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Kamara leaves Middlesbrough

2 hours 17 min ago
Sierra Leone international striker Kei Kamara leaves Middlesbrough after his contract is cancelled by mutual consent.

How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola

Thu, 2014-08-28 20:09
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take

Ebola travel bans 'should be lifted'

Thu, 2014-08-28 19:05
West African health ministers call for travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak to be lifted, following WHO advice.

VIDEO: S Sudan rebels deny power-sharing deal

Thu, 2014-08-28 15:31
Negotiators for South Sudanese rebels have denied signing a power-sharing deal.

VIDEO: Nigerian Ebola death outside Lagos

Thu, 2014-08-28 15:28
Nigeria has recorded its first Ebola death outside Lagos after a doctor died of the virus in the oil hub of Port Harcourt.

Nigeria launches electronic ID cards

Thu, 2014-08-28 14:45
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan formally launches a national electronic identity card, which can also be used to make payments.

Zambia leader sacks potential rival

Thu, 2014-08-28 12:55
Zambia's leader sacks his justice minister, seen as a potential successor, amid rumours the president is gravely ill.

Mali bid to switch Algeria tie fails

Thu, 2014-08-28 12:50
Mali fail in an attempt to have their Africa Cup of Nations tie moved from Algeria over concerns of violence as the Malians also bid to host 2017.

Caf stands firm on Nations Cup venues

Thu, 2014-08-28 12:08
Caf declares there will be no further changes to September's Nations Cup qualifiers despite some relocation requests over Ebola fears.

WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:51
The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.

Doumbia recalled by Ivory Coast

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:45
Seydou Doumbia comes out of international retirement and is in the Ivory Coast squad for September's Nations Cup ties.

VIDEO: Ebola reaches Nigeria oil hub - in 15 seconds

Thu, 2014-08-28 08:37
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos. Here's the story in 15 seconds.

South Sudan rebels reject deal

Thu, 2014-08-28 08:14
South Sudan rebels deny that they were party to a deal to form a power-sharing government within 45 days to end the conflict.

Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub

Thu, 2014-08-28 08:02
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.

'Baby-trafficking' speaker flees

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:53
The speaker of Niger's parliament flees the country after a parliamentary committee agreed he could be arrested over a baby-trafficking scandal.

France urges special Libya support

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:48
French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.

Botswana profile

Thu, 2014-08-28 04:21
Provides an overview, key facts and history of Botswana, a major diamond producer in Southern Africa

Ambassador 'suspect in girl beating'

Thu, 2014-08-28 00:55
US police say Equatorial Guinea's ambassador is suspected of beating a girl with a chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.

Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'

Wed, 2014-08-27 22:36
A top US public health official says the Ebola outbreak is set to get worse before it gets better, as West African health ministers meet in Ghana.

Eto'o retires from internationals

Wed, 2014-08-27 17:24
Cameroon's all-time leading goalscorer Samuel Eto'o announces his retirement from international football.

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