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How Ghana has reversed exodus of nurses

27 February 2015 Last updated at 02:47 By Sammy Darko BBC Africa, Accra Ghana’s government has scrapped a controversial ban on newly qualified nurses travelling to find more lucrative employment abroad. They introduced it 10 years ago when the West African country was ...

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February 27th, 2015

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Actress’s $150,000 Oscar dress stolen

26 February 2015 Last updated at 22:41 The dress is studded with 6,000 natural white pearls A $150,000 custom-made Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress, worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars, has been stolen in Hollywood. The dress, studded with ...

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February 27th, 2015

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VIDEO: Buhari: ‘No talks with Boko Haram’

Nigeria’s main presidential challenger has said he will not hold talks with Islamist militants if he wins elections next month. In an interview with the BBC, Muhammadu Buhari said Boko Haram was not interested in peace. “If they are interested in peace, how can ...

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February 26th, 2015

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China in temporary ivory import ban

26 February 2015 Last updated at 18:00 The African elephant population has been severely reduced because of hunting China has imposed a one-year ban on the import of ivory, amid criticism that demand among Chinese consumers is fuelling poaching in Africa. The announcement ...

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February 26th, 2015

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Charity boss jailed for Kenya abuse

26 February 2015 Last updated at 20:34 Simon Harris committed offences while running a charity in Gilgil, in Kenya’s Rift Valley A British charity boss who abused Kenyan street children after luring them to his home has been jailed for more than 17 years. Simon Harris,

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February 26th, 2015

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Deadly bombs at Nigeria bus stations

26 February 2015 Last updated at 19:58 Nigerian soldiers have failed to end Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency Bomb attacks have killed at least 32 people in northern Nigeria, amid a wave of violence from Boko Haram militants. A suicide bomber killed at least 17 people ...

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February 26th, 2015

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Fawwaz guilty of US embassy attacks

26 February 2015 Last updated at 20:18 A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty of plotting the al-Qaeda bombing of US embassies in east Africa in 1998 that killed 224 people. Khalid al-Fawwaz, a Saudi national, was convicted by a New York court after three ...

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February 26th, 2015

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TP Mazembe sign Ivory Coast trio

DR Congo giants TP Mazembe have signed 2015 Africa Cup of Nations winners Roger Assale and Sylvain Gbohouo, along with fellow Ivory Coast international Christian Kouame. All three have joined from Sewe Sports on five-year deals to boost Mazembe’s squad ahead of the ...

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February 26th, 2015

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Ideye deserves recall

Nigeria caretaker coach Daniel Amokachi says in-form West Brom striker Brown Ideye deserves an international recall. The 26-year-old has not played for the Super Eagles since November 2013 and missed out on last year’s World Cup. But Ideye has scored four goals in four

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February 26th, 2015

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VIDEO: African singer Nneka’s fairy tale

Nneka is a German Nigerian singer and songwriter. Her music combines reggae, soul, hip hop and Afrobeat. She has collaborated and toured with Ziggy and Damian Marley, Nas and Lenny Kravitz. Focus on Africa’s Peter Okwoche spoke to her about her new album My Fairy ...

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February 26th, 2015

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