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Cameroon stops Boko Haram militants at border

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Cameroon's army has killed 27 members of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram near a northern town, in a sign of the growing cross-border threat the militants pose.

Namibia struggle child shot dead

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A young woman has been shot dead in Namibia in clashes between police and the children of fallen independence fighters.

More airlines stop flights to Ebola zone

2014-08-27 20:23

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak are being left increasingly isolated as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Liberia rights watchdog: Probe teen's death

2014-08-27 17:50

The head of Liberia's human rights watchdog has called for an investigation into the death of a teenager in clashes with soldiers in the capital of the Ebola-hit country.

Zimbabwe cops beat, detain opposition protesters

2014-08-27 15:03

Zimbabwe riot police have detained a dozen protesters and beat up others at a demonstration over high unemployment.

Mugabe a true son of Africa – diplomats

2014-08-27 12:42
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African diplomats in China have reportedly hailed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a true son of Africa, during his week-long visit to that country.

 
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Libya ministers resign over militia fighting

2014-08-27 16:02

The official Libyan news agency says six ministers have resigned after accusing the government of taking sides in escalating battles among rival militias.

3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

2014-08-27 15:03

A senior advisor to sierra Leone’s president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country’s fight against the virulent disease.

Ebola WHO employee will be flown to Hamburg

2014-08-27 11:16

An employee of the World Health Organisation who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the German city of Hamburg for treatment, a spokesperson for the city says.

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SA must address 'skewed' ownership of resources - Mugabe

2014-08-27 11:11
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SA has failed to take the lead in the industrialisation process of other African countries because the economy in that country is still under white control, President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said.

I Coast torn between crazy rumours and hard facts over Ebola

2014-08-27 09:37

Rumours that west Africa’s Ebola epidemic has reached Ivory Coast have prompted scared villagers to drink salted water as they believe that salt combats the virus.

Zambia power struggle as Sata's health 'fails'

2014-08-27 08:58

Ailing Zambian President Michael Sata has not been seen in public for more than two months, prompting a behind-the-scenes power struggle to succeed him.

Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

2014-08-27 06:17

Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Ebola.

UN backs military action against DRC rebels

2014-08-26 22:16

The UN Security Council has backed joint military action by the UN force in the Democratic Republic of Congo and government troops against former Hutu rebels.

Ebola takes its toll on traders in Sierra Leone

2014-08-27 10:36

Many local traders in Sierra Leone have been hit hard by Ebola, as their business suffer. The fear is so high that many bustling districts have become ghost town.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

2014-08-27 08:58

Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.

WHO shuts S Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

2014-08-27 07:42

The WHO says it has shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

Ebola holds upper hand

2014-08-27 05:00

US health official says Ebola has the upper hand in West Africa but experts have tools to stop it.

Libya air strikes show UAE willing to 'go it alone'

2014-08-26 21:03

UAE air strikes on Libya aim to prevent Islamists from controlling the violence-stricken country and sends a message to Washington that it is capable of protecting its own interests, experts say.

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