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Ebola cases rise sharply in Sierra Leone

The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government reported.

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Minister ‘optimistic’ Boko Haram will free girls

Nigeria's foreign minister said that Abuja hopes to end the conflict with Boko Haram militants soon.

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Police stand guard as Cairo campuses open

Egyptian police took up positions at tertiary institutions in Cairo as the new academic term began.

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Two women hacked to death in Tanzania
October 17 2014 at 11:25

An elderly woman and her daughter have been attacked and killed by men who accused them of witchcraft.

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Three peacekeepers killed in Darfur
October 17 2014 at 09:38

Gunmen have killed three Ethiopian peacekeepers who were guarding a water hole in Sudan’s volatile Darfur region.

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Seven killed in Mali clashes
October 17 2014 at 09:37

Seven people have been killed during clashes between rival armed Tuareg groups and their allies in northern Mali.

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Red Crescent seeks Benghazi ceasefire
October 17 2014 at 09:37

Libya’s Red Crescent pushed for a ceasefire in Benghazi to allow the evacuation of families trapped by fighting that has claimed 17 lives in two days.

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DRC expels top UN official
October 17 2014 at 09:37

The DRC hit back after a UN report accused Congolese police of carrying out executions during a crackdown on gangs.

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Sinai grenade attack leaves two dead
October 17 2014 at 09:35

Two policemen have been killed in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province, according to media reports.

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Ebola: UN trust fund falls short of goal
October 17 2014 at 09:01

The UN says $1-billion is needed to tackle Ebola in West Africa - but a key fund has only $100 000 after a month.

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Ramaphosa in Lesotho as MPs gather
October 17 2014 at 09:00

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will attend the opening of Lesotho’s Parliament this week.

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Renamo rejects Moz vote result
October 16 2014 at 21:48

Renamo spokesman Antonio Muchanga said the elections were tainted by irregularities and that “the probability of false results is very big.”

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‘Africa must stand together against Ebola’
October 16 2014 at 21:07

Africa needs to provide more manpower to fight the Ebola epidemic striking the west of the continent, African Union Commission chief says.

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