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30 September 2014 Last updated at 17:12 ET

Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola

Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.


Construction workers in NairobiRecalculation boosts Kenyan economy

Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated.

Islamist fighter at Tripoli airport. 25 Aug 2014Libya parliament rivals hold talks

Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.

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With the political rise of President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, the BBC's Andrew Harding considers if Zimbabwe is witnessing the birth of a dynasty.

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