26 January 2015 Last updated at 12:19

Nigeria repels new attack on key city

Nigeria's military repels a new assault by militant Islamist group Boko Haram on the key north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army source tells the BBC.

Gamal Mubarak (left) and Alaa Mubarak (right) in court with their father, Hosni Mubarak (14 September 2013)Mubarak's sons released from prison

The two sons of Hosni Mubarak are released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president.

Equatorial Guinea fans celebrate victory over GabonSafety dilemma as hosts advance

There are fears the Ebibeyin Stadium is too small to host Equatorial Guinea's quarter-final on Saturday and may cause safety problems. BBC Sport

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