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How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola

29 August 2014 Last updated at 01:09 By Tamasin Ford BBC News, Ivory Coast-Guinea border Fatoumata Kone, centre, says she is afraid of death because “it is not a trip that you can return from” Soldiers at Ivory Coast’s Sipilou border crossing into Guinea, ...

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August 29th, 2014

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Ebola schools closure: Nigerians react

27 August 2014 Last updated at 18:00 By Nasidi Yahaya BBC News Ebola has killed five people in Nigeria As the death toll from the Ebola virus continues to rise in West Africa, the Nigerian government has told all primary and secondary schools, private and public, to remain ...

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August 29th, 2014

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Doumbia recalled by Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast striker Seydou Doumbia has been coaxed out of international retirement by coach Herve Renard and named in the squad for September’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The 26-year-old had called time on his career with the Elephants after he was overlooked ...

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August 29th, 2014

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Caf stands firm on Nations Cup venues

The Confederation of African Football has declared there will be no further changes to September’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers despite some relocation requests over Ebola fears. It stated on its website: “Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia remain the only ...

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August 29th, 2014

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Ebola Africa travel bans to be axed

29 August 2014 Last updated at 00:05 The WHO says that travel bans are jeopardising efforts to beat the epidemic West African health ministers meeting in Ghana have agreed that travel restrictions imposed to combat Ebola should be lifted. The ministers followed advice from ...

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August 29th, 2014

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VIDEO: Nigerian Ebola death outside Lagos

Nigeria has recorded its first Ebola death outside Lagos after a doctor died of the virus in the oil hub of Port Harcourt. Officials say the doctor was infected after treating an Ebola patient who later recovered. West African health ministers have been meeting in the ...

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August 28th, 2014

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VIDEO: S Sudan rebels deny power-sharing deal

Negotiators for South Sudanese rebels have denied signing a power-sharing deal. They said they only signed the document that set out how a ceasefire should be implemented at the ceremony in Ethiopia on Monday. Thousands of people have been killed and more than a million ...

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August 28th, 2014

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WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola

28 August 2014 Last updated at 15:51 Bruce Aylward, a top WHO official, said the number of cases could be much higher than reported The World Health Organization says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people before it is brought under ...

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August 28th, 2014

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Nigeria launches electronic ID cards

28 August 2014 Last updated at 19:45 President Jonathan said the e-ID scheme would be the primary database for all government departments Nigeria’s president has formally launched a national electronic identity card, which all Nigerians will have to have by 2019 if ...

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August 28th, 2014

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Zambia leader sacks potential rival

28 August 2014 Last updated at 17:55 Michael Sata has not been seen in public since June Zambia’s leader has sacked his justice minister, who is seen as a potential successor, amid rumours the president is gravely ill. President Michael Sata, 77, has not been seen in ...

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August 28th, 2014

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