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Ebola toll rises to over 6 900: WHO

More than 6 900 people have died from the Ebola virus, almost all in west Africa, the World Health Organisation says.

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Suspected gays to go on trial for ’debauchery’

Twenty-sex men suspected of having organised or taken part in homosexual orgies in Egypt are to go on trial for "debauchery".

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Five Cameroonian soldiers killed in blast

Five Cameroonian soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit explosives placed on a road by suspected members of the Boko Haram.

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Gallery: Kenyan girls sold into marriage
December 11 2014 at 15:24

This is the heartbreaking moment young girls in Kenya are sold into arranged marriages for a dowry of livestock.

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Votes counted in Maritius poll
December 11 2014 at 18:47

Election officials on the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius have counted votes from the parliamentary polls.

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Islamist wanted by US killed in Mali
December 11 2014 at 18:22

French forces in northern Mali have reportedly killed Ahmed al Tilemsi who was wanted by the United States.

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Niger needs help to tackle refugees
December 11 2014 at 15:28

Niger needs more international assistance to help it confront a looming food crisis compounded by an influx of Boko Haram refugees.

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Obasanjo in the dock over book
December 11 2014 at 12:40

A Nigerian judge has threatened to punish Olusegun Obasanjo for flouting a court order not to publish his latest memoirs.

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Mnangagwa’s aide treated in ICU
December 11 2014 at 12:16

The secretary who entered Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “poisoned” office is being treated in Harare.

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Nigeria’s PDP chooses Jonathan
December 11 2014 at 12:15

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been nominated as the ruling party's leader for the February 2015 elections.

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Seven women killed in Somalia
December 11 2014 at 12:15

Al-Shabaab fighters beheaded a soldier’s wife in Somalia, prompting revenge executions of women close to the Islamists.

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