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#Libya Dawn militia rejects UN talks

Militias in control of the Libyan capital have rejected the United Nations' call for a ceasefire, insisting instead that their rivals be disarmed.

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Corruption trial of S Africa leader deferred

A South African court has suspended the corruption trial of former African National Congress youth leader, Julius Malema, pushing back the high-profile case for nearly a year.

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UN raises alert over neglected #Ebola orphans

Ebola orphansThe number of orphans who have lost at least one parent to an Ebola virus is expected to double in West Africa, the UN children's fund has said, intensifying a childcare problem as extended family members shun offsprings of Ebola victims.

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Libyan political factions due to open talks

Opposing political factions in Libya are due to meet for UN-brokered talks to heal a rift that has left the country with rival parliaments.

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#Liberia health chief quarantined over #Ebola

Liberia's chief medical officer has put herself and her staff in isolation after her aide died of Ebola, officials have said.

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#Guinea residents 'refusing' #Ebola treatment

Residents of the Guinean capital Conakry, hit hard by Ebola, say they are afraid to seek treatment at hospitals for fear of being poisoned by doctors, as the death toll across West Africa passed the 3,000 mark.

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Many killed in Guinea-Bissau landmine blast

At least 20 people have been killed after a minibus struck a landmine in Guinea-Bissau, a doctor who treated several victims said.

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South African college in 'blackface' scandal

A South African university is investigating white students accused of racism for painting themselves in dark paint and dressing up as Venus and Serena Williams at a costume party.

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#Cuba sends 300 more doctors to fight #Ebola

Cuba says it will send nearly 300 more doctors and nurses to West Africa to help fight the Ebola epidemic.The Cubans will work in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, Regla Angulo, head of the Cuban medical relief agency, said in a statement on Friday.

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Obama: World needs to do more to tackle #Ebola

US President Barack Obama has said the global community has not done enough to respond to the crisis posed by the Ebola outbreak that is currently spiralling out of control in West Africa.

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