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Will Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood return to political violence?

30 July 2014 Last updated at 13:47 By Dr Omar Ashour University of Exeter Like most social movements that survived adverse conditions for decades, there are a few constants about the Muslim Brotherhood. One of them is change. Between 1928 and 2014, the organisation has ...

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The love story that’s captivated Kenya

31 July 2014 Last updated at 16:46 By BBC Trending What’s popular and why Kenyans on social media have been gripped by a love story between a Kenyan woman of Indian descent, and a man from the Bukusu ethnic group. Kenyans on Twitter are in a distinctly lovey-dovey ...

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Profile: Dr Sheik Umar Khan

30 July 2014 Last updated at 18:18 Dr Sheik Umar Khan was a leading doctor from Sierra Leone specialising in viral haemorrhagic fever. He contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients who also had it, and died aged 39 from the disease. When it was announced that he had ...

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Renard appointed Ivory Coast boss

Frenchman Herve Renard has been appointed coach of Ivory Coast. Renard replaces Sabri Lamouchi, who left after the World Cup, and returns to international coaching after nine months with French club Sochaux. The 45-year-old had two spells as Zambia coach and led them to the ...

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Filipinos urged to leave Libya

31 July 2014 Last updated at 18:11 Thousands of foreign workers – including these Egyptians – are fleeing from Libya A senior diplomat from the Philippines is flying to north Africa to supervise the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker

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Seychelles forced to forfeit match

Seychelles have cancelled Saturday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone because of fears over the Ebola virus. It means Seychelles have forfeited the match and consequently their place in the competition. Earlier on Thursday it was confirmed to ...

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Giraffe dies after ‘hitting bridge’

31 July 2014 Last updated at 17:31 The two giraffes caused a spectacle on Johannesburg’s busy N1motorway South Africa’s animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that was reportedly injured as it was being transported on a motorway. Eyewitnesses say ...

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VIDEO: Karim Wade on trial

The son of Senegal’s ex-President Abdoulaye Wade has called himself a “political prisoner” during his first appearance at a special court trying him on corruption charges. Karim Wade is accused of embezzling about $238m (£140m), which he denies. ...

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WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola

31 July 2014 Last updated at 17:39 The head of the World Health Organization and leaders of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m (£59m; 75m euro) response plan. They will meet in Guinea on Friday to launch the initiative aimed at ...

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Senegal corruption trial ‘political’

31 July 2014 Last updated at 12:37 Karim Wade was influential in his father’s government The flamboyant son of Senegal’s ex-President Abdoulaye Wade has called himself a “political prisoner” during his first appearance at a special court trying him on

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