pending a retrial on corruption charges.
The Constitutional Council in Paris
23/01/2015 - France- Morocco

Top French court backs stripping jihadist of nationality

France’s Constitutional Council has ruled that stripping a binational jihadist of his French nationality is legal.

African press review 23 January 2015

Nigerians go to the polls on 14 February to elect their president and members of the National Assembly and that's the story which dominates today's papers there.

Algeria's Faouzi Ghoulam celebrates his goal during their match against South Africa on 19 January, 2015
23/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Algeria ready for 'guns-blazing' Ghana after Senegal shock

Algeria coach Christian Gourcouff says he expects Ghana to come out all guns blazing for their second Group C match on Friday in Mongomo.
The SYL hotel after Thursday's blast
23/01/2015 - Report: Somalia

Five dead after al-Shebab bombs Mogadishu hotel ahead of Erdogan visit

Somalia’s al-Shebab armed Islamists have claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday, a day before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...
An anti-Balaka militiaman behind villagers in Bouca, Central African Republic
23/01/2015 - France - Central African Republic

Kidnapped French aid worker’s family worried for her safety

The son of a French aid worker held hostage by anti-balaka Christian militia in the Central African Republic (CAR) says he is worried for her safety.