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Ebola: Call for boycott of Nigeria school restart

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The head of Nigeria's main teachers union has called for a boycott of next week’s re-opening of schools, saying there hasn't been enough training to protect against Ebola virus.

Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiralling out of control'

2014-09-17 07:47

President Barack Obama has issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak is unprecedented and "spiralling out of control".

Liberia must wait weeks for new Ebola centres – WHO

2014-09-17 07:47

The Ebola response in Liberia will focus on community-level care units since new bed spaces are likely to be ready for weeks or months, the WHO says.

South Sudan bans foreign aid workers

2014-09-16 23:41

Authorities in war-torn South Sudan have announced a ban on foreign workers, including staff with foreign aid agencies.

Nigeria collapse not the first - church website

2014-09-17 08:47

A building collapse at The Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria, which killed 67 South Africans, is the fourth such incident for the church, according to information on the church's website.

Mugabe backs Russia

2014-09-16 19:26
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Zimbabwean's veteran president Robert Mugabe has voiced his support for Russia describing Western sanctions against Moscow as illegal.

 
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CLEARING UP:  A rescue worker uses a chain saw as the search for survivors continues in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria. (Sunday Alamba, AP)

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US deploys 3 000 as Ebola crisis worsens

2014-09-16 21:34

The United States will send 3 000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia.

G-Bissau president sacks army chief behind coup

2014-09-16 21:34

Guinea-Bissau’s president Jose Mario Vaz has sacked army chief General Antonio Indjai, who was behind a 2012 coup and is wanted by the US for alleged drug trafficking, officials say.

Nearly $1bn needed now to stop Ebola

2014-09-16 19:27

Nearly $1bn is needed now to stop Ebola and cases could double every 3 weeks from around 5 000 now.

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Nigeria: Number of SA injured unclear

2014-09-17 07:06
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It remains unclear how many South Africans were injured in the building collapse in Nigeria that killed 67 citizens, amid reports that over 300 South Africans were staying there.

Laughing traffickers sink boat with 500

2014-09-16 17:23

Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown.

Ramaphosa to make peace in Lesotho

2014-09-16 15:43

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will act as the Southern African Development Community's facilitator in Lesotho.

Humpback whale freed in St Francis Bay

2014-09-16 13:57

A Humpback whale has been freed after getting entangled in rope and buoys in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Sinai bomb kills 6 Egypt policemen

2014-09-16 11:06

A bomb has hit an Egyptian security force convoy in the Sinai Peninsula, killing six policemen in the restive region where jihadists launch regular attacks.

Lesotho to hold early vote to end political crisis

2014-09-16 07:27

Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, an official says.

67 South Africans killed in Nigeria building collapse

2014-09-16 20:57
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Sixty-seven South Africans have died after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, collapsed, the presidency says.

Copts clash with cops

2014-09-16 17:23

Coptic Christian protesters have clashed with police in southern Egypt over an abducted housewife.

Birds' nests land Chinese man in soup

2014-09-16 15:41

A Chinese man has been arrested in Colombo while trying to smuggle out swallow’s nests with a street value of $50 000, hours before the country’s president was due to arrive.

TB Joshua building collapse: Death toll still rising

2014-09-16 12:33
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The death toll from a collapsed guesthouse at a mega-church in Nigeria’s financial capital Lagos has hit 57, rescuers say, as they hold hopes that more survivors would be found.

Sudan frees opposition party leader

2014-09-16 10:25

Sudan has released an opposition leader who was detained for three months after accusing counter-insurgency paramilitaries of abuses against civilians in the Darfur region, his party says.

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