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Tripoli airport 'seized by Islamist militia'

Fighters of the Libyan Central Shield say they have captured Tripoli's battered international airport after ten days of clashes with nationalist armed groups.

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#Botswana to pay for all inmates' HIV drugs

Botswana's High Court has ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense.

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Unidentified jets attack targets in Tripoli

Misrata Unidentified war planes have attacked targets in the Libyan capital hours after fighters from the city of Misrata said they had seized the main airport from a rival fighter brigade.

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Scores feared lost after boat sinks off #Libya

Libyan authorities have recovered at least 20 bodies off the coast of the capital, Tripoli, after a boat carrying up to 200 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa went missing at sea.

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Deadly air strikes target fighters in Tripoli

Two air strikes by unidentified planes have targeted positions of government-aligned fighters in Libya's capital, Tripoli, residents and a militia spokesman said.

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#WHO warns of W Africa's #Ebola 'shadow zones'

Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organisation has said.

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African nations tighten #Ebola travel bans

African countries have tightened travel curbs in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, ignoring World Health Organisation (WHO) warnings that such measures could heighten shortages of food and basic supplies in affected areas.

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Boko Haram seizes another Nigerian town

Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into the armed group's hands in the crisis-hit region, witnesses and a local official have said.

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#Liberia overwhelmed by number of #Ebola dead

The crematorium in Liberia's capital Monrovia is being overwhelmed by the number of dead Ebola victims being brought in, the Red Cross has said.

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Ex-head of Nigeria's anti-graft body defects

Nigeria's former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu has defected to the ruling People's Democratic Party to contest a state election.

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