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2012-02-24 17:58:52 BBC Africa Debate Explores the Pros and Cons of Land Acquisitions By Foreign Companies [Concord] BBC World Service's new monthly programme, BBC Africa Debate, will bring to the fore the issue of land acquisitions in Africa. Broadcast on Friday 24 February from Freetown, Sierra Leone, the debate is presented by BBC Africa's Alex Jakana, and Justin Rowlatt, correspondent for BBC's TV current-affairs programme, Newsnight.

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Tuesday, 07-29-14, 7:42Govt Allays Fear of Ebola Outbreak[Guardian]Lagos and Abuja -The Federal Ministry of Health and the Lagos State Government Monday allayed fear of Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the country.
Tuesday, 07-29-14, 7:34Metalworkers' Strike Over[SAPA]Johannesburg -The strike in the metals and engineering sector ended on Monday, after both the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and Solidarity accepted a wage offer.
Tuesday, 07-29-14, 7:28Rwandan Athletes Improve Personal Record At Glasgow Games[New Times]RWANDAN ATHLETES Cyriaque Ndayikengurukiye and Pontien Ntawuyirushintege could not make medal brackets but managed to improve their personal best time on their debut in the 5000m final of the Commonwealth Games held on Sunday at Hampden Track.
Tuesday, 07-29-14, 6:15Lubinda Gets PF Shadow Challenger for Kabwata 2016[Zambia Reports]Kabwata Member of Parliament Given Lubinda may have a bigger problem on his hands following reports that his adversaries in the Patriotic Front are fanning possible challengers to unseat him in party primaries ahead of the 2016 general elections.
Tuesday, 07-29-14, 6:08Okagbare Storms to Gold, Sets Games Record[This Day]Africa's fastest female sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, last night stormed to the 100m gold and a new Commonwealth Games record. The gold medal is the third to be won by Team Nigeria at the ongoing edition of the Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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