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A car bomb has exploded in the Malian town of Kidal, killing at least two UN peacekeepers.

African Soul Rebels, Brighton Dome, Brighton

The African Soul Rebels package enters its fourth year, with the king of Afro-beat, the Golden Voice of Africa, and a young lion from Senegal each packing hour-long sets into what must be one of the best-value concert tours around.

Senegal 1 Angola 3: United-bound Manucho startles Senegal

Manucho scored two more goals as Angola came from behind for a surprise win over Senegal at the African Nations Cup yesterday.

Robson turns down Earnshaw again

Allardyce tires of Diouf the serial offender

Senegalese sinner fails to learn from past

FOOTBALL IN BRIEF: INTERNATIONAL RETURN FOR BOLTON'S FADIGA

l The Bolton Wanderers midfielder Khalilou Fadiga has been named in Senegal's squad for a friendly against Cameroon next week, marking his rehabilitation after heart surgery last year. Fadiga was one of Senegal's best players at the 2002 World Cup finals where the west African side reached the quarter-finals, and returns to the national squad after a 19-month absence.

Football: Football in brief Pandiani set for birmingham Debut

Birmingham City are likely to hand their new striker Walter Pandiani his debut against Southampton tonight. The Uruguayan arrived on loan from Deportivo la Coruna in the dying seconds of the transfer window on Monday night.

Kamara gives Redknapp full value

Middlesbrough 1 - Portsmouth 1

Youssou N'Dour and the Fathi Salama Orchestra, Barbican, London

This seamless tapestry of rhythm weaves a medina of the mind

Laying down the law

In the Eighties, Orchestra Baobab's position as Senegal's premier band was usurped. But now they've returned

Daara J: The real old school

Winners of a Radio 3 award, Senegal's top hip-hop trio Daara J are back on the road. Tim Cooper meets them in Paris

Mnari keeps cool as Diouf rages

Tunisia 1 Senegal 0

Tunisia steal show with rotating octopus formation

Tunisia 2 Rwanda 1
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

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Spells like teen spirit

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Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

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Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

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From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

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Robert Parker interview

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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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