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US hails West Africa Ebola progress

29 October 2014 Last updated at 02:09 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. US envoy to the UN Samantha Power: “We are beginning to see results” The US has praised Ebola-hit West African nations and foreign donors for their efforts in ...

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Zambian President Sata dies in UK

29 October 2014 Last updated at 07:03 Mr Sata was known as “King Cobra” for his tough style of public speaking Zambian President Michael Sata has died at the age of 77 after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says. President Sata, who ...

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Is it worth screening for Ebola at airports?

28 October 2014 Last updated at 00:32 By Ben Carter and Anna Meisel BBC News Passengers arriving at a growing number of international airports are being screened for Ebola. But how effective are the tests and will they really help to stop the virus spreading? Screening is ...

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Nigeria given deadline to avoid ban

Nigeria have been given until Friday to overturn a recent court ruling that voided its football elections or Fifa will ban them until May 2015. In a letter sent to the Nigerian Football Federation on Tuesday, Fifa said their directive must be met by midday, 31 October. Fifa ...

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VIDEO: Compaore: ‘What I’m doing is legal’

Tens of thousands of people have protested in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, against moves to extend the president’s 27-year rule. Security forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters who hurled stones and burnt tyres, news agencies report. In an exclusive

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VIDEO: UK ends migrant rescue

The UK would not support future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, the Foreign Office has said. Foreign Office minister Baroness Anelay has said such operations can encourage more people to attempt to make the dangerous sea ...

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VIDEO: ‘I feel bad if I see women suffer’

A Ugandan woman who was abducted as an 11-year-old young girl by the Lord’s Resistance Army returned home one year later to find her parents were dead. She decided to become a tailor and has set up a school to share her knowledge with other women in Gulu whose lives ...

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VIDEO: Ex-president on challenges for women

Former Malawi president Joyce Banda has been speaking about the challenges faced by women at the 100Women conference in London. Ms Banda said women are able to compete in politics “comfortably” and help other women too. “It would be tragic for this world to

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October 28th, 2014

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Dewani driver ‘staged hijacking’

28 October 2014 Last updated at 18:42 Shrien Dewani denies arranging the murder of his wife A taxi driver convicted of killing Anni Dewani has told a court of the moment his vehicle was involved in a staged hijacking in South Africa. Zola Tongo conspired with two others to ...

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Ethiopia ‘targets main ethnic group’

28 October 2014 Last updated at 14:12 Many Oromo people flee Ethiopia to take refuge in neighbouring states Ethiopia has “ruthlessly targeted” its largest ethnic group for suspected links to a rebel group, human rights group Amnesty International says. Thousands ...

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