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In pictures: Darfur refugees then and now

11 August 2014 Last updated at 10:40 Residents of camps in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region photographed in 2007 explain how their lives have changed seven years on. More than a decade since conflict erupted in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, the more than two ...

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August 12th, 2014

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The designer taking his tribe’s heritage global

12 August 2014 Last updated at 00:33 By Taurai Maduna BBC News, Cape Town, South Africa Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Laduma Ngxokolo is taking his tribal traditions and creating an international business It is not every day that a designer ...

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August 12th, 2014

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Liberia to receive Ebola trial drug

12 August 2014 Last updated at 06:04 A Spanish priest who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has been flown home for treatment Liberia will receive an untested experimental drug, Zmapp, to treat people infected with Ebola, the Liberian government says. The move came after a ...

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August 12th, 2014

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Striker Ameobi joins Turkish club

Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi will play in Turkey during the 2014-15 season after joining second-tier club Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediyespor. The 32-year-old, a free agent after being released by the Magpies in May, has signed a one-year contract. “We want to ...

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August 12th, 2014

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Central bank to run S Africa’s Abil

11 August 2014 Last updated at 12:39 By Lerato Mbele Africa business correspondent, Johannesburg South Africa’s central bank has stepped in to run troubled lender African Bank Investments Limited (Abil) temporarily. The South African Reserve Bank has said it wants to ...

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Togo want Guinea match relocated

Togo want next month’s Africa Cup of Nations game in Guinea to be moved because of fears about the Ebola virus. The match, the responsibility of the Confederation of African Football, is scheduled for 5 or 6 September and is in the first group round of qualifiers. More

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Nigeria soldiers’ wives protest

11 August 2014 Last updated at 20:01 Government troops are battling to defeat the well-armed insurgents The wives of Nigerian soldiers have protested against their husbands being sent to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram, a demonstrator has said. The protest at the ...

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Kenyan men hide from circumcision

11 August 2014 Last updated at 19:44 August is the month that the Bukusu hold their circumcision ceremonies for boys and young men Kenyan men from several ethnic groups in the western town of Moi’s Bridge have gone into hiding fearing they will be forcibly circumcised.

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South Sudan ‘failed by leaders’

11 August 2014 Last updated at 18:40 There have been warning that the risk of famine is increasing An international charity has condemned the rival leaders in South Sudan’s conflict for failing to meet a regional deadline to end the civil war. The failure to reach a ...

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August 11th, 2014

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CAR rebels reject new Muslim PM

11 August 2014 Last updated at 13:11 Nearly one million of the 4.6 million population has fled their homes because of the conflict in the CAR The appointment of the first Muslim prime minister in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been rejected by the mainly Muslim rebel

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August 11th, 2014

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