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Two Nigerian cities under attack

1 December 2014 Last updated at 15:03 Boko Haram began its insurgency five years ago and three states in the north-east are under emergency rule Suspected Boko Haram militants have struck in two state capitals in north-east Nigeria, with suicide attacks by female bombers in ...

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Row over Mandela’s estate escalates

1 December 2014 Last updated at 11:47 Mrs Madikizela-Mandela grew apart from Nelson Mandela during his many years in prison South Africa’s government has opposed a legal bid by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to claim ownership of her ex-husband Nelson Mandela’s rural ...

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Militants behead Tunisian policeman

1 December 2014 Last updated at 12:26 Tunisian soldiers have been hunting Islamist militants in western border areas A Tunisian policeman has been beheaded by Islamist militants in an attack near the Algerian border, officials say. An interior ministry spokesman said the ...

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The man changing remittances

1 December 2014 Last updated at 00:32 By Will Smale Business reporter, BBC News In the years following the attacks of 11 September 2001, it is not surprising that Western security forces and authorities clamped down hard on the money transfer industry. Fearful that some ...

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Sierra Leone foreign Ebola relief operation criticised

30 November 2014 Last updated at 15:38 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter Almost four weeks after Kerry Town opened, there is growing concern that the facility is seriously behind schedule On a sweltering ...

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VIDEO: Challenging the might of Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is holding its elective congress this month. One of the hot topics in the lead-up has been who will succeed 90-year-old Robert Mugabe as head of the party. However, Mr Mugabe, now in his seventh term, is showing no sign of releasing his ...

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BBC African award revealed today

The winner of the vote for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014 will be revealed today at 1735GMT. Those in contention are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Yacine Brahimi, Vincent Enyeama, Gervinho and Yaya Toure. The list will be trimmed to two players at about 1540GMT ...

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VIDEO: Ebola response ‘falling short’

The head of the United Nations Ebola response mission in West Africa, Tony Banbury, says there is a “huge risk” the epidemic could still spread around the world. Mr Banbury says there have been dramatic improvements in treating Ebola in some areas, but the ...

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Huge risk of Ebola spread, warns UN

1 December 2014 Last updated at 00:37 By Mark Doyle BBC international development correspondent, in Freetown The United Nations Ebola mission chief has said there is still a “huge risk” that the deadly virus could spread to other parts of the world. Anthony ...

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World Aids Day: Overcoming fear of taking ARVs

1 December 2014 Last updated at 02:11 One out of every two people in the world living with HIV do not know that they have it. The main barrier to testing and treatment is stigmatisation. Photographer Annie Bungeroth spoke to some people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia who have

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