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No work, no football in time of Ebola

Sierra Leone has recorded more deaths than any other country in the current Ebola outbreak. Although the crisis is easing, schools remain closed, weddings are discouraged and football matches are not allowed. Here, some Sierra Leoneans explain how the outbreak is still ...

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March 31st, 2015

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VIDEO: The Outernet connecting Kenya schools

Around two-thirds of the world’s population still has no internet access – so how can the poorer and more remote parts of the world get connected? The answer could be through the Outernet – a system providing content beamed down to earth via satellite and ...

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March 31st, 2015

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Buhari ‘ahead’ in tight Nigeria poll

The announcement of the results was suspended late on Monday night Partial results from Nigeria’s election give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari more votes than the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan. However, populous states such as Lagos and Rivers are yet to ...

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March 31st, 2015

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VIDEO: Concerns over Nigeria vote count

Britain and the United States have voiced concerns about irregularities in the counting of votes after Nigeria’s elections. In a joint statement they said they have seen disturbing signs that there has been political interference with the process. The election ...

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March 31st, 2015

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Trevor Noah’s funniest jokes

South African comedian Trevor Noah is replacing Jon Stewart on the nightly satirical show The Daily Show. Here are some of his best jokes: On flying in the time of Ebola as a South African: Flying has been particularly stressful for me in the recent months. Flying into ...

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March 31st, 2015

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VIDEO: Trevor Noah on The Daily Show

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been named as Jon Stewart’s replacement on The Daily Show. He has already appeared on the show several times as a contributor – this clip is from December 2014. Article source: ...

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March 31st, 2015

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VIDEO: Nigerians draw out election wish list

Early results from Nigeria’s election show little separating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan, and ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. The winner will face a whole host of challenges, including the fight against Boko Haram, the economy, and the instability of

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March 31st, 2015

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Red Cross aid worker killed in Mali

A Red Cross employee has been killed and another injured in a gun attack by suspected Islamist militants in Mali, the aid organisation says. Armed men opened fired on an aid vehicle as it travelled from Gao to Niamey in neighbouring Niger to pick up medical supplies. The ...

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March 31st, 2015

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Uganda al-Shabab prosecutor killed

Security had been stepped up in Kampala after warnings of attacks Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men accused of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, has been shot dead in Kampala. Ms Kagezi was targeted by gunmen on a motorcycle as she was on her

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March 31st, 2015

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Landslides destroy Burundi homes

Rivers full of rocks swept into Lake Tanganyika At least 10 people are missing, feared dead, in Burundi after landslides which have destroyed hundreds of homes, officials say. Some 3,000 people have been left homeless, according to a BBC reporter who has been to the scene. ...

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March 30th, 2015

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