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No Nations Cup changes despite Ebola

The organiser of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations says there are no changes to the dates or schedule despite a request from hosts Morocco to postpone. Morocco’s government has written to the Confederation of African Football to delay the 17 January to 8 February event ...

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October 11th, 2014

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Gunshots & shaking buses in Africa

His Peterborough team-mates are playing Crawley this weekend, but League One defender Gabriel Zakuani is making a much longer trip during the international break. The 28-year-old is a Democratic Republic of Congo international and will be aiming to stop Yaya Toure, Gervinho ...

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October 11th, 2014

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UN chief in Libya to make peace plea

11 October 2014 Last updated at 17:35 The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has called for peace in Libya during a surprise visit to Tripoli as part of a UN-brokered reconciliation process. On his first visit since 2011, when Col Muammar Gaddafi was ousted, he told MPs ...

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October 11th, 2014

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Nigeria aim to kick-start campaign

Defending African champions Nigeria visit Sudan on Saturday desperate for a first win in final qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria suffered a shock home defeat by Congo Brazzaville and could manage only an away draw with South Africa in their opening Group

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October 11th, 2014

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New York’s JFK starts Ebola checks

11 October 2014 Last updated at 12:34 Screening measures will include checking passengers for high temperature New York’s JFK airport has started 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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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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