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Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

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Ugandan state lawyers have sought to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

Greece to evacuate Libya embassy, foreign nationals

2014-07-31 13:20

Greece is sending a frigate and two other vessels to Libya to evacuate workers at its embassy in Tripoli as well as a few hundred Chinese and European nationals.

Grace adds to fears of Mugabe dynasty in Zim

2014-07-31 12:41

The surprise nomination of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife to head Zanu-PF's women's wing has injected new intrigue into the fight to succeed the 90-year-old strongman.

Sierra Leone declares emergency over Ebola

2014-07-31 12:05

Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus.

6 000 Libyans flee into Tunisia everyday

2014-07-31 10:38

Up to 6 000 people a day are leaving Libya and moving into neighbouring Tunisia, the Tunisian foreign minister says, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war.

China evacuates hundreds of workers from Libya

2014-07-31 08:27

China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Service says.

 
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Spain evacuates embassy staff from Libya

2014-07-31 12:05

Spain's foreign ministry says it is temporarily evacuating its ambassador and most embassy staff from Libya because of the worsening security situation in the capital.

'Ebola unlikely to trigger a world epidemic'

2014-07-31 09:01

The scientist who helped discover Ebola says the outbreak in West Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would sit next to an infected person.

World Ebola fears grow, Europe & Asia on alert

2014-07-31 07:18

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents have grown, with European and Asian countries on alert and MSF warning the "unprecedented" epidemic is out of control.

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Worker beheaded, Filipina nurse raped in Libya

2014-07-31 07:15

The Philippines has renewed calls for thousands of its nationals to leave Libya after a Filipina nurse was abducted and gang-raped, following the beheading of a Filipino construction worker.

10-year-old girl wearing explosives belt arrested

2014-07-31 05:00

Nigeria has arrested a 10-year-old girl with explosives strapped to her body in northern Katsina state.

Ebola cases at home as clinic full

2014-07-30 21:41

An isolation unit for Ebola victims in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, is overrun with cases and health workers are being forced to treat up to 20 new patients in their homes.

UK holds crisis meeting on Ebola, warns of threat

2014-07-30 20:56

British officials have held a crisis meeting and warned of a potentially serious threat if the deadly Ebola virus spreads further.

Suicide blast rocks Kano college campus

2014-07-30 18:18

A suicide bomber has targeted students at a technical college in Nigeria's second city of Kano as the campus reopened following a Muslim holiday.

No intact bodies in grim Air Algerie probe

2014-07-30 16:54

French experts have been meticulously sifting through the debris of the Air Algerie plane that disintegrated over the Mali desert, killing all 118 on board. They have yet to see a single intact body

Ebola outbreak 'a major public health emergency'

2014-07-31 05:35

Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, as authorities roll out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.

150 refugees drown

2014-07-30 22:35

At least 150 refugees are believed drowned when their boat sank off the coast of Libya.

Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly

2014-07-30 20:56

The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10 000 metres in just a few minutes after flying into a storm.

Liberia shuts schools to stop Ebola

2014-07-30 19:45

Liberia is closing all schools across the country and quarantining a number of communities in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

Nigeria opens long-awaited battle of ideas

2014-07-30 18:18

In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups like Boko Haram.

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