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My SMS relationship with al-Shabab

17 August 2014 Last updated at 00:07 By Mary Harper BBC News Al-Shabab, the militant Islamist group operating in Somalia and Kenya, likes to communicate with journalists by SMS. But receiving their text messages and talking to them on the phone can be an unnerving, and at ...

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August 17th, 2014

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Williamson waits for Kenya confirmation

Bobby Williamson, whose Gor Mahia side have been knocked out of the regional Cecafa Kagame Club Championship, claims he has not yet signed any contract with the Kenya Football Federation to be their new national coach. The former Uganda Cranes manager denies that his ...

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August 16th, 2014

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Chelsea’s Moses joins Stoke on loan

Stoke City have signed Chelsea winger Victor Moses on a season-long loan. The Nigeria international, 23, spent last season on loan at Liverpool where he started six Premier League matches. Moses joined Chelsea from Wigan for £9m in August 2012 but has featured rarely since ...

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August 16th, 2014

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Kenya to deny entry to Ebola states

16 August 2014 Last updated at 19:35 Medecins Sans Frontieres says the outbreak will take at least six months to bring under control Kenyan officials say the country is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola ...

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August 16th, 2014

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Africa in pictures: 8-14 August 2014

15 August 2014 Last updated at 18:08 A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week: A boy smeared with mud waits to take part in a circumcision ceremony in Kenya’s western region of Bungoma on Saturday… … This boy has already been ...

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August 16th, 2014

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Grace Mugabe enters Zanu-PF politics

15 August 2014 Last updated at 20:29 Grace Mugabe, 49, has three children with President Mugabe The wife of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has entered politics after being endorsed to become head of the ruling Zanu-PF party’s women’s league. Grace ...

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August 16th, 2014

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Ebola stops Lesotho under-20 trip

Lesotho have been unable to travel to Nigeria to play in an African Under-20 Championship qualifier on Sunday. The Lesotho government has put a travel ban in place for people arriving from areas with Ebola cases. “If we left for the game we would not be allowed back ...

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August 16th, 2014

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VIDEO: Premier League and Africa

The English Premier League season starts this weekend and there is a huge interest in it across Africa. Last year more than 40 of the players were from the continent. Here is the story – in 15 seconds. Article source: ...

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August 15th, 2014

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‘New mass abduction’ in Nigeria

15 August 2014 Last updated at 16:43 Boko Haram militants have carried out a series of audacious attacks in recent years Residents of a Nigerian village on the shore of Lake Chad say at least 50 residents are missing after a raid by suspected Boko Haram militants. A witness ...

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August 15th, 2014

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VIDEO: Kenya looks to avoid oil tax tangles

Kenya’s government wants to reap the benefits of its newly found oil deposits, but also mineral mining. It wants to take advantage of lucrative licensing deals through capital gains and windfall taxation, but wants to avoid legal wrangling. The BBC’s Anne Soy ...

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August 15th, 2014

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