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Clenched fist to foil Ebola

14 August 2014 Last updated at 16:11 By News from Elsewhere… …media reports from around the world, found by BBC Monitoring President Jonathan watches Lagos Governor Babatunde Fashola sanitise his hands The governors of Nigeria’s 36 states have started ...

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August 15th, 2014

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VIDEO: 15 secs: Ebola fears halts planes to Kenya

South Korean national carrier Korean Air is to temporarily suspend flights to Nairobi after WHO said Kenya was at high-risk of Ebola. The move comes despite the fact that there have been no Ebola cases in Kenya. The World Health Organization has classified the country as ...

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August 15th, 2014

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Ebola crisis ‘vastly underestimated’

15 August 2014 Last updated at 00:45 The WHO says the international response to the outbreak needs to be scaled up The scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be “vastly underestimated”, the UN’s health agency says, as the death toll from the disease reaches

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August 15th, 2014

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VIDEO: Is al-Shabab recruiting in Kenya?

Kenya is facing a new security challenge in its war against terror. Al Qaeda linked Somali Islamist group al-Shabab is now targeting Kenyans in its latest recruitment drive. Some of those new recruits have already been trained in Somalia and are now back on the streets of ...

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August 14th, 2014

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Kenya launches match-fixing inquiry

Football Kenya Federation has launched a match-fixing investigation into the team’s elimination from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers by Lesotho. In a statement the FKF stated the outcome of both legs of the tie, which resulted in a 1-0 aggregate loss for ...

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August 14th, 2014

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Ibenge appointed new DR Congo coach

Florent Ibenge has been appointed coach of DR Congo for their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign. The 52-year-old, who fills the position left vacant since Claude LeRoy’s departure, will combine the duties with his role as coach of AS Vita Club. President ...

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August 14th, 2014

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Ebola risk from air travel ‘low’

14 August 2014 Last updated at 19:11 Kenya, as a major transport hub in Africa, is on high alert to prevent the spread of the deadly virus The risk of transmission of Ebola during air travel remains low, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Unlike infections such as ...

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August 14th, 2014

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DR Congo war crimes ‘test case’

14 August 2014 Last updated at 15:02 Civilians in eastern DR Congo are often the victims of the army or militia violence The war crimes trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo of an ex-army officer will be a test of military justice, the UN mission in the country says. Lt ...

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August 14th, 2014

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Sierra Leone achieve new Fifa high

Sierra Leone have climbed 14 places in the Fifa world rankings for August, lifting them into the top 50 for the fist time in their history. The Leone Stars, who are now ranked 50th in the world, have also broken into the top 10 teams on the continent, sitting in seventh ...

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August 14th, 2014

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Guinea declares Ebola emergency

14 August 2014 Last updated at 13:14 Guinea was the first country to be hit by the epidemic earlier this year Guinea has a declared a national health emergency as it battles to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. This meant tighter border controls, the immediate ...

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August 14th, 2014

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