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Aviation officials say the aircraft’s ‘black box’ shows there was a ‘clear intention’ to manually bring the plane down

Togo deaths 'excuse to round up activists'

Angolan police are rounding up peaceful activists and accusing them of responsibility for this month's deadly attack on the Togo football team, a human rights lawyer said.

Celebrations on the streets as joy takes place of gloom

Flavio sets the African Nations' Cup heading in the right direction

Simon Calder: High and dry - the best way to fly

The captain is always right. The Air Navigation Order 2005 says so: "Every person in an aircraft shall obey all lawful commands which the commander of that aircraft may give for the purpose of securing the safety of the aircraft and of persons or property carried therein". Sit back, relax and do as the captain tells you.

Adebayor delays return to England

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor admits he does not know when he will return to England.

World Cup chief slams Phil Brown

World Cup 2010 chief Danny Jordaan has hit back at Hull manager Phil Brown for doubting South Africa's ability to host the tournament in the wake of the attack on Togo.

Two arrested over Togo football attack

Leader warns of further atrocities after gunmen kill three in assault on team bus

Letters: The anti-Brown plot

Plotters against Brown did not speak for the voters

South Africa defend World Cup security

South African police insist it is "very unfair" to question their security plan for the World Cup just because of the machine-gun attack on the Togo team which took place in nearby Angola on Friday.

Confusion over Togo participation

The Confederation of African Football have all but disqualified Togo from the African Nations Cup by confirming the team will not be allowed to re-enter the competition if they do not take part in tonight's scheduled game against Ghana.

Two held over attack on Togo football team

Two members of a violent separatist movement have been arrested over the Angola machine gun attack on Togo's football team that killed three people.

Leading article: Let the team decide

The manipulation of sporting events by politicians is as old as sport itself. The ancient Spartans were certainly at it and so, much more recently, were various Soviet bloc leaders. The astonishing thing about the debacle surrounding the African Nations Cup is not so much what the Angolan authorities were up to but the reckless irresponsibility they demonstrated in pursuit of their propaganda goals.

Sam Wallace: Why did Africa award the Cup to a country so inadequate to host it?

There were nine months left in the bidding process but Angola were suddenly chosen as hosts

Wenger says return calls are 'selfish'

Arsenal manager hits out at Brown and Gartside for wanting African players back.

Plane waits to take Togo players home

Togo seemed set to withdraw from the African Cup of Nations last night, despite last-ditch negotiations to keep them in the tournament.

How football put Angola's war back in the spotlight

Separatists used African Cup of Nations to remind world of their cause
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