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Row over Senegal corruption trial

31 July 2014 Last updated at 11:21 Karim Wade was influential in his father’s government A leading Senegalese rights group has condemned the corruption trial of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade’s son, Karim. He is due to make his first appearance before a special ...

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July 31st, 2014

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‘Dozens of bodies’ at Libya base

30 July 2014 Last updated at 18:42 Rival militias have been battling for control in Benghazi At least 35 bodies have been recovered from a Libyan military base that was overrun by Islamist-led militias, the Libyan Red Crescent says. The special forces base in Benghazi was ...

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July 31st, 2014

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Nigeria finalising Keshi contract

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed it is close to agreeing a new contract for Stephen Keshi to return as national coach. The 52-year-old led Nigeria to their third African title in 2013 and the last 16 at the World Cup in Brazil but his deal was allowed to ...

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July 31st, 2014

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S Leone declares Ebola emergency

31 July 2014 Last updated at 11:20 President Ernest Bai Koroma has cancelled his forthcoming trip to Washington because of Ebola Sierra Leone’s president has declared a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak. Ernest Bai Koroma said the epicentres of ...

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July 31st, 2014

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Facebook expands Africa push

31 July 2014 Last updated at 09:01 Article written by Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent More from Rory Follow Rory on Twitter It’s the new frontier for the internet – connecting billions of people in Africa and Asia who have yet to sample the delights of

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July 31st, 2014

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Letter from Africa: Ebola invasion

29 July 2014 Last updated at 18:16 In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers the fear that surrounds the West African Ebola outbreak, the world’s deadliest to date. July’s grim news of the sad end of ...

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July 31st, 2014

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VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola

Scientists have been aware of Ebola virus since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed. Ebola kills up to 90% of those infected, but patients have a better chance of survival if they receive early treatment. It spreads through contact with an ...

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July 31st, 2014

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Ebola voices: Fighting the deadly virus in Guinea

30 July 2014 Last updated at 00:16 The world’s deadliest outbreak of the Ebola virus has so far killed more than 670 people across West Africa. BBC News travelled to Guinea to meet some of those involved in the fight against the outbreak which, health experts say, will

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VIDEO: Ebola victim, four months, laid to rest

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to last until the end of the year according to medical charities Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent societies. More than 670 people have died so far, and at least 1,200 cases have ...

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July 30th, 2014

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Zamalek end the reign of coach Mido

Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam Mido has been sacked as coach of Zamalek. “Board member Ahmed Soliman informed me today that I’m relieved of my duties,” the former Egypt striker said. The decision brings an end to the 31-year-old’s reign only six ...

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July 30th, 2014

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