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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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October 10th, 2014

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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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October 10th, 2014

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UN peacekeeper killed in CAR ambush

10 October 2014 Last updated at 10:37 The UN took over peacekeeping duties in CAR last month A UN soldier has become the first peacekeeper to die in the Central African Republic (CAR) after a convoy was ambushed on the outskirts of the capital Bangui. The peacekeeper from ...

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October 10th, 2014

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Ebola is ‘entrenched’ in West Africa

10 October 2014 Last updated at 05:41 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. US public health director Thomas Frieden: “This is controllable and this was preventable” The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Ebola is now ...

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October 10th, 2014

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‘We want our home back’ after apartheid evictions

9 October 2014 Last updated at 02:01 Many South Africans are still fighting to reclaim land taken away from them during apartheid. The BBC’s Sophie Ribstein spoke to a family about its ordeal. It is a beautiful piece of land, a windswept nature reserve just above the ...

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October 9th, 2014

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Mensah: I’m in charge of Sierra Leone

Dumbuya (left) in action for Sierra Leone against Ivory Coast Atto Mensah insists he is still coach of Sierra Leone despite reports John Ajina Sesay has been brought in for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Cameroon. The Sierra Leone Football Association ...

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October 9th, 2014

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Club-mate fears forced Bangoura exit

Guinea winger Alhassane Bangoura has revealed he withdrew from the squad to face Ghana because his Rayo Vallecano club-mates feared he could catch Ebola. Hundreds have died from the virus in Guinea and the country has taken the precaution of moving Saturday’s Africa ...

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October 9th, 2014

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