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First Ebola case in Mali confirmed

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Mali confirms first case of Ebola in the country, as two-year-old girl tests positive

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VIDEO: Art on motorbikes in Kampala

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Artists in Uganda are using motorbikes to carry and display street art installations as part of the Kampala Contemporary Art Festival.

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VIDEO: Boko Haram ‘abducts more women’

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Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, according to local residents.

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VIDEO: Ebola news: 23 October in 15 seconds

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

The World Health Organisation says that general bans on international travel or trade are not recommended. Here is the latest Ebola news for Thursday 23 October - in 15 seconds.

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VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.

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Turtles tracked on swimming frenzy

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Small tags stuck to the undersides of baby loggerhead turtles are used to follow the animals' frenetic first hours in Cape Verde.

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Ebola blood-therapy team set up

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An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.

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Guinea paying Ebola compensation

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The head of Guinea's Ebola mission says the government has started paying compensation to the families of health workers who have died of the virus.

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VIDEO: Egypt’s battle to end FGM

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A court date is set for a verdict in Egypt's landmark trial in a case of female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Algeria hit new world rankings high

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by BBC News - Africa with No Comments

Algeria rise to their highest ever position in Fifa's world rankings after being placed 15th on the global list for October.

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