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Liberia chief doctor in quarantine

27 September 2014 Last updated at 15:15 The outbreak has overwhelmed Liberia’s health services Liberia’s chief medical officer has put herself under quarantine for 21 days, after one of her assistants died from the deadly Ebola virus. Bernice Dahn, a deputy ...

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September 27th, 2014

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Victor Moses recalled to Nigeria squad

Victor Moses has been recalled to the Nigeria squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations ties against Sudan in October. The Stoke City winger’s last Super Eagles appearance was in the 2-0 loss to France at the World Cup in Brazil. Midfielders Raheem Lawal and Michael ...

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September 27th, 2014

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Hosni Mubarak verdict postponed

27 September 2014 Last updated at 10:15 The former president now spends much of his time on a stretcher An Egyptian court has postponed a verdict in the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of corruption and killing protesters during the 2011 ...

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September 27th, 2014

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Hosni Mubarak retrial verdict due

27 September 2014 Last updated at 03:25 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Mr Mubarak insisted he was innocent in a court statement in August An Egyptian court is due to return a verdict in the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on ...

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September 27th, 2014

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IMF declines new loans to Zimbabwe

27 September 2014 Last updated at 01:14 By Russell Padmore Business reporter, BBC World Service The International Monetary Fund is resisting pressure to lend more money to Zimbabwe The International Monetary Fund has said it will not lend more money to Zimbabwe, because the ...

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September 27th, 2014

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Letter from Africa: Emptying Eritrea

26 September 2014 Last updated at 19:36 In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers why Eritreans endanger themselves so much to reach Europe. The Mediterranean is fast becoming a massive watery grave for Africans. ...

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September 26th, 2014

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Africa in pictures: 19-25 September 2014

26 September 2014 Last updated at 20:47 A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week: A girl cries during a ceremony held on Sunday in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, to mark the first anniversary of the killing of more than 60 people in an assault ...

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September 26th, 2014

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Somali pirates ‘fight over ransom’

26 September 2014 Last updated at 19:53 At least five people have died in Somalia in clashes between pirates fighting over a ransom paid for a recently released hostage, sources have told the BBC. The gunfight broke out in the central town of Galkayo on Thursday afternoon. ...

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September 26th, 2014

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Hayatou confirmed as Fifa senior VP

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has confirmed Issa Hayatou, the head of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), as the senior vice-president of sport’s world governing body. Argentine Julio Grondona, who passed away in July , previously held the post. It means Hayatou

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September 26th, 2014

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W Africa Ebola deaths ‘pass 3,000’

26 September 2014 Last updated at 22:42 Ebola has spread quickly in the affected countries, partly because many lack running water The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The latest figures indicate ...

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September 26th, 2014

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