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VIDEO: Africa ‘no continent for old people’

A new index suggests that African countries are among the world’s worst places to be old in. The Global AgeWatch Index 2014 measures the social and economic welfare of those over 60 in 96 countries. According to the index, Norway comes on top and the worst country is ...

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October 1st, 2014

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Senegal’s Sane to miss qualifiers

Lamine Sane has been ruled out of action for up to seven weeks and will miss Senegal’s upcoming 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tunisia. The Bordeaux captain underwent surgery on his right knee on Wednesday after originally picking up the injury a month ...

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October 1st, 2014

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Ebola: ‘Five S Leone cases per hour’

1 October 2014 Last updated at 22:58 Save the Children says that as soon as authorities get on top of the virus in one area, it emerges in another A leading charity has warned that a rate of five new Ebola cases an hour in Sierra Leone means healthcare demands are far ...

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October 1st, 2014

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Grace Mugabe ‘should hand back PhD’

1 October 2014 Last updated at 19:52 Grace Mugabe has been been endorsed to lead the women’s wing of the ruling party Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove has called on Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe, to hand back her PhD. She

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VIDEO: Texas children ‘monitored for Ebola’

Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil, the governor of Texas has said. At a news conference, Rick Perry said the children were being monitored “at home” for symptoms. The patient went to a Dallas emergency ...

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October 1st, 2014

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Battle over Somali mountains

1 October 2014 Last updated at 16:28 Al-Shabab fighters have been pushed out of major cities in recent years Troops in northern Somalia have battled al-Shabab Islamist militants for the Galgala mountains, with both sides claiming to have won. The fighters have been holding ...

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SA soap on hiatus after cast sacking

1 October 2014 Last updated at 09:53 Generations cast member Sophie Ndaba looks out from a Soweto billboard South African soap fans have been cut off from the country’s most popular show following the August sacking of its cast for demanding better pay. The last ...

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Gyan accuses player of racist abuse

Al Ain’s Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan has accused Al Hilal midfielder Mihai Pintilii of racially abusing him during an Asian Champions League semi-final second leg on Tuesday. The alleged incident occurred after Gyan was sent off with 20 minutes left for a challenge ...

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Congo ex-fighters ‘starve in camp’

1 October 2014 Last updated at 17:04 Numerous armed groups are still active in eastern DR Congo, which is rich in minerals More than 100 demobilised fighters and their relatives have allegedly died of starvation and disease in a camp in Democratic Republic of Congo. They ...

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Hero’s return for Kenyan Kimetto

Dennis Kimetto received a hero’s welcome on his return to Kenya, following his world record-breaking performance at the Berlin Marathon. The former farmer became the first man to break the two hours three minutes mark for a marathon on Sunday. He was given a red carpet

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