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Kenya arrests hundreds after deadly blasts

Kenyan police regularly arrest scores of people after attacks in sweeping security operations [ AFP]Kenyan police have arrested more than 650 suspects a day after six people were killed in bomb attacks in the capital Nairobi, the interior minister said.

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Nairobi rocked by deadly explosions

At least six people have been killed and up to 25 injured after three bombs were thrown in a busy part of the predominantly-Somali area of Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

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MSF: Guinea Ebola outbreak 'unprecedented

An aid organisation has described the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea as an "unprecedented epidemic" with a "worrisome" geographical spread.

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Liberia confirms Ebola's arrival from Guinea

Liberia has confirmed two patients have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, which is already believed to have killed at least 70 people in neighbouring Guinea.

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Nigerian prisoners killed in Abuja jailbreak

At least 21 detainees have been killed during an attempted escape from Nigeria's secret police headquarters in Abuja, with unconfirmed reports that Boko Haram fighters were involved.

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Chadian troops shoot dead civilians in CAR

At least 24 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded after Chadian soldiers opened fire on civilians in the Central African Republic of Bangui.

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Ebola scare forces Senegal to close borders

Health officials are racing to contain a deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea, with one neighbouring state closing its borders and two others reporting cases amid warnings of a "serious threat" to the region.

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Fear in Guinea capital as Ebola virus spreads

Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.

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UN: One million displaced by S Sudan conflict

More than one million people in South Sudan have been forced from their homes during more than three months of ongoing fighting, with conditions continuing to worsen, the UN has warned.

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CAR mourners killed in grenade attack

Eleven people have died in the Central African Republic in a grenade attack at a funeral, according to the Red Cross.

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