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Sudan blocking aid work, says MSF

29 January 2015 Last updated at 18:46 MSF says its access to displaced people has been “systematically blocked” The Brussels-based branch of international medical charity MSF has ended its operations in Sudan, saying its work had been made impossible by the ...

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Guinea through in drawing of lots

Guinea have reached the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots. Michel Dussuyer’s side will face Ghana on Sunday following the draw at a Malabo hotel. Guinea and Mali had finished level in Group D after they drew all three

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Hollywood or revolution?

29 January 2015 Last updated at 11:42 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter Fana Mokoena missed out on a role in the hit Interstellar Can you save the world, and still keep your day job? I remember Bob Geldof ...

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Sakho not facing ban say West Ham

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is confident striker Diafra Sakho will not be banned from playing for the club despite a row with Senegal. Senegal have reportedly complained to Fifa after Sakho missed the Africa Cup of Nations with a back injury, but then played for his club. ...

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South Sudan leader ‘falls ill’

29 January 2015 Last updated at 12:39 Salva Kiir became the first president of independent South Sudan in 2011 South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has fallen ill in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, where he was attending talks to end the conflict in his country, a

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Chad ‘forces Boko Haram from town’

29 January 2015 Last updated at 13:53 Earlier this month, Chadian soldiers deployed to Cameroon’s border with Nigeria Chad’s army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger has told the BBC. The ...

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Ivorian pledge to hunt child killers

29 January 2015 Last updated at 11:39 Unicef says there has been a repeated failure to investigate attacks on children Police in Ivory Coast have set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children. More than 20 children have been kidnapped

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Mixing religion and politics in Nigeria

29 January 2015 Last updated at 02:51 By Will Ross BBC News, Jos President Jonathan and his challenger Muhammadu Buhari are appealing to the religious vote in Jos As tensions rise ahead of elections in Nigeria, some fear the country’s unity will face a new test and ...

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Fighting for the spoils of Libya’s revolution

28 January 2015 Last updated at 14:05 By Ian Pannell BBC News, Tripoli Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Inside Libya: A land ruled by competing militias “Libya is open, Libya is safe”. With a fixed grin revealing a tightly clenched ...

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Mali & Guinea want lots rule changed

The Mali and Guinea managers insist the drawing of lots should not be how their Africa Cup of Nations fate is decided. A draw on Thursday afternoon will decide which side reaches the quarter-finals after they finished joint second with identical records in Group D. “We

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