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VIDEO: Inside hospital welcoming maggots

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:44am
Patients in Kenya may soon start receiving live maggots as a treatment after promising results from a pilot study using the age-old practice
Categories: African News

Waris excited by Trabzonspor plans

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:41am
Ghana striker Majeed Waris says Trabzonspor's challenge for trophies in Turkey and in Europe convinced him to join the club.
Categories: African News

Kenyan leader's carjacked BMW found

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:08am
A vehicle belonging to the Kenyan president's security convoy, which was stolen last week in Nairobi, is found in Uganda, officials confirm.
Categories: African News

Lesotho PM returns after fleeing

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:41am
Lesotho's prime minister returns home after fleeing the mountain kingdom to neighbouring South Africa on Saturday, alleging there had been a coup.
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UK diplomat dies in Lagos airport

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:10am
The British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Peter Carter, dies after a suspected heart attack in a Nigerian airport.
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VIDEO: Corruption 'is a killer' - in 15 secs

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:03am
A report by the campaign group One blames corruption for 3.6 million deaths every year. Here is the story in 15 seconds.
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Somalia offers Islamists amnesty

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:53am
Somalia's government offers an amnesty to fighters of Islamist group al-Shabab, amid uncertainty over whether its leader survived a US air strike.
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British Ebola patient discharged

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:07am
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa has made a full recovery, after being treated in a specialist NHS unit.
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Namibia country profile

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:56am
Provides an overview of Namibia, including key events and facts about this sparsely populated but stable country on Africa's south-west coast.
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Fire hits African Big Brother house

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:48am
The launch of the new series of Africa's Big Brother is delayed by a "devastating" blaze at its purpose-built studios in Johannesburg.
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Libyan jet crashes near parliament

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:47am
A Libyan jet crashes in Tobruk, near the seat of parliament, causing a huge inferno and killing a child and at least two other people, officials say.
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Mauritania country profile

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:05am
Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
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The Gambia profile

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:13am
Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about The Gambia.
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How maggots can lower Kenyan hospital bills

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:39pm
Would you like larvae to eat your infected flesh?
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Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:58pm
About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.
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US targets al-Shabab's leader

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:44pm
The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed.
Categories: African News

VIDEO: Escaped Ebola patient recaptured

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:23pm
The recapture of an escaped Ebola patient in Liberia has raised fears that West African countries are struggling to contain the outbreak.
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VIDEO: US targets al-Shabab leader - in 15 secs

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:59am
The US military has carried out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting a convoy carrying the leader of militant group al-Shabab. Here is the story in 15 seconds
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