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New York’s JFK to start Ebola checks

11 October 2014 Last updated at 04:03 Screening measures will include checking passengers for high temperature New York’s JFK airport is to start 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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Africa in pictures: 3-9 October 2014

10 October 2014 Last updated at 18:18 A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week: A boy in Sao Tome, capital of the Atlantic Ocean archipelago nation of Sao Tome and Principe, sits on a coastal balustrade trying to catch fish on Monday… The young ...

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October 10th, 2014

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VIDEO: Fighting Ebola with facts and soap

The World Health Organization has just announced that more than 4,000 people have now died of Ebola. There are still only about a quarter of the beds needed for patients in the worst-affected countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. But people are not just waiting for ...

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October 10th, 2014

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Postpone event for Ebola

The government of host country Morocco. says the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations should be postponed because of the Ebola epidemic. The biennial competition is scheduled to be held between 17 January and 8 February 2015. The request to delay the event has been lodged with ...

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October 10th, 2014

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Egypt get 2015 campaign on track

Record seven-time African champions Egypt won their first points of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with a 2-0 victory in Botswana. Egypt began the tie knowing a loss on Friday and another against the same side next Wednesday would have seen them eliminated from ...

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October 10th, 2014

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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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