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Zambia President Michael Sata is dead, country gets first white president

The President of Zambia, Michael Sata, has died at a hospital in London on Tuesday according to the government in Lusaka

Al Jazeera journalist vindicated after Interpol rejects request from Egypt

Interpol, the international organisation for police cooperation, has rejected a request from Egypt to issue one of its red notices against Ahmed Mansour, an Al Jazeera journalist

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Mali confirms its first case of Ebola

Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola virus disease

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United States (U.S.) Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is travelling to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Belgium from October 25 to October 30

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Flag raising to commemorate UN day held in Accra

A flag raising ceremony and a model United Nations (UN) session to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the UN day was held on Friday in Accra

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Nigeria: Olejeme is our candidate – Ndokwa PDP leaders

Peoples Democratic Party leaders in Ndokwa West Tuesday suppressed their differences and in one voice recommended Dr. Ngozi Olejeme as a successor to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan

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Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission – WHO

The World Organization (WHO) has officially declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission

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World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus

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ECOWAS dispatches food items to Ebola countries

The Government of Ghana on behalf of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) on Friday dispatched a quantity of food items to the three Ebola affected countries

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Video – T.B. Joshua Carrying Three Bags Of Rice

A picture of controversial Pastor T.B. Joshua carrying three bags of rice went viral this week within Nigerian social media and blogs

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Growing inequality clouds Angola’s expanding economy

Angola has one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Its economy grew by 5.1% in 2013. As major public infrastructure investments in energy and transport kick in, its growth is projected to reach 7.9% in 2014 and 8.8% in 2015

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Political stability remains a challenge

In April 2014, the United Nations Security Council authorized the establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

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Families pledge to hand over relatives from Liberia

Dr Kweku Agyeman Mensah, the Minister of Health, has said relatives of Ghanaian fishermen in Ebola infected countries have undertaken submit to health officials any relative who would return to Ghana for thorough Ebola test

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In another disturbing move against freedom of speech and independent journalism in Egypt, one of Al Jazeera Arabic’s presenters, Ahmed Mansour, has been sentenced in absentia to 15 years imprisonment by Cairo’s criminal court on the absurd charge of torturing a lawyer in Tahrir Square during the 25 January 2011 revolution

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Chinese Yuan penetrates African markets

In March this year Zimbabwe joined a growing list of countries in Africa and the world using the Chinese currency, yuan, also known as remnibi (RMB), as one of its official currencies after its central bank added the RMB, the Japanese yen, the Australia dollar and the Indian rupee to the existing basket of currencies

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Despite two ceasefires, thousands of lives lost and over a million and a half civilians displaced, fighting continues in South Sudan, pitting government troops against opposition forces

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