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The year of living dangerously

29 December 2014 Last updated at 17:40 Article written by Lyse Doucet Chief international correspondent More from Lyse Follow Lyse on Twitter Three journalists who were working for al-Jazeera remain behind bars There’s an old thriller called The Year of Living ...

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Kolo Toure in squad for final time

Kolo Toure will get the chance to play in one last international tournament after being named in the Ivory Coast squad for the Africa Cup of Nations. The Liverpool defender, 33, has decided to retire from duty with the Elephants after the 17 January to 8 February finals in ...

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Cisse charged with violent conduct

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association. Everton boss Roberto Martinez said Cisse was lucky not to have been sent off for what he said was a pre-meditated elbow on his defender Seamus Coleman in the 3-2 loss to ...

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VIDEO: Ethiopians enjoy melancholic music

Ethiopia is experiencing something of a renaissance in Jazz and live music with a focus on traditional tunes. One of those styles is Tizeta – literally meaning melancholy – which is sometimes described as Ethiopian blues. The BBC’s Emmanuel Igunza has been ...

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Absentee pilots strand passengers

29 December 2014 Last updated at 18:58 More than 100 passengers are stranded at an airport in Tanzania after pilots failed to report to work following their Christmas break, officials said. They were due to have flown on 27 December from Dar es Salaam to Comoros and other ...

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Egypt court bans Jewish festival

29 December 2014 Last updated at 16:57 The court also ordered the removal of the tomb from Egypt’s antiquities and monuments list A court in Egypt has banned an annual Jewish festival held in honour of a 19th Century Moroccan rabbi. The Alexandria Administrative Court ...

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Appeals for jailed al-Jazeera staff

29 December 2014 Last updated at 13:01 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Relatives say they are hopeful the three will be freed The parents of one of the three al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt are optimistic they will soon be released. ...

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Liberia opens new Ebola cemetery

29 December 2014 Last updated at 18:49 Liberian officials say the new site will allow victims to be buried in a safe and dignified way Liberia has opened a new national cemetery to provide safe burial sites for victims of the Ebola outbreak. A Liberian official said the ...

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US strike targets al-Shabab leader

29 December 2014 Last updated at 22:28 Somalia’s army has been fighting the Islamist rebels with help from the African Union The US says it has conducted an air strike against the Islamist insurgent group al-Shabab in Somalia. Its target was a “senior ...

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Maiga recalled to Mali squad

Modibo Maiga has been named in Mali’s 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Equatorial Guinea despite missing all their qualifiers. The 27-year-old, on loan to French side Metz from West Ham United, has not played for the Eagles in over a year. ...

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