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Africa

Truck crashes into shop in Cameroon killing 17

18 October 2014, 09:19

A truck has crashed into a shop in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde, killing 17 students who were buying sweets, a report says.

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'Terminator' trial date set

10 October 2014, 08:15

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed 'The Terminator', will face trial next year, the International Criminal Court says.

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Zim hospital closed to monitor suspected Ebola case

10 October 2014, 08:15

Health authorities have shut down a hospital in the Zimbabwean capital to isolate a patient who is being tested for Ebola, an official says.

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Liberia cancels nationwide election

10 October 2014, 07:07

Ebola-hit Liberia has suspended its nationwide Senate polls after the election commission admitted it would not be able to stage the ballot safely.

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Niger to stay in Mali after peacekeepers killed

05 October 2014, 14:43

Niger says it will not be intimidated into leaving Mali a day after nine of its peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in the neighbouring country.

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Troops take key port from Shabaab

05 October 2014, 15:43

Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers have recaptured the last major port held by the Shabaab.

Presidential guard sentenced to life

05 October 2014, 10:12

A military court in Rwanda has sentenced several former members of President Paul Kagame's presidential guard to prison.

Court annuls five-year-old's marriage

04 October 2014, 16:56

A court in the Sudanese capital's twin city of Omdurman has annulled the marriage of a girl wed at the age of five to a man in his 40s.

Ebola casts shadow over Eid holiday

04 October 2014, 16:56

The raging Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa cast a pall Saturday over celebrations in the region of Eid.

Mugabe wife's warehouse robbed

04 October 2014, 10:23

Zimbabwean police have arrested a suspect following an armed robbery at a warehouse owned by President Robert Mugabe's wife.

Ebola wards: Beds and staff becoming scarce

28 September 2014, 16:32

What the families idling at the gate of this Ebola centre in Monrovia lack is news of the fate of their sick loved ones inside.

Ebola: Top doctor goes under quarantine

28 September 2014, 09:59

A chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola in Liberia.

$2m bounty for new al-Shabaab leader

28 September 2014, 09:59

A 2-million-dollar bounty is in place for information leading to the capture of the new leader of the al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia.

Ebola flight restrictions lifted for 'solidarity'

27 September 2014, 16:50

Ivory Coast will lift the suspension of flights to countries stricken by the Ebola virus to show solidarity with the nations affected by the outbreak.

'Cheating' woman stoned to death

27 September 2014, 16:51

Somali al-Shabaab militants stoned a woman to death in the southern town of Barawe after a court they had set up declared her guilty of adultery.

West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3 000

27 September 2014, 11:06

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3 091 out of 6 574 probable, suspected and confirmed cases.

WHO: 1000s of Ebola vaccine doses in coming months

27 September 2014, 11:06

The World Health organisation says there should be thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines available in the coming months.

U.S. pledges 3,000 troops to fight Ebola

16 September 2014, 22:02

The United States has pledged to send 3,000 troops to West Africa, using its military muscle to battle the biggest ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola fight will cost $1 billion

16 September 2014, 20:37

Nearly $1 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said, warning that 20,000 could be infected by year end.

Red Cross to train volunteers for Ebola fight

11 September 2014, 21:02

The Red Cross said it planned to train more than 2,000 extra volunteers to step up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa.

Ebola threatening Liberia's existence: minister

09 September 2014, 22:32

The Ebola outbreak is threatening Liberia's existence, the country's defense minister told the United Nations as the world body looked at further steps to stop the deadly virus.

US to send $10 mn to aid fight against Ebola

09 September 2014, 20:31

The United States will contribute $10 million to pay for medical workers and equipment to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa, officials in Washington.

UN improves operations after staffers get Ebola

09 September 2014, 19:30

World Health Organisation staffers battling an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone now have better working conditions after one of their scientists was infected with the deadly virus.

Sierra Leone to search homes for Ebola deceased

08 September 2014, 22:37

Sierra Leone announced plans to visit every home in the country of six million to track down people with Ebola and remove dead bodies.

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