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African press review 7 November 2014

Boko Haram gain ground in Nigeria. A pipeline blaze endangers lives in Lagos State. SA cops get more than they asked for in a takeout meal.
Burkina Faso's current leader Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida
05/11/2014 - Burkina Faso - France

West Africans press Burkina army to hand over power, Hollande admits helping Compaoré flee

West African leaders met the colonel currently leading Burkina Faso on Wednesday to press the army to hand over power to a civilian government.
Medical personnel in protective suits treat Ebola in Liberia
28/08/2014 - France - west Africa

Air France suspends flights to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Air France has suspended flights to Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak, leaving Sierra Leone and neighbouring Liberia reliant on just one airline, Royal Air Morocco.
18/08/2014 - Interview - Technology

M-Pesa mobile money brings African technology to Europe: 'sky's the limit' says founder

African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch of the mobile money technology M-Pesa in Romania.

African press review 1 August 2014

Nigeria goes on Ebola alert but researchers have found a plant that may stop the virus. Ghana's government is accused of failing to finance the anti-Ebola fight.
Portugal's Eder (R) fights for the ball with Matt Besler of the U.S.
23/06/2014 - Report: Brazil World Cup 2014

Portugal in with a chance thanks to Ronaldo and Varela

Five things we learned on day 11.

Blitz the Ambassador, just a kid from Africa telling his story
22/06/2014 - World music matters

Blitz the Ambassador, just a kid from Africa telling his story

Ghanian-born rapper Blitz the Ambassador is one of the strongest voices on the international hip hop scene.
Iran's Alireza Haghighi, Nigeria's Ahmed Musa and Iran's Mehrdad Pouladi during their match at the Baixada stadium in Curitiba, 16 June, 2014
17/06/2014 - Report: Brazil World Cup 2014

Goals galore as Muller eclipses Ronaldo, Nigeria-Iran in first goalless draw

5 things we learned from Day 5 in Brazil...

Teachers in Ghana worry about education key targets
16/05/2014 - International report

Teachers in Ghana worry about education key targets

In Ghana, the United Nations set Ghana the Millennium Development Goal of providing access to primary education for all children back in 2000.
"Tsiatsia  - searching for connection", an installation by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui, on the façade of the Royal Academy of Arts in Britain (2013)
10/05/2014 - Report: Culture

African contemporary artists make their mark

African art is most often symbolized by traditional masks and sculptures. But that is beginning to change as artists in Africa and the Diaspora make their mark on the contemporary art scene.