Sport Alex Song (right) of Cameroon

Counting down the 100 players to look out for in Brazil this summer

Pensioner pursues Bowleven

A pensioner who claims he is owed at least a 19 per cent stake in Bowleven, the AIM-listed oil and gas company, has repeated his allegations to Vitol, the company's new partner. Bowleven announced the deal on Wednesday whereby Vitol is to take a 25 per cent stake in an exploration and production permit in Cameroon, in exchange for $100m (£60.5m) funding.

Michael Brown: Open primaries have revolutionary power

Cameron has stolen a march on his political rivals by extending the democratic process

Woman found carrying new strain of HIV from gorillas

A woman who tested positive for HIV has been found to be carrying a new strain of the virus which is thought to have originally been passed to humans by gorillas.

Celtic on verge of securing Fortune deal

Marc-Antoine Fortune is on the verge of signing for Celtic and may be followed by Nancy team-mate Landry N'Guemo.

Manchester City prepared to wait for Eto'o

Mark Hughes has confirmed Manchester City are still interested in bringing Samuel Eto'o to the club.

Eto'o set to snub Manchester City

Samuel Eto'o will turn down Manchester City's 'stratospheric' offer and stay with Barcelona, according to the striker's agent.

Oil, shares and anger: One man vs the company he founded

Peter Garnham knew he was on to a good deal when he set up a company to drill in Cameroon. But now he's living in a council flat in Berkhamstead. Does the firm owe him anything? Mark Leftly investigates the strange history of Bowleven

Album: Baka Beyond, Beyond the Forest, (March Hare)

This is the latest fruit of a remarkable collaboration between sound recordist Martin Craddick, his singer wife Su Hart, and the Baka pygmies of Cameroon.

Bruce Anderson: Cameron must face down the voters when they are wrong

He is going to have to refight some of the battles which Maggie seemed to have won

Cinema Ouagadougou: The home of African film

Forget Cannes, Venice and Berlin – if you're passionate about film, Burkina Faso is the place to go, writes Katrina Manson

Espanyol keeper regrets clash with fan

Espanyol's Carlos Kameni said he regretted an incident at training when he had to be separated from a fan who suggested there was no point in the Cameroon goalkeeper renewing his contract.

Lives Remembered: Beulah Town

Beulah Town, who died on 17 October aged 76, was a trailblazer for 21st-century women. Born at a time when the feminine life pattern was usually job or profession, marriage, then return to work after children, she bucked the trend. For her, the career enabled her to go her own independent way.

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness