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#Ebola death toll accelerates in West Africa

At least $600m is needed to fight West Africa's Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organisation has announced, as the death toll shot up by about 400 in a week to more than 1,900 people.

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Boko Haram seizes strategic Nigerian town

Boko Haram have seized a strategic town in Nigeria's far northeast, prompting denials from the military, as experts said the government risked losing control and the region was "on the brink" of takeover.

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US kills six in attack on al-Shabab leaders

At least six people were killed in a US drone attack on a convoy believed to be carrying senior al-Shabab leaders in Somalia.

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UN peacekeepers killed in #Mali mine blast

At least four peacekeepers have been killed and 15 others wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali, a spokesman for the UN has said.

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#Sudan orders Iranian diplomats to leave

Sudan has ordered Iran to close its cultural centres and given their managers 72 hours to leave the country, officials have said, as a diplomatic row threatens normally close relations.

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Fresh unrest in #Lesotho thwarts PM's return

Tom ThabaneGunfire and power cuts rekindled tensions in Lesotho's capital Maseru overnight, as the expected return to the mountain nation of the exiled prime minister appeared uncertain following an apparent coup.

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#Ebola crisis: 'world is losing the battle'

Ebola outbreakThe Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not be stopped unless wealthy nations intervene to contain the virus, the head of a leading a medical charity has said.

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Seleka expels its members from CAR government

A grouping of former Seleka rebels in Central African Republic have expelled several members of their coalition who took part in the country's new government, saying they had not not been consulted on the appointments.

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Libyan MP asked to form new government

Abdullah al-ThinniLibya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives, has asked Abdullah al-Thinni to form a new caretaker government, amid political division and ongoing violence in the country.

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Libyan militia storm US embassy in Tripoli

The United States embassy compound in the Libyan capital of Tripoli has been raided by militiamen, but no Americans were present as the embassy was evacuated more than a month ago. 

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