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Africa's football ambitions remain a spark

​​Nigeria were dismal in the loss to Croatia, while Morocco unlucky against Iran. Tunisia were competent but dull, while Egypt could point to the lack of match fitness of their talisman, Mo Salah. ...

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Saudi Arabia upgraded to MSCI Emerging Markets, to join China, India others

Saudi Arabia’s efforts to modernize its stock market and attract billions in investments were recognized by MSCI Inc., which announced on Wednesday the addition of the kingdom to its group of emerg...

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Exclusive: Stop exploiting Africa, share resources, Pope tells Europe

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Europe should stop exploiting Africa and invest in ways that benefit the continent more, including by sharing mineral wealth more equitably, Pope Francis...

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Pope Francis criticises Donald Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

Pope Francis has criticised the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems. Speaking t...

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Record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo earns Portugal win as Morocco's FIFA World Cup...

Cristiano Ronaldo headed Portugal to a 1-0 win over Morocco in their FIFA World Cup Group B match on Wednesday to put them in the driving seat for a spot in the next round and seal the North Africa...

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Pope Francis criticises Trump administration’s policy on migrant family separation

Pope Francis has criticised the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problems. Speaking t...

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Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area.