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MSF confirms Liberia Ebola decline

7 November 2014 Last updated at 18:03 Liberia has seen more Ebola deaths than the other affected countries but there are now some positive signs Liberia has seen a significant reduction in the number of new Ebola cases, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has ...

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November 7th, 2014

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Facebook gives users ‘Ebola button’

Facebook has added an Ebola button to users’ profile pages to help people donate to charities fighting the disease. The money will go to International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Save the Children. Facebook ...

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November 7th, 2014

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Pretoria faces blackout over debts

7 November 2014 Last updated at 11:33 By News from Elsewhere… …media reports from around the world, found by BBC Monitoring Residents in Pretoria could be reading by candlelight unless the city pays its bills A South African municipality is threatening to plunge ...

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November 7th, 2014

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Deadly blast at Nigeria cash machine

7 November 2014 Last updated at 13:49 At least 10 people have been killed in a bomb blast as they queued to withdraw money from a cash machine in northern Nigeria, residents have told the BBC. They say the attacker approached the queue with a parcel before it exploded in ...

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November 7th, 2014

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Burkina Faso leader dismisses AU

7 November 2014 Last updated at 10:59 Lt Col Zida was previously second in command of the presidential guard Burkina Faso’s interim leader has dismissed the African Union’s imposition of a two-week deadline to hand power to civilians. “We are not afraid of ...

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Rwandan musician admits exile ties

7 November 2014 Last updated at 12:19 Kizito Mihigo’s arrest in April came as a shock to many Rwandans Popular Rwandan musician Kizito Mihigo has admitted he had contact with an exiled opposition group at the start of his trial on terrorism charges. But he has denied ...

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November 7th, 2014

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Letter from Africa: The power of religion

7 November 2014 Last updated at 01:54 In our series of letters from African journalists, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani argues that most religious leaders play a positive role in Nigeria. Many religious leaders in Africa are regarded as superstars. Take the pastors of ...

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Recycling Ivory Coast’s mobile waste

7 November 2014 Last updated at 00:01 By Tamasin Ford BBC News, Ivory Coast The toxins in discarded mobile phones have been leaching into Abidjan’s already polluted waters Adou Felicien negotiates with a customer through the wire grille that serves as a window at the ...

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November 7th, 2014

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Striker Bony set for new Swans deal

Striker Wilfried Bony is close to agreeing a new contract with Swansea City. The 25-year-old Ivorian was linked with a move away from Swansea in July, after scoring 25 goals in his first season. Bony joined for a club-record fee of £12m in 2012 and still has three years left

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Ebola robots on White House agenda

7 November 2014 Last updated at 00:00 By Jen Copestake BBC Click TV, Boston Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. WATCH: Dmitry Berenson demonstrates how a robot could be used to remove a pair of goggles Robots have been working in disaster zones ...

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November 7th, 2014

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