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Nigeria crisis affects coach vacancy

Nigeria will face a last-minute rush to appoint a coach before the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan next month because of the crisis at the country’s football federation. The role is vacant following the end of Stephen Keshi’s two-match deal. But ...

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September 15th, 2014

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VIDEO: Preacher releases church collapse video

Rescuers in Nigeria are continuing the search for survivors among the rubble of a collapsed church building in Lagos. At least 40 people died after the two storey guesthouse for members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday. Well-known preacher TB Joshua

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September 15th, 2014

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VIDEO: The Script’s video shot in township

Irish rock band The Script have filmed their latest video in a township in South Africa. Speaking to BBC Breakfast, lead singer Danny O’Donoghue said they “wanted to tell one of the stories” from the township. Article source: ...

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September 15th, 2014

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UN takes over CAR peace mission

15 September 2014 Last updated at 20:34 The African Union troops already in CAR will start wearing blue helmets The UN is formally taking over peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic (CAR), where about 25% of the population has fled their homes. The new force

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Uganda predicts bigger coffee crop

15 September 2014 Last updated at 17:01 By Russell Padmore Business reporter, BBC World Service Rainy weather is expected to boost the crop of coffee beans grown in Uganda Exports of coffee from Uganda could rise as much as 3% this year as crop outputs increase, thanks to ...

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Father ‘won’t forgive’ siege killers

15 September 2014 Last updated at 15:23 The In Amenas siege ended when Algerian forces attacked and took control of the gas plant The father of a Briton killed in a siege at an Algerian gas plant has not “forgiven or understood” his son’s death, an inquest ...

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VIDEO: Algeria siege deaths inquest begins

An inquest into the deaths of six Britons and a UK-based Colombian killed during a militant attack on a gas plant in Algeria is under way in London. Militants linked to al-Qaeda attacked the In Amenas gas plant on 16 January 2013. Forty workers and 29 militants were killed ...

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Millions of gloves to fight Ebola

15 September 2014 Last updated at 16:01 Medical gloves play an important role in preventing the spread of Ebola Malaysia plans to donate more than 20 million protective rubber gloves to five African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, the government says. They will be ...

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Egypt activist to be freed on bail

15 September 2014 Last updated at 16:13 Mr Abdul Fattah is viewed as an icon of the 2011 revolution An Egyptian court has ordered the release on bail of one of the country’s most prominent bloggers and pro-democracy activists, Alaa Abdul Fattah. Mr Abdul Fattah had ...

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Migrant boat sinking ‘kills 500’

15 September 2014 Last updated at 15:58 Maltese authorities have launched naval missions to find and rescue migrants in trouble About 500 migrants are feared dead after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, a migration body said. Two Palestinian ...

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