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Liberia lifts Ebola New Year curfew

31 December 2014 Last updated at 19:11 Most people in Liberia are devout Christians Liberia has lifted a curfew imposed to curb Ebola in an effort to let church-goers attend New Year’s Eve services, a government official has said. Worshippers should avoid over-crowding

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Tunisia’s Essebsi: The 88-year-old comeback kid

31 December 2014 Last updated at 12:58 By Naveena Kottoor BBC News, Tunis Some Tunisians fear that President Beji Caid Essebsi and his Nidaa Tounes party represent less of a break with the old system, and more of a disguised return of the old guard, with an injection of ...

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Letter from Africa: The highs and lows of 2014

31 December 2014 Last updated at 14:50 Palm wine is a popular drink in West Africa In our series of letters from African journalists, Kenya’s Joseph Warungu reflects on some of Africa’s key moments of the year, and how they show the wisdom of some of the ...

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FA were right to ban me

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has admitted the Football Association were right to ban him for violent conduct. The 29-year-old Senegal international escaped punishment from match officials for striking Everton’s Seamus Coleman in Newcastle’s 3-2 win on Sunday. ...

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Tunisia leader pledges reconciliation

31 December 2014 Last updated at 12:26 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Naveena Kottoor reports from Tunis: ”This is the first time in the country’s history that a president is not being ousted or toppled” Tunisia’s ...

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Covering Ebola from the frontline

31 December 2014 Last updated at 06:24 By Umaru Fofana BBC Africa, Freetown The Ebola outbreak is still raging in Sierra Leone Five or six patients stood in the doorway of the Ebola treatment centre in eastern Sierra Leone’s Kenema town on 23 June. Among them were two ...

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Constant included in Guinea squad

Kevin Constant has been included in Guinea’s 23-man Africa Cup of Nations squad despite his strained relationship with the football association. The Trabzonspor midfielder quit the side in October, blaming “difficult relations” with his team-mates and a ...

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VIDEO: Kinshasa’s symphony orchestra turns 20

The only symphony orchestra in central Africa is celebrating its 20th anniversary this December. The Congolese Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste is composed almost exclusively of amateur musicians who have taught themselves how to play their instruments. The orchestra has ...

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Tunisia’s new president sworn in

31 December 2014 Last updated at 09:28 Mr Essebsi has urged all Tunisians to ‘work together’ for stability Tunisian President-elect Beji Caid Essebsi has taken his oath of office after winning the country’s first free presidential poll. The 88-year-old ...

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Gambia leader ‘home after coup plot’

31 December 2014 Last updated at 11:05 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Peter Okwoche profiles the Gambian President Yayha Jammeh The Gambia’s President Yayha Jammeh has returned to the country after a reported coup attempt, sources say. ...

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