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    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Africa Cup of Nations (AfCON) blasts into action on Saturday and despite the absence of the Botswana national team, the country will be represented in the middle of the pitch when Joshua Bondo joins the referees in the tournament, Mmegi newspaper reports here Friday.

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    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has warned Nigerians that religion can kill the country if it is not tamed.

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    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s leader brewery, the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) has expressed its readiness to triple sorghum production by local farmers in 2017 as part of its efforts to rely 100 percent on local produce for its brew.

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    APA-Abidjan (Cote d'Ivore) — – The civilian population has been demonstrating since early Friday morning against soldiers in the city Bouaké, 379 kilometres north of the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan, as Defense Minister Alain Richard Donwahi is expected in the city to continue talks with the soldiers who mutinied last week, APA noted on site.

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    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — -The Liberia Diabetes Center on Thursday released scary statistics on the extent of diabetes in the country, considered a threat to the population.

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    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday urged Zimbabweans to rally behind the country’s national soccer team as it prepares to go into battle at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that kicks off in Gabon at the weekend.

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