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Oscar Pistorius trial: Nel covers all options

7 August 2014 Last updated at 22:20 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter Gerrie Nel is known as the “bull terrier” in court circles It was an impressive display of sustained incredulity. Prosecutor ...

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August 9th, 2014

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VIDEO: Ebola ’emergency’ in 15 seconds

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency. WHO officials said a co-ordinated international response was essential to stop and reverse the spread of the virus. Here is the story in 15 seconds. ...

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August 8th, 2014

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Sfaxien into Champions League semis

French coach Philippe Troussier has lead Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien to the semi-finals of the African Champions League with a 1-0 win over Al Ahli Benghazi of Libya on Friday. Al Ahli were the home side despite the match being played in the Tunisian capital Tunis, the game ...

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August 8th, 2014

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VIDEO: UN seeks peace between Libyan militias

A UN delegation is in the Libyan capital Tripoli to try and help bring to an end the hostilities between rival militias. Rival groups have been involved in a power struggle for the country since the overthrow of former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. There has been ...

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August 8th, 2014

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UN camp in South Sudan ‘horrific’

8 August 2014 Last updated at 19:03 MSF says conditions in the camp were already difficult before the rain set in At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are staying in horrific conditions at a UN camp, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says. Many were living in

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August 8th, 2014

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Nigeria declares Ebola emergency

8 August 2014 Last updated at 22:23 A health official in Abidjan, Nigeria, displays a leaflet about the Ebola outbreak Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the outbreak of Ebola “a national emergency” and approved more than $11m (£6.5m) to help ...

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August 8th, 2014

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David Adjaye’s African architecture inspiration

8 August 2014 Last updated at 07:57 By Laura Thomas Producer, Dream Builders David Adjaye created the Moscow School of Management Ahead of a new series of Dream Builders, architect David Adjaye talks to the BBC World Service about his latest projects and African inspiration.

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August 8th, 2014

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Ghana risks international ban

Ghana risks an international ban if the country conducts a government-ordered Commission of Enquiry into its World Cup campaign, Fifa has said. Football’s world governing body has sent a written warning to the Ghana Football Association. It reads: “We would like ...

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August 8th, 2014

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VIDEO: ‘Facts twisted’ in Pistorius trial

Prosecutors have twisted the facts to discredit South African athlete Oscar Pistorius in his murder trial, his lawyer has said in closing remarks. Barry Roux said the double amputee should have faced a lesser charge of culpable homicide over the shooting of his girlfriend ...

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August 8th, 2014

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Drogba quits international football

Didier Drogba has announced his retirement from international football. The Chelsea striker scored 65 goals in 104 appearances for Ivory Coast over a 12-year period. He played in three World Cups. Drogba returned to Stamford Bridge last month, signing a one-year deal after ...

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August 8th, 2014

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