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US-Africa summit: What does Obama hope to achieve?

4 August 2014 Last updated at 00:53 As President Barack Obama hosts the first-ever US Africa summit, which has seen invitations being issued to 50 African leaders, BBC Africa’s Alexis Akwagyiram considers what the US hopes to achieve from the gathering. Micheal Kimbi ...

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August 4th, 2014

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Who is the real winner of Glasgow 2014?

Before the first medal was contested at Glasgow 2014, BBC Sport took an in-depth look at the previous six editions of the Commonwealth Games to find out which country had been most successful. Unsurprisingly, the traditional sporting powerhouses of Australia, South Africa, ...

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August 4th, 2014

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VIDEO: Villagers try to stop Ebola burials

A senior American health official says the United States is sending at least 50 public health experts to West Africa over the next month to tackle the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Ebola was currently out of

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August 3rd, 2014

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Uganda advance as Kenya crash out

Kenya and Tanzania crashed out of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations while their neighbours Uganda reach the group stages. Lesotho caused an upset as they held Kenya to an 0-0 draw on Sunday in Nairobi, a result that was enough to see the visitors advance 1-0 on ...

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August 3rd, 2014

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US to send 50 experts to fight Ebola

3 August 2014 Last updated at 19:14 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Tulip Mazumdar witnessed the burial of an Ebola patient The US has announced plans to send at least 50 public health experts to West Africa to help fight the ...

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August 3rd, 2014

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VIDEO: Navy helping Britons leave Libya

A Royal Navy survey ship, HMS Enterprise, is evacuating Britons from Libya, amid worsening violence in the country, the BBC understands. The Foreign Office says it is not a “rescue mission” as normal transport links still exist but describes it as an ...

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August 3rd, 2014

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Lesotho upset Kenya in 2015 qualifier

Kenya crashed out of Africa Cup of Nations qualifying after being held 0-0 at home by Lesotho, who advance 1-0 on aggregate. The match ended goalless despite Kenya dominating the game and starting with Southampton’s Victor Wanyama Southampton and Italy-based McDonald ...

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August 3rd, 2014

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Beaumelle steps down as Zambia coach

Frenchman Patrice Beaumelle has stepped down as coach of Zambia after just nine months in charge of Chipolopolo. He looks set to join up once again with Herve Renard, who was appointed coach of Ivory Coast last week. Beaumelle was assistant to Renard when he was coach of ...

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August 3rd, 2014

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VIDEO: Ebola baby buried by strangers

The Ebola virus has claimed almost 700 lives in West Africa, amid warnings it is spreading faster than efforts to control it. Health officials have said early diagnosis and treatment is key to survival, and are travelling to infected areas to teach people how to spot the ...

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August 3rd, 2014

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Navy helping Britons leave Libya

3 August 2014 Last updated at 11:03 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Rana Jawad says the ship is a last minute option for those who haven’t managed to leave the country yet A Royal Navy survey ship is evacuating Britons from

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August 3rd, 2014

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