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VIDEO: ‘A country under siege from Ebola’

Almost 7000 people across West Africa have now died of Ebola, and the head of the United Nations response mission has said that much more needs to be done to bring it under control. But what about those who are on the front line of the fight against the virus? Alexander ...

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December 2nd, 2014

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VIDEO: Is Sierra Leone losing against Ebola?

A year ago Ebola claimed its first victims in West Africa. Since then around 6,000 people have died, according to World Health Organisation figures, and thousands more have been infected. But there is a glimmer of hope from the WHO – they had set themselves a target of

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December 2nd, 2014

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Three Egyptians die of bird flu

1 December 2014 Last updated at 17:21 Direct contact with infected poultry is considered the main route of human infection by H5N1 Three people have died in the past week after contracting the H5N1 avian influenza virus in Egypt, the country’s health ministry has said.

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December 1st, 2014

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Namibian governing party re-elected

1 December 2014 Last updated at 19:14 As the Swapo candidate, Hage Geingob had been assured of victory The candidate of Namibia’s governing party, Prime Minister Hage Geingob, has won the country’s presidential elections, taking 87% of the vote, the electoral ...

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December 1st, 2014

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Ebola crisis: WHO upbeat on targets

1 December 2014 Last updated at 19:33 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. WHO’s Bruce Aylward: “We’ve reached an important milestone along the way but that is not going to get you to zero” The World Health Organization (WHO) ...

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December 1st, 2014

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Congo warlord loses ICC appeal

1 December 2014 Last updated at 17:48 Thomas Lubanga, seen here in court on Monday, was the first person to be convicted by the ICC The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has rejected an appeal by the Congolese militia leader, Thomas Lubanga, against his ...

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December 1st, 2014

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Brahimi wins BBC African award 2014

Yacine Brahimi has been voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014. The 24-year-old midfielder becomes the first Algerian to win the award, which is decided by football fans. Porto winger Brahimi told BBC Sport: “It’s a big honour for me to receive this ...

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December 1st, 2014

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BBC award winner revealed today

The winner of the vote for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014 will be revealed today at 1735 GMT. Those in contention are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Yacine Brahimi, Vincent Enyeama, Gervinho and Yaya Toure. The list will be trimmed to two players at about 1540 GMT ...

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December 1st, 2014

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VIDEO: Charlize Theron on World Aids Day

Hollywood actress Charlize Theron has said the international community cannot “sit back and wait on a cure” for HIV/Aids and must instead focus on changing human behaviour. She was speaking to the BBC’s Peter Bowes on World Aids Day, alongside the head of ...

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December 1st, 2014

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Two Nigerian cities under attack

1 December 2014 Last updated at 15:03 Boko Haram began its insurgency five years ago and three states in the north-east are under emergency rule Suspected Boko Haram militants have struck in two state capitals in north-east Nigeria, with suicide attacks by female bombers in ...

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December 1st, 2014

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