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Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops

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Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border have fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military says.

2 die in Sierra Leone riot sparked by Ebola tests

2014-10-22 16:04

Two people have died in a riot in Sierra Leone sparked after health workers struggling to contain the Ebola epidemic tried to take a blood sample from an elderly woman, doctors say.

Somalia's Shabaab stones man to death for rape

2014-10-22 14:48

Somalia's al -Shabaab militants say they had stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region.

African rivalries weaken UN hand against rebels in DRC

2014-10-22 12:38

Hundreds of Rwandan rebels in eastern DRC are defying a six month ultimatum to disarm, ratcheting up pressure on the UN peacekeepers to eliminate, a force at the heart of two decades of conflict.

Little hope for Tunisia election in jihadist-hit city

2014-10-22 14:10

Mired in poverty, Kasserine lies at the foot of Mount Chaambi, where the army and police have been hunting down jihadists blamed for deadly attacks on security forces.

Egypt bans anti-Mubarak activist from leaving

2014-10-22 12:38

Egypt's authorities have banned a prominent activist of the 2011 uprising, Asma Mahfouz, from leaving the country while on her way to Bangkok, a Cairo airport official says.

Egypt military court sentences 7 to death

2014-10-22 06:12

An official in Egypt says a military court has sentenced seven alleged militants to death and two to life in prison for their roles in a pair of attacks that killed nine soldiers.

MSF fêtes '1000th Ebola survivor'

2014-10-21 22:46

Medical charity MSF, at the forefront of the fight against Ebola in west Africa, says it has saved the 1000th patient.

Nigeria minister 'optimistic' girls free soon

2014-10-21 20:42

Nigeria's foreign minister says Abuja hopes to end the conflict with Islamist militant group Boko Haram soon and win the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

 

Uganda 'gay' trial dimissed for lack of evidence

2014-10-22 16:04

A Ugandan judge has dismissed the case of two men accused of having homosexual sex, the first since tough laws were repealed, their lawyer says.

Gaddafi family back in Libyan politics - reports

2014-10-22 12:38

A member of Libya’s slain leader Muammar Gaddafi’s family has reportedly emerged to take part in restoring stability in the country.

Libyan premier wants logistical support

2014-10-22 14:10

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says his government is seeking logistical aid to overcome militia that have taken control of key cities, including Tripoli.

Ramaphosa back in Lesotho to facilitate political normalcy

2014-10-22 07:27

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to travel to Maseru, Lesotho to facilitate the country’s return to political normalcy, his office says.

DRC rape doc wins EU Sakharov human rights prize

2014-10-22 09:29

Gynaecologist Denis Mukwege has won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the DRC.

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa in January

2014-10-22 09:29

Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for “real-world” testing in West Africa as soon as January, as they are deemed safe, WHO says.

Libya's army liberates ghost town

2014-10-21 22:46

Sitting in one of the last buildings still intact after months of fighting near Benghazi's airport, Libyan army special forces commander Wanis Bukhamada presides over a world of destruction.

Burkina Faso referendum on terms limits

2014-10-21 20:42

Burkina Faso's government will submit a bill for parliament to call a referendum on the revision of constitutional term limits.

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