AFCON 2017: Best photos from 22 January
23 January 2017 | 7:34 am
A compilation of the best photos from 22 January at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe shine as Paris St Germain come from a goal down to beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in their Champions League Group A encounter.
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has no worries about his position at the club ahead of his side's Champions League match against Atalanta.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman admits his side's Champions League hopes hang in the balance ahead of their match against Dynamo Kyiv.
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Human rights activists on Monday (October 19) urged governments and athletes world-wide to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China as Athens prepared to hand over the Olympic flame to Beijing in a ceremony in the capital, saying that anything less would make the world complicit in what they called 'genocide' by Beijing. China's treatment of minorities has come under increased scrutiny in the run-up to the games, scheduled from Feb. 4-20. Activists protested at Ancient Olympia on Monday, where the flame lighting ceremony was held.
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On a circuit in the industrial city of Alberton, southeast of Johannesburg, drivers spin their cars around while raising clouds of smoke, taking the arena one after the other as if on an open stage. The discipline, officially a sport in the country for a few years, was originally a gangster ritual during the apartheid era. A first tournament was held after two years of suspension due to Covid.
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for COVID-19, the club said on Thursday (October 21), a day after he missed their 4-0 Champions League win at Benfica in Lisbon with "flu-like symptoms."
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"It has always been my dream to succeed at Barca," Fati says
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Three football clubs pushing for a European Super League are reportedly considering legal action. The clubs — which had hoped to stop other teams being promoted or relegated — accuse soccer chiefs of seeking a monopoly.
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Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop, a rising star in Kenya's athletics scene, was buried on Saturday (October 23) at a funeral attended by more than 1,000 people. Tirop was found stabbed to death in her home in the Rift Valley town of Iten on October 13, in an incident that has shone the spotlight on violence against women in Kenya. Her funeral was held on the day she would have turned 26, the Vicar presiding over her funeral service noted.
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Sudan's top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said on Tuesday (October 26) that the military agreed to a number of initiatives suggested by prime minister Abdalla Hamdok but civilian forces refused to engage in any dialogue. Speaking at his first news conference since he announced Monday's takeover, Burhan defended the army's seizure of power, saying he had ousted the government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok to avoid civil war. Soldiers arrested the prime minister and other members of his cabinet on Monday (October 25), and hours later Burhan appeared on TV to announce the dissolution of the Sovereign Council, a body set up to share power between the military and civilians.
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It has been two and half years since Sudanese protesters peacefully overthrew their dictator Omar al-Bashir in a jubilant moment for Sudan. But the path to democracy has not run smoothly. Infighting has plagued the country's joint military-civilian coalition and steep price rises have shaken people's faith in their leaders. For weeks, rumours had swirled of a coup d'état. This Monday morning, it happened: Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok was arrested and military chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan appeared on television, declaring a state of emergency and dissolving the country's ruling body. Is this the death knell for Sudan's revolution? Or will the military's actions breathe new life into the protest movement?
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In the aftermath of the Sudanese military seizing control in Khartoum, amateur footage has been emerging, some of it claiming to show violent scenes and shots fired at protesters. We have been able to verify some images showing protests in Khartoum. Also, with internet access severely curtailed as the coup happened, how is it that footage can still emerge from Sudan via social media?
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The government had said it imposed the measure to fight terrorism, while critics said it granted President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi sweeping powers to crush dissent.
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Dubai's accord with the Indian government to build infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir comes at a time when the volatile Himalayan region is witnessing a resurgence in violence.
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Coronavirus is not going to suddenly disappear and no one is safe until we're all safe. That's the message from Danny Altmann, Professor of Immunology at Imperial College London, as the northern hemisphere heads into the winter with worries of an explosion of Covid-19 cases. The increase is already being seen in the UK, where case numbers have risen to up to 50,000 a day. We spoke to him about how he thinks the Covid-19 response is going and what could be coming next.