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Martins signs new deal with Seattle

Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins has signed a contract extension with Seattle Sounders, tying him to the Major League Soccer club until 2017. The 30-year-old said he was delighted to commit to a club he believes can build on recent success. “I’ve settled down here

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Malawi may withdraw from Nations Cup

Malawi may be forced to pull out of qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations because they do not have the money to play their final two games. They sit in third place in Group B, with matches against second-placed Mali and bottom side Ethiopia to come. Malawi ...

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VIDEO: New leader for Zambia

Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata. Mr Scott, who is of Scottish descent, becomes Zambia’ first white head of state. Mr Sata was being treated for an undisclosed illness at London’s King ...

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VIDEO: Ebola news: 29 October in 15 seconds

The rate of Ebola infections appears to be slowing in Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. WHO’s latest figure for infections is 13,703, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, with 70% of those infected dying. South Africa’s first black ...

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Ebola cases ‘slowing in Liberia’

29 October 2014 Last updated at 17:21 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. WHO’s Bruce Aylward: “A slight decrease in cases… versus getting this thing closed out is a completely different ball game” The World Health ...

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Prize catch: Trout farming in Lesotho

29 October 2014 Last updated at 00:32 By Roderick Macleod Africa Business Report, Lesotho Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Trout farming could lead to many more jobs for those living in rural areas If you were thinking of an ideal location on ...

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SA tycoon gives $1m to fight Ebola

29 October 2014 Last updated at 12:18 Forbes Magazine estimates Patrice Motsepe net worth at $2.3bn and lists him as the 11th richest African South Africa’s first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, has donated $1m (£620,000) to Guinea to help the country fight Ebola. ...

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White leader appointed in Zambia

29 October 2014 Last updated at 13:03 It is unclear if Guy Scott will be able to run for president because he is not a third generation Zambian Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata. Presidential elections

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Migrants who risk everything to reach Europe

29 October 2014 Last updated at 02:45 By Orla Guerin BBC News, Cairo Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. A growing number of migrants start their journey in Alexandria, Egypt Of the 23 members of the Bakr family who set sail for Europe on a crowded ...

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In pictures: Africa’s ‘male feminist’

28 October 2014 Last updated at 22:21 Photographer, blogger and poet Nana Kofi Acquah uses his travels around Africa to chronicle the lives of women at their most accomplished and at their most vulnerable. A self-declared male feminist, he says his mission is to change the ...

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