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Algeria's PM pledges to act on police demands

Algeria's prime minister has said the government will meet this weekend to address the outstanding demands of hundreds of policemen who staged a three-day sit-in outside the president's office in Algiers demanding better working conditions.

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Libya's Benghazi sees battles for control

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a former Libyan general, have relaunched a bid to reclaim Libya’s second city Benghazi from Islamist fighters, amid reports of assistance from Egypt and support from Libya’s recognised government.

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Fraud charges beset #Mozambique polls

Mozambique opposition parties have claimed to have unearthed incidents of attempted ballot stuffing as the southern African country voted in closely-fought elections.

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Hundreds of police hold protest in Algiers

Hundreds of Algerian policemen set to be deployed to a riot-torn southern city have staged a protest march through the capital.

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Rival militias fight for Libya's Benghazi

Khalifa HaftarRenewed fighting has broken out in Benghazi, a day after the retired general Khalifa Haftar vowed to "liberate" the city from what he called terrorists.

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#WHO finds 70 percent #Ebola mortality rate

Ebola outbreakThe Ebola outbreak in West Africa kills seven out of 10 victims and new cases could hit 10,000 a week within two months if it is not brought under control, the World Health Organisation has said.

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Strike over #Ebola pay hits #Liberia hospitals

Hospitals and health care facilities have been affected in Liberia as some nurses and medical professionals staged a walkout demanding better pay and safer working conditions in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

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Deadly car bomb explodes near #Mogadishu cafe

At least six people have been killed by a car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a police officer has said.

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Libyan militias engage in deadly clashes

At least 21 people have been killed and more than 60 injured in fresh clashes over the weekend between rival militias in Libya, pushing the North African country deeper into instability.

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#Liberia nurses threaten strike over #Ebola pay

Medical workers in LiberiaNurses and medical workers in Liberia are threatening to go on strike over a pay dispute, a move that could deliver a serious blow to the fight against Ebola which has killed hundreds in the west African country.

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