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#Madagascar ex-leader 'will not be deported'

Madagascar has announced that the southeastern African country's former President Marc Ravalomanana will not be deported and will instead be asked to take part in the national reconciliation efforts.

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Mass jail break as DR Congo violence worsens

Armed men have raided a jail in the town of Butembo in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, releasing all 370 prisoners, military sources said.

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Castro offers to co-operate with US on #Ebola

Ebola in Sierra LeoneFidel Castro, the 88-year-old former Cuban leader, has said his country is ready to work with the US in the battle against Ebola, saying that such co-operation would be in the interest of "the peace of the world".

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#WHO promises to review #Ebola response

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has promised to undertake and publish a full review of its handling of the Ebola crisis after a leaked document appeared to show the UN agency had failed to do enough to contain the epidemic.

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#WHO faulted for #Ebola response failures

The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report has revealed, as US President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's response to the epidemic.

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South African wins anti-corruption award

Anti-corruption body Transparency International has named South African lawyer, Thuli Madonsela, winner of its integrity award for 2014, citing her investigations into graft allegations at every level - all the way up the president.

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Suicide attack hits #Benghazi checkpoint

Four people have been killed in a suicide attack in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, after a suicide bomber blew up his car at a checkpoint manned by armed youths, fighting alongside government forces against Islamist groups, witnesses said.

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#Nigeria students 'to be released by Tuesday'

Abubakar ShekauNigeria aims to secure the release of 200 women and girls abducted by the armed group Boko Haram by Tuesday, a man described as a "senior source at the presidency" has been quoted as saying.

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Children 'hacked to death' in DR Congo town

DR CongoAt least 22 people, most of them women and children, have been hacked and clubbed to death in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after a similar massacre took place, a government official said.

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#Benghazi clashes rage for third day

Benghazi clashesAt least 16 people have been killed on a third day of clashes in Benghazi, as Islamists and pro-government forces battled for control of the Libyan city.

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