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VIDEO: Is data the next frontier in Africa?

In the telecommunications business in Africa, the gap between the old and the new players is stark. A recent survey showed that 96% of subscribers have opted for mobile phones and just 3% for fixed lines. Most of the fixed-line operators are state-owned and the challenge for

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VIDEO: Burkina president resigns

Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year rule. Mr Compaore issued a statement saying the presidency was now vacant and urging elections within 90 days. Military chief Gen ...

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Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

31 October 2014 Last updated at 19:13 Senzo Meyiwa was South Africa’s captain and goalkeeper A suspect has appeared in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa. The man, named as Zanokuhle Mbatha, 25, faces charges of murder and ...

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UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

31 October 2014 Last updated at 18:31 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. UN chief Ban Ki-moon says aid workers dealing with the Ebola crisis are “exceptional people” UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said discrimination against aid workers who ...

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Burkina Faso’s president resigns

31 October 2014 Last updated at 17:49 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Gen Honore Traore: “I will assume the responsibility of head of state” Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following ...

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Setif close on Champions League glory

Algerians Entente Setif will be crowned surprise winners of the Champions League on Saturday if they can at least hold their away goals advantage over Vita Club. Setif go into the second leg with confidence high having secured a 2-2 draw away last Sunday. It is remarkable ...

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Burkina Faso leader ‘ousted’

31 October 2014 Last updated at 13:26 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. President Compaore had earlier urged talks with all parties Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore is no longer in power, an army spokesman has told demonstrators in ...

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VIDEO: The makeshift ‘protection’ for Ebola

The BBC’s Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola. This is despite Ebola-free West African countries claiming to be on high alert for any

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Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

31 October 2014 Last updated at 11:57 At least eight people have died in an explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses have told the BBC. Many people were injured in the rush hour blast in Gombe city, a hospital source said. Other ...

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The volunteers ready to fight Ebola

31 October 2014 Last updated at 01:05 By Imogen Foulkes BBC News, Geneva Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Thousands of volunteers are required to combat Ebola In the tranquil grounds of the Red Cross in Geneva, a group of people are struggling to

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