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Deadly attack in #Guinea on #Ebola team

Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman has said.

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#WHO: 700 new #Ebola cases emerge in one week

More than 700 more Ebola cases have emerged in West Africa in the past week week, a statistic that showed the outbreak was rapidly accelerating, the World Health Organisation has said.

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Libyan parliament rejects new cabinet

Libya's Tobruk-based parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Abdullah al-Thinni, according to Faraj Hashim, parliamentary spokesman.

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#Zimbabwe lawyers decry detainee abuse

Zimbabwean lawyers have condemned purported assaults and death of suspects in police custody, denouncing conditions in holding cells they deemed unfit for human habitation.

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#Liberia says world needs to do more on #Ebola

Liberia's president has called on the world to do more to end a spiralling Ebola outbreak that has crippled her country. 

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S Africans killed in #Nigeria church collapse

Sixty-seven South Africans have been killed and scores injured in the collapse of a building in the compound of a Lagos Pentecostal church last week, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said.

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Deaths as gunmen storm college in #Nigeria

Nigerian state of KanoAt least 15 people were killed and 30 others injured when gunmen attacked a college in the northeastern Nigerian state of Kano, a police official has said.

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South Sudan to limit foreign workers

South Sudan will from next month require companies and non-government organisations (NGOs) to employ South Sudanese citizens unless they are unable to find locals with the necessary skills.

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UN peacekeepers take over CAR mission

The United Nations has formally taken over a regional African peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, nine months after sectarian violence erupted which left at least 5,000 people dead and forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee to neighbouring countries.

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New air strikes reported in #Libya

Fighter jets from an unknown country have carried out at least four air attacks near the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to media reports.

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