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Liberia strike threat over Ebola

13 October 2014 Last updated at 03:56 Liberia has struggled to cope with Ebola cases in the country Liberian health officials are appealing to nurses and medical assistants not to go ahead with a national strike, as the Ebola epidemic continues. The National Health Workers ...

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October 13th, 2014

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing to begin

13 October 2014 Last updated at 06:58 Oscar Pistorius faces up to 15 years in jail for culpable homicide South African athlete Oscar Pistorius returns to court for sentencing after being convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was found guilty of the ...

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October 13th, 2014

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Pistorius sentence: Jail or Olympic training?

13 October 2014 Last updated at 00:19 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has every reason to look uncertain as he returns to court this week in Pretoria. His future is about ...

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October 13th, 2014

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Namibia and Nigeria open with wins

Hosts Namibia began their 2014 African Women Championship campaign with a 2-0 win over a resilient Zambia on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek. Goals from Rita Williams and Thomalina Adams in the first half gave the Brave Gladiators a perfect start at the ...

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October 12th, 2014

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UN hopes for rapid Ebola containment

12 October 2014 Last updated at 04:52 More than 4,000 people have died from the Ebola outbreak The UN special envoy on Ebola says he hopes that the outbreak can be brought under control within three months. David Nabarro told the BBC the number of Ebola cases was currently ...

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October 12th, 2014

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Nigeria suffer shock defeat to Sudan

Defending African champions Nigeria fell to a shock 1-0 defeat away to Sudan to slump to the bottom of Group A in African Cup of Nations qualifying. A goal from Bakri Almadina just before half-time gave Sudan a famous victory in Khartoum. The Super Eagles desperately needed ...

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October 11th, 2014

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VIDEO: Nigeria singer tackles child abuse

Omawumi Megbele is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, who gained attention as the 2007 runner-up on the reality TV show West Africa Idols and has subsequently won multiple awards in Nigeria. Her debut single In the Music was a hit, and she has since released two albums – ...

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October 11th, 2014

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How Morocco was once a haven for gay Westerners

12 October 2014 Last updated at 00:22 By Richard Hamilton BBC World Service A British man flew home from Marrakech last week after being jailed for “homosexual acts”. There was a time though when Morocco was renowned as a haven for gay Americans and Britons, who ...

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October 11th, 2014

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VIDEO: Boko Haram releases 27 hostages

The militant group Boko Haram has released 27 hostages who were seized in Cameroon earlier this year. Among them were 10 Chinese construction workers and the wife of the Cameroon’s Vice-Prime Minister, Amadou Ali. Peter Biles reports. Article source: ...

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October 11th, 2014

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Algeria edge closer to qualification

Algeria beat Malawi 2-0 in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday to be on the verge of booking their place at the final in Morocco. The Desert Foxes have a 100% winning record in Group B after three matches and victory at home to Malawi in Wednesday’s ...

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October 11th, 2014

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