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Nigeria move to avoid long Fifa ban

Nigeria hope to have avoided a lengthy ban from Fifa after a regional high court overturned its recent decision to void last month’s football elections. Fifa had given Nigeria until Friday to reverse last week’s ruling by the Jos High Court that annulled the 30 ...

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October 31st, 2014

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Burkina Faso leader ‘to stay on’

30 October 2014 Last updated at 23:21 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. A resident told the BBC he saw MPs’ homes on fire, reports Lebo Diseko Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power under a transitional ...

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VIDEO: Ebola news: 30 October in 15 secs

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirms that their latest mortality figure for the Ebola outbreak is 4,920. A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will. US health officials join

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October 30th, 2014

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German hostage freed in Nigeria

30 October 2014 Last updated at 17:02 Nigerian gunmen have freed a German citizen who was kidnapped a week ago, his employers said in a statement. The construction company Julius Berger confirmed one of their workers had been freed after being kidnapped in the southern state

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October 30th, 2014

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Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school

30 October 2014 Last updated at 18:18 The governor hopes the gift of cows will convince fathers in Laikipia to keep their daughters at school Cows will be given to fathers in northern Kenya if they ensure their daughters remain in school, a county governor has said. The ...

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October 30th, 2014

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Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone

30 October 2014 Last updated at 16:42 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Andrew Harding says RFA Argus is “getting ready to unload 32 pickup trucks and three helicopters” A UK ship has arrived in Sierra Leone to help deal with the ...

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October 30th, 2014

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State of emergency in Burkina Faso

30 October 2014 Last updated at 19:15 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. MPs’ homes on fire, reports the BBC’s Lebo Diseko Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore has imposed a state of emergency after violent protests at his bid to ...

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October 30th, 2014

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S Africa move venue to honour Meyiwa

South Africa will honour former goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa by playing their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan in his hometown Durban. Meyiwa was shot and killed on Sunday, tragically ending the newly-appointed South Africa captain’s career. The fixture on 15 ...

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October 30th, 2014

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VIDEO: Arab Spring rapper says Tunisia now worse off

Tunisia’s 2011 revolution kicked off the Arab Spring. Three years later, however, many young Tunisians feel that nothing has changed. Millions went to the polls last week in Tunisia’s latest free elections, but at the same time, a rap critical of the system has ...

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October 30th, 2014

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Anni Dewani final moments shown

29 October 2014 Last updated at 20:38 Shrien Dewani denies any involvement in his wife’s murder Footage showing Shrien Dewani and his wife shortly before she was murdered has been shown in court in South Africa. The CCTV shows the couple walking into a budget ...

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October 30th, 2014

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