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The Africa Report: 28 August

EWN’s Africa Correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish reports on the day’s top African news

Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi and captain Joseph Yobo during a press conference. Picture: Lelo Mzaca/EWN

MALAWI CHARGES NIGERIA COACH WITH RACISM

Nigeria's national coach, Stephen Keshi, has been reported to the international governing body of football, FIFA, for racism after he called Maalwai's national coach, Tom Saintfiet "a white dude" who should go back to his native Belgium.

Keshi, who is known to be rather outspoken, made the comment in response to Saintfeit's reservations about travelling to Nigeria's southern city of Calabar for a World Cup qualifier in September.

In an interview with Nigeria's Sports360, Keshi called Santfeit "crazy" and said he should go back to Belgium as he is not African, he is "a white dude".

The Football Association of Malawi has since reported the comments to FIFA and although Saintfiet said he does not expect much from the governing body, he does hope to see the rules being upheld.

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BOKO HARAM KILLS 20 VIGILANTES

Nigeria's Islamic terror organisation, Boko Haram, have killed more than 20 people this week in two attacks in the north-eastern region of the Borno State.

In the first attack, 20 young vigilantes were killed in their sleep when Boko Haram went into the building they were resting in in Maiduguri and shot them.

The second attack happened on Monday when 14 people were knifed to death.

Boko Haram used knifes as not to attract the attention of police.

Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, is scheduled to meet up with United States President Barack Obama in September to discuss terrorism in Nigeria.

The US President has also stated that Washington is ready to help the Nigerian president to fight terrorism.

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ZIM WANTS TO BUILD DISNEYLAND AT VIC FALLS

At the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly, Zimbabwe's Tourism and Hospitality Minister, Walter Mzembi, has announced the African country's desire to develop a $300 million "Disneyland in Africa", located at the majestic Victoria Falls.

This year's UNWTO is jointly hosted by Zimbabwe and Zambia - already a source of upset for many who do not believe Zimbabwe should have this accolade.

Mzembi argued that the waterfall, the largest curtain of water in the world, was underutilised.

He suggested that a "free zone" be opened up at the envisaged Disneyland, where trading could happen without being answerable to anyone else in the world.