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Cup hosts Equatorial Guinea bank on the wealth of Nations

Oil-rich rulers put on show of opulence out of reach to an impoverished population

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Vincent Péricard has dropped down the football pyramid at
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Péricard trying to rebuild after troubled times

Former Stoke striker aiming to help others avoid repeating his mistakes

The reasons why Eto'o is joining Russian revolution

Cameroon star latest to be offered millions to play in Dagestan as local oligarch tries to transform region

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Four die in clashes after Cameroon African Cup of Nations qualifier

Cameroonian authorities say four people were killed in clashes between fans and troops after Cameroon drew 0-0 with Senegal in an African Cup of Nations qualifier that dented the team's chances of reaching next year's tournament.

Oliver James: Children need love, not warehousing

It now looks almost certain that 90-95 per cent of differences in our psychology are not caused by genes

Former CAR president Patasse dies at 74

Ange-Felix Patasse, who led the desperately poor nation of Central African Republic for a decade before being ousted in a coup in 2003, has died at a hospital in neighbouring Cameroon. He was 74.

David Ngog: 'I must make the most of my time at Liverpool'

The shy striker David Ngog is determined to leave a lasting impression at Anfield, but, he tells Ian Herbert, he won't wait for ever

Injury woes reduce Keane's hopes of West Brom cup upset

West Bromwich Albion will face a depleted Ipswich Town side at Portman Road tonight as they attempt to reach their first League Cup semi-final since 1982. Ipswich are without four cup-tied players and at least another four injured, obliging under-pressure manager Roy Keane to field another youthful XI. Keane, whose side lost 4-1 to Norwich in the East Anglian derby on Sunday, admitted: "I don't really have any choice."

Samuel Eto'o to appeal against headbutt ban

Internazionale will appeal against the three-match ban Samuel Eto'o has been handed for allegedly butting Chievo's Bostjan Cesar at the weekend.

Steve Richards: Take a risk, Ed – say what you believe

He must convey a crusading alternative to the current, outdated consensus. His voice must be his own

Amy Jenkins: I'm sick of David Cameron's idea of doing everything 'properly'

Someone texted me on Wednesday: "Riot in Millbank!" and I rushed excitedly to the TV. Finally someone is showing a bit of gumption, I thought.

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