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Sesay takes charge of Sierra Leone

John Ajina Sesay has taken over from Atto Mensah as Sierra Leone coach for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Cameroon. It is the latest development in the row between the country’s football association and sports ministry over who is qualified to be the ...

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October 11th, 2014

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Cameroon Boko Haram hostages freed

11 October 2014 Last updated at 08:40 Cameroon has reinforced troops in its northern regions to tackle Boko Haram Cameroon’s president has said that 27 hostages, including 10 Chinese workers, held by suspected Boko Haram militants have been released. Also freed was the

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October 11th, 2014

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Letter from Africa: Why do we rely on ‘miracle cures’?

10 October 2014 Last updated at 14:45 Many people, including presidents, believe TB Joshua has supernatural powers In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene, a former government minister and member of the opposition, considers why so ...

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October 11th, 2014

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Nine die in Guinea boat sinking

11 October 2014 Last updated at 03:12 Boat accidents are common in Guinea. An incident in August 2012 left about 30 dead At least nine people have died in a boat accident in Guinea, with about 30 people still missing, officials and residents say. The boat capsized near the ...

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October 11th, 2014

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How is Ebola being treated?

The treatment centre is designed to separate confirmed Ebola patients from probable or likely cases. Upon entry, patients are examined by medical staff in full protective gear. Following the initial diagnosis, they are then split into low or high probability wards until the ...

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October 11th, 2014

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New York’s JFK to start Ebola checks

11 October 2014 Last updated at 04:03 Screening measures will include checking passengers for high temperature New York’s JFK airport is to start screening to try to stem the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people. Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone ...

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October 11th, 2014

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Africa in pictures: 3-9 October 2014

10 October 2014 Last updated at 18:18 A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week: A boy in Sao Tome, capital of the Atlantic Ocean archipelago nation of Sao Tome and Principe, sits on a coastal balustrade trying to catch fish on Monday… The young ...

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October 10th, 2014

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VIDEO: Fighting Ebola with facts and soap

The World Health Organization has just announced that more than 4,000 people have now died of Ebola. There are still only about a quarter of the beds needed for patients in the worst-affected countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. But people are not just waiting for ...

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October 10th, 2014

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Postpone event for Ebola

The government of host country Morocco. says the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations should be postponed because of the Ebola epidemic. The biennial competition is scheduled to be held between 17 January and 8 February 2015. The request to delay the event has been lodged with ...

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October 10th, 2014

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Egypt get 2015 campaign on track

Record seven-time African champions Egypt won their first points of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with a 2-0 victory in Botswana. Egypt began the tie knowing a loss on Friday and another against the same side next Wednesday would have seen them eliminated from ...

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October 10th, 2014

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