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UK urges decisive action on Ebola

2 October 2014 Last updated at 15:23 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. British nurse William Pooley told the conference of “the horror and misery” in Sierra Leone The UK has called for urgent decisive action from the international ...

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October 2nd, 2014

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Blatter backs NFF president Pinnick

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has endorsed Amaju Pinnick as Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president. Pinnick, 43, who is Delta State Sports Commission chairman and Delta FA boss, was elected on Tuesday. Blatter said in a letter to Pinnick: “I wish you good luck, ...

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October 2nd, 2014

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Five Ebola cases per hour in S Leone

2 October 2014 Last updated at 12:02 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Mark Buttle from Save the Children says cultural practices may be putting some people at even greater risk A leading charity has warned that a rate of five new Ebola cases an ...

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October 2nd, 2014

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AUDIO: Ebola ‘requires massive response’

The head of the United Nations mission to combat Ebola has called for a “rapid and very strong response” from the international community “to get the disease under control”. Speaking from Liberia on the Today programme, Anthony Banbury commented on ...

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October 2nd, 2014

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VIDEO: Africa ‘no continent for old people’

A new index suggests that African countries are among the world’s worst places to be old in. The Global AgeWatch Index 2014 measures the social and economic welfare of those over 60 in 96 countries. According to the index, Norway comes on top and the worst country is ...

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October 1st, 2014

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Senegal’s Sane to miss qualifiers

Lamine Sane has been ruled out of action for up to seven weeks and will miss Senegal’s upcoming 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tunisia. The Bordeaux captain underwent surgery on his right knee on Wednesday after originally picking up the injury a month ...

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October 1st, 2014

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Ebola: ‘Five S Leone cases per hour’

1 October 2014 Last updated at 22:58 Save the Children says that as soon as authorities get on top of the virus in one area, it emerges in another A leading charity has warned that a rate of five new Ebola cases an hour in Sierra Leone means healthcare demands are far ...

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October 1st, 2014

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Grace Mugabe ‘should hand back PhD’

1 October 2014 Last updated at 19:52 Grace Mugabe has been been endorsed to lead the women’s wing of the ruling party Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove has called on Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe, to hand back her PhD. She

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October 1st, 2014

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VIDEO: Texas children ‘monitored for Ebola’

Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil, the governor of Texas has said. At a news conference, Rick Perry said the children were being monitored “at home” for symptoms. The patient went to a Dallas emergency ...

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October 1st, 2014

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Battle over Somali mountains

1 October 2014 Last updated at 16:28 Al-Shabab fighters have been pushed out of major cities in recent years Troops in northern Somalia have battled al-Shabab Islamist militants for the Galgala mountains, with both sides claiming to have won. The fighters have been holding ...

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October 1st, 2014

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