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Ghana part ways with coach Appiah

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) says it has parted company  with national team coach Kwesi Appiah by mutual consent. Former coach Milovan Rajevac is being widely tipped to return to the post he held between 2008 and 2010. Rajevac had originally been lined up to work as ...

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September 12th, 2014

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Nigeria league set to resume

The Nigeria Premier League will resume next week after the country’s referees called off a boycott of the competition. The officials went on strike last month in protest over the Nigeria Football Federation leadership row, that saw Fifa refusing to recognise the ...

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September 12th, 2014

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Cuba to send doctors to Ebola areas

12 September 2014 Last updated at 12:03 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News In some affected countries there are very few doctors available to tackle the disease Cuba is sending 165 health workers to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, officials say. ...

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Mauritania adopts Western weekend

12 September 2014 Last updated at 12:22 By News from Elsewhere… …media reports from around the world, found by BBC Monitoring Mauritanian merchants have to make the most from Monday to Wednesday to do business with Europe The west African country of Mauritania is

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Why Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

12 September 2014 Last updated at 09:53 Oscar Pistorius wept when the judge cleared him of murder Judge Thokozile Masipa has found Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, after he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentines’ Day 2013. ...

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Letter from Africa: Haunted by ghosts

12 September 2014 Last updated at 10:01 In our series of letters from African journalists, media and communication trainer Joseph Warungu reflects on the Kenyan government’s decision to pursue the ghosts that are haunting the public service. Not many people in Kenya ...

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Pistorius murder verdicts unsettle some South Africans

12 September 2014 Last updated at 09:08 By Pumza Fihlani BBC News, Pretoria Members of the ANC Women’s League sang songs in support of Reeva Steenkamp and her family Two courts in South Africa are now debating Judge Thokozile Masipa’s verdict so far in the Oscar ...

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UK Ebola man plans return to Africa

12 September 2014 Last updated at 04:16 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. William Pooley will return to Sierra Leone when he gets a passport to replace the one that was incinerated The first British person to contract Ebola in the current outbreak

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Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

12 September 2014 Last updated at 10:03 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Oscar Pistorius was asked to stand as the verdicts were read out by the judge South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide after the ...

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The flawed Rastafarian ‘promised land’

12 September 2014 Last updated at 00:28 By Chris Summers BBC News Forty years ago Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was overthrown. It was a blow for all Rastafarians, who revere him as a god – and for those Rastafarians who had emigrated to Ethiopia, life suddenly ...

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