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Nigeria and Senegal ‘contain’ Ebola

30 September 2014 Last updated at 23:38 Nigeria quickly established an emergency operations centre to help trace the possible spread of the virus The Ebola virus may have been contained in Nigeria and Senegal, US health authorities say, after no new cases were reported there

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September 30th, 2014

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VIDEO: Meet Ghanaian opera singer Nino

Ghanaian singer Nino challenges perceptions of opera by adding his own twist. He told Sophie Ikenye what his music is all about, before singing out the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme with his rendition of Nessun Dorma, an aria from Giacomo Puccini’s opera ...

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Caf lifts suspension on The Gambia

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) announced on Tuesday it had lifted The Gambia’s two-year suspension. It follows the The Gambia Football Federation’s elections, which were held on Saturday and voted in former Gambian sports minister Modou Lamin Kabba ...

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Pinnick voted in as NFF president

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has elected Amaju Pinnick as its new president after a vote on Tuesday. The 43-year-old Pinnick, who is is Delta State Sports Commission chairman, Delta FA boss and Warri Wolves chairman, secured 32 votes from the 44 available in a ...

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VIDEO: 15 sec story: Ebola orphaned ‘thousands’

Thousands of children have been orphaned by Ebola in West Africa, according to a UN report. The UN says that at least 3,700 children have lost one or both parents. Here’s the story – in 15 seconds. Article source: ...

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Recalculation boosts Kenyan economy

30 September 2014 Last updated at 14:32 Kenya’s economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated. The recalculation means it will now be considered by economists and the World Bank as a middle-income ...

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Thousands of Ebola orphans ‘shunned’

30 September 2014 Last updated at 13:42 Liberia has been worst-hit by Ebola, accounting for 1,830 deaths At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN has said. Carers were urgently

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S Africa firebrand trial postponed

30 September 2014 Last updated at 11:02 Julius Malema is a divisive politician, who spectacularly fell out with former ally President Zuma The trial of South African opposition party leader Julius Malema on corruption charges has been postponed until next year. An ex-African

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Veteran trio in Nigeria’s AWC squad

Perpetua Nkwocha, Stella Mbachu and Precious Dede have been included in the Nigeria squad for the 2014 African Women Championship (AWC) in Namibia. Mbachu, 36, will be making her ninth AWC appearance, while four-time African Footballer of the year, Nkwocha (pictured), 38, ...

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Ebola leaves ‘thousands orphaned’

30 September 2014 Last updated at 11:34 Liberia has been worst-hit by Ebola, accounting for 1,830 deaths At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year, the UN children’s agency has said. Finding care for ...

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