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Cup of Nations to open in Equatorial Guinea

Africa's most important football tournament - the Cup of Nations - is about to begin in Equatorial Guinea.

The West African country is co-hosting the event with its neighbour Gabon.

It is the first time either country has staged the competition.

The BBC's Alex Capstick reports from Bata, where Equatorial Guinea will face Libya in the opening match.

  • 21 Jan 2012