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French ‘destroy’ al-Qaeda convoy

10 October 2014 Last updated at 17:50 French forces intercepted Islamists smuggling weapons from Libya An al-Qaeda convoy carrying a shipment of weapons from North Africa to Mali has been destroyed by French forces, according to officials in Paris. The convoy was ...

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October 10th, 2014

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Sierra Leone coaching row continues

Dumbuya (left) in action for Sierra Leone against Ivory Coast Atto Mensah is continuing to coach Sierra Leone ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Cameroon despite the threat of a global ban. Mensah has the backing of the Sierra Leone sport’s ...

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October 10th, 2014

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VIDEO: SA’s small-scale fishing threat

While the port of Cape Town is one of South Africa’s busiest, around 100 miles (160km) up the coast lies, potentially, a much larger and more diverse operation. Over the past 30 years, Saldanha Bay – a rustic, fishing village – has experienced rapid ...

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October 10th, 2014

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Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000

10 October 2014 Last updated at 18:41 Liberia has the most badly hit by the virus with 2,316 deaths in total The number of people killed in the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization has said. The latest figures show there have been 8,376 cases ...

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October 10th, 2014

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Tanzania arrests for ‘witch’ deaths

10 October 2014 Last updated at 15:48 Tanzanian police have charged 23 people with murder after seven villagers were burned alive on suspicion of witchcraft. Though the attacks in Murufiti, a village in the western Kigoma region, happened on Monday, reports only surfaced ...

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October 10th, 2014

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VIDEO: Winemakers shake-up the industry

Few visitors to Cape Town leave the city without touring the nearby vineyards in Stellenbosch and Paarl. It is a multi-billion dollar industry and a solid export earner for the South African economy, but it has not always been a sparkling success. In the recent past the ...

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October 10th, 2014

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‘Sadness and desperation

10 October 2014 Last updated at 07:27 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The reality of living in a country in the grip of an Ebola outbreak is hard for families to take, as Tulip Mazumdar reports BBC global health reporter Tulip Mazumdar shares ...

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October 10th, 2014

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Egypt set for critical qualifiers

Record seven-time African champions Egypt are facing a critical few days in their campaign to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. They go into their double-header against Botswana knowing that they could be eliminated if results do not go their way. Both sides have ...

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October 10th, 2014

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African Women ready for showpiece

Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon are favourites as the African Women Championship kicks-off in Namibia on Saturday. The championship is scheduled for 11-25 October 2014 in two stadiums [The Independence stadium and the Sam Nujoma Stadium] in Windhoek. It will also serve as ...

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WHO: ‘Ebola bigger than anticipated’

10 October 2014 Last updated at 12:16 The first three people in Africa have been vaccinated with an experimental serum against Ebola in Mali Leading global health experts did not anticipate the scale of the Ebola outbreak, a senior health official has told the BBC. Chris Dye

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