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Cameroon bids to reassure AFCON fans over security fears in troubled Anglophone region

The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicks off in Cameroon on January 9. But for some in the western city of Limbe, which will host Group F matches, excitement over the tournament is being tempered by fear. The city is part of Cameroon's Anglophone region, which since 2017 has been rocked by a conflict between the government and armed separatists. The local government, which has deployed armoured vehicles and checkpoints across the city, has assured fans there is nothing to worry about.

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Critics claim Paris using 2024 Games to introduce Big Brother video surveillance

France’s National Assembly is due to adopt a law on Tuesday ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Article 7 is the most controversial aspect of this law, as it will allow AI video surveillance to be used to detect abnormal behaviour. Human rights organisations and the French left have condemned the measure.

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Football star Cristiano Ronaldo breaks all-time men’s international caps record

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the men's international appearance record on Thursday by starting Portugal's Euro 2024 qualifier against Liechtenstein.

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Mbappé named French team’s captain after Hugo Lloris retirement

Kylian Mbappe has succeeded the retired Hugo Lloris as France captain, a source close to the team told AFP on Monday.

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