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29 January 2015 Last updated at 13:47 ET

Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'Soldiers of the Chadian army at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon - January 2015

Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.

Ebola virus research Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

Officials shake handsGuinea through in drawing of lots

Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots. BBC Sport

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