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Football: Bizertin goalkeeper Mustapha thwarts Nkana

Outstanding goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha earned Tunisians CA Bizertin a 0-0 draw at Zambians Nkana this weekend in a CAF Confederation Cup play-off. Mustapha made a string of spectacular saves in copperbelt city Kitwe to deny a home team battling to find the net in all competitions. This was the sixth consecutive match in which Nkana failed to score, and Bizertin are favoured to win the return match next weekend. Shadreck Musonda posed the biggest threat to the Tunisians, who reached the semi-finals of the second-tier African club competition last year.

Football: Bizertin goalkeeper Mustapha thwarts Nkana

Outstanding goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha earned Tunisians CA Bizertin a 0-0 draw at Zambians Nkana this weekend in a CAF Confederation Cup play-off. Mustapha made a string of spectacular saves in copperbelt city Kitwe to deny a home team battling to find the net in all competitions. This was the sixth consecutive match in which Nkana failed to score, and Bizertin are favoured to win the return match next weekend. Shadreck Musonda posed the biggest threat to the Tunisians, who reached the semi-finals of the second-tier African club competition last year.

Gunmen kill two Egyptian policemen near Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Gunmen killed an Egyptian intelligence officer and a policeman on a road outside Cairo in a late-night firefight, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. The armed men fled the scene after shooting dead Captain Ashraf Badeer el-Qazaz of the intelligence service and a police conscript, the ministry said in a statement. The two men were on security patrol late on Saturday on a desert road linking Cairo to the canal city of Suez when they tried to stop a vehicle, which then opened fire on them.

Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in Central African Republic town

By Emmanuel Braun BODA, Central African Republic (Reuters) - In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways to shops and a bustling market in the diamond-mining town in western Central African Republic. Today, they mark the fine line between life and death for hundreds of Muslims living under siege, encircled by Christian 'anti-balaka' militia fighters bent on chasing out the country's Islamic population.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle Jewish antiquities

Egypt has foiled an attempt to smuggle out of the country Jewish antiquities used during religious ceremonies, the antiquities ministry said on Friday. The artefacts were discovered in the Mediterranean city of Damietta as they were about to be shipped to Belgium, a ministry statement said. Among them are 11 wooden cases for the Torah, Judaism's holy book, four censers bearing Hebrew inscriptions, a silver crown decorated with stars of David and a silver knife, it said.

Bouteflika aide claims Algeria election victory

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A senior aide to Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika claimed on Thursday the ailing leader had won election to secure a fourth term after 15 years in power. Official results have yet to be released after Thursday's election and may come on Friday. But many Algerians expect the 77-year-old leader to win even though he did not campaign himself and was rarely seen in public after a stroke last year.

Algeria's ailing Bouteflika poised to clinch 4th term

Ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika was poised to clinch a fourth presidential term despite chronic health problems and a sharp fall in turnout after Algerians voted Thursday in an election that saw some 70 people wounded in protests. Although the results are to be officially announced on Friday afternoon by Interior Minister Tayib Belaiz, Bouteflika's supporters took to the streets of the capital Algiers to celebrate after polls closed, letting off fireworks and sounding their car horns.

Little known jihadist group vows new Egypt attacks

A little-known jihadist group, Ajnad Misr, claimed a series of attacks and vowed new ones targeting Egyptian security forces in a video posted on its Twitter account on Thursday. In the video titled "Retaliation is life", the group said that it had carried out eight attacks in Cairo since November 20, 2013. It also said it would launch new attacks as revenge against the abuses inflicted by security forces on women protesters supporting ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Algeria's ailing Bouteflika poised to clinch 4th term

Ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika was poised to clinch a fourth presidential term despite chronic health problems after Algerians voted Thursday in an election that saw 70 people wounded in protests. Voting ended by 1900 GMT at polling booths across the vast North Africa country, but with the count now under way, the 77-year-old president who has been in power since 1999 remains the firm favourite of the six candidates.

Senegal ex-president's son to be tried for corruption: judicial source

The son of former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade is to be tried in June for corruption after accumulating a fortune valued at well over $1 billion, a judicial source said on Thursday. Karim Wade is alleged to have acquired by corrupt means companies and real estate valued at $1.4 billion (one billion euros), including land in Dakar, a fleet of luxury cars and a number of media and finance companies operating across Africa. "Karim Wade will remain in prison and will go on trial in two months for illicit enrichment," the ministry of justice source told AFP.
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