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Mozambique counts down to All Africa Games

The All Africa Games open in Maputo, Mozambique, this weekend.

Forty-seven African countries are expected to attend the two-week sporting event.

Mozambique took over hosting it two years ago, after Zambia declared it did not have the necessary financial resources.

Preparations have included building and refurbishing existing sports infrastructure such as a national stadium, swimming pools and an Olympic village.

So, is everything set for the event to kick off on Saturday?

The BBC's Jose Tembe sent this report to our programme Network Africa.

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  • 02 Sep 2011
  • From the section Africa