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Roman Ngouabeu: Let me escape from this terrifying limbo

I am a refused asylum-seeker. I am 33 years old and originally from Cameroon. I have lived in the UK for the last nine years of my life. I am married with two young children. I met my wife in the UK and my son and daughter were both born here. This country is all they know. It is their home, and where they belong.

Song has no plans to retire despite cup final blunder

Cameroon players have refused to blame their captain Rigobert Song for their 1-0 defeat by Egypt in the African Nations Cup final.

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Poor, poor Rigobert Song. The former Liverpool defender had been inspirational as Cameroon put the traumas of their 4-2 defeat to Egypt in their opening game behind them to become arguably the most defensively disciplined side in the tournament.

Bodies swept off the streets in Chad as President claims victory over rebels

Ambulance workers began retrieving rotting corpses from the dusty streets of Chad's capital yesterday, as the country's government tried to restore an air of normality after a failed coup attempt by rebels that left at least 100 dead.

Eto'o shatters scoring record for tournament

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o became the highest scorer in African Nations Cup history when he converted a penalty in a 3-0 win over Sudan yesterday. The victory ensured Cameroon finished second in Group C behind Egypt with six points to go through to the last eight.

Egypt face Cameroon without 'irreplaceable' Hassan

Egypt will feel the absence of their captain, Ahmed Hassan, keenly when they open the defence of the African Nations Cup against Cameroon today, their coach, Hassan Shehata, admitted yesterday.

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