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Kenya crowds hail Kenyatta after ICC

9 October 2014 Last updated at 09:55 President Kenyatta has a large support base and those gathered chanted his name to welcome him home Cheering crowds have welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta back to Kenya after his appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The

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October 9th, 2014

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Ebola: What are your experiences?

7 October 2014 Last updated at 12:17 Baby Marian has tested negative for Ebola, her brother (left) has recovered from the fever The BBC wants to hear about your experiences of the Ebola virus, which has spread rapidly in recent months, particularly in parts of West Africa. ...

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October 9th, 2014

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Can apartheid’s evictions be overturned?

9 October 2014 Last updated at 02:01 Many South Africans are still fighting to reclaim land taken away from them during apartheid. The BBC’s Sophie Ribstein spoke to a family about its ordeal. It is a beautiful piece of land, a windswept nature reserve just above the ...

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October 9th, 2014

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Ebola: Your questions to Umaru Fofana

8 October 2014 Last updated at 17:53 Umaru Fofana answered questions about Ebola on Twitter between 10:00 GMT and 11:00 GMT Close to 3,500 people have died of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone where governments are struggling to cope with the outbreak. The ...

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October 9th, 2014

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Ghana World Cup row may inspire film

One of the most controversial stories from the 2014 World Cup is set for the big screen treatment. In June, the Ghana team refused to train just days before their final group match against Portugal because of a row over appearance fees. Ghana’s government stepped in ...

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October 8th, 2014

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VIDEO: WW1: The crucial battle for Togo

It has been 100 years since the outbreak of World War One – and most people tend to think of the conflict’s European battlefields. But one of the first and crucial battles took place in Africa when allied forces invaded the German colony of Togoland in August ...

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October 8th, 2014

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Mali asks UN to send more troops

8 October 2014 Last updated at 23:15 Ten UN soldiers have died in the past week, taking the total killed since the mission began in 2013 to 31 Mali has asked the UN to send a rapid intervention force to fight Islamist militants in the north of the country. Malian Foreign ...

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October 8th, 2014

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VIDEO: Kenyans turn out to support Kenyatta

Some Kenyans have demonstrated their support for their President Uhuru Kenyatta outside the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. President Kenyatta faces charges of crimes against humanity concerning his alleged role in violence following the 2007 elections. More

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October 8th, 2014

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Cheaper phone calls in East Africa

8 October 2014 Last updated at 20:41 By Russell Padmore Business reporter, BBC World Service East African governments force telecom companies to cut cross border roaming charges Mobile phone users in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda will soon enjoy cheaper cross border calls, after ...

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October 8th, 2014

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Ebola nurse ‘may have touched face’

8 October 2014 Last updated at 16:40 Teresa Romero Ramos is in quarantine and there is a court order for her dog to be put down A doctor in Madrid says the Spanish nurse infected with Ebola remembers touching her face with her gloves after treating a dying priest. The nurse,

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October 8th, 2014

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