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Ghana’s anti-corruption blockbuster

Image copyright James Duncan Davidson / TED Image caption Investigative reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas remains incognito by covering his face in public It has all the ingredients of a Hollywood blockbuster but the tale of sex, money and corruption that is gripping Ghanaian ...

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September 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: The British nurses who survived Ebola

British aid workers who risked their lives to save victims of the Ebola virus have been honoured for their efforts. The outbreak in West Africa claimed more than 11,000 lives. At its height there were hundreds of new cases a week. Liberia has recently been declared Ebola ...

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September 30th, 2015

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Birmingham City sign defender Mbende

Birmingham City have signed teenage defender Emmanuel Mbende following his summer exit from Borussia Dortmund. The 19-year-old, who has been on trial with Blues for a month since leaving the German Bundesliga side, has signed up for the rest of the 2015-16 season. ...

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September 30th, 2015

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Cameroon FA chief vows to unite body

New Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) president Tombi A Roko Sidiki has vowed to unite the body and restore his country’s sporting pride. Sidiki was elected on Monday and will take over from the Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee that has run Fecafoot since ...

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September 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: ‘Jon Stewart gave me lots of advice’

Trevor Noah has made his debut as the new host of “The Daily Show” in the US. The South African comedian replaced Jon Stewart, who retired from the programme in August after a 16 year run. Speaking before last night’s show, Noah said he was looking forward ...

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September 30th, 2015

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Burkina Faso coup barracks retaken

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The army had surrounded the barracks where the presidential guard is based Burkina Faso’s interim government says the army has retaken the barracks of the presidential guard that staged a coup earlier this month. Officials ...

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September 30th, 2015

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CAR capital in lockdown amid violence

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The UN has warned the CAR may return to levels of violence not seen in years The capital of the Central African Republic is under a night-time curfew after days of intense fighting between Christian and Muslim groups. Fierce clashes ...

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September 30th, 2015

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VIDEO: Zambia hit by slump in commodity prices

Demand for copper, which is used across industry from construction to car manufacturing, has suffered from the slowing Chinese economy. Commodity prices have been plunging in recent week, caused by China’s economic slowdown. The depth of the slump was emphasised on ...

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September 29th, 2015

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Saudis clarify Hajj stampede toll

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The stampede was the deadliest incident at the Hajj for 25 years Saudi officials have denied reports that more than 1,000 people were killed in a stampede near Mecca last week while undertaking the Hajj pilgrimage. A Nigerian official ...

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September 29th, 2015

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Morocco halts Ikea store opening

Image copyright AP Image caption The vast store near Casablanca had its opening cancelled at the last-minute Morocco has blocked the opening of Ikea’s first store in the country, reportedly over Sweden’s support for separatists in the Western Sahara. The ...

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September 29th, 2015

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