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Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

20 October 2014, 23:04

Nigeria declared Ebola-free in 'spectacular success story' doctors say fluids saved lives.

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60 migrants slip into North African enclave

20 October 2014, 20:59

The Spanish government says several hundred African migrants staged multiple attempts to scale the border fences separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.

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EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa

20 October 2014, 19:12

The European Union committed itself to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region.

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Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola

20 October 2014, 16:39

Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation.

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Boko Haram 'ceasefire' in doubt after attacks

20 October 2014, 10:13

Nigerian military and intelligence officials have raised doubts on about the validity of a ceasefire with Boko Haram, with reports of fresh attacks and fighting in the country's northeast.

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Teen held for lecturer's murder

19 October 2014, 16:19

Police have arrested an 18-year-old for the murder of a University of Free State lecturer.

Sudan could be arming S. Sudan rebels, says report

19 October 2014, 06:59

Sudan's government plans to increase military assistance to rebels in South Sudan, which could prolong the south's civil war and return the region to a wider conflict, according to a leaked document.

Ex-rebel leader pledges peace after disputed Mozambique vote

18 October 2014, 17:22

Former Mozambique rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama pledged that his Renamo movement would not return to war despite disputing this week's elections.

Australian dies from fake drugs

18 October 2014, 10:23

An Australian national who was on his way home died in his hotel after taking fake drugs.

Truck crashes into shop killing 17

18 October 2014, 09:23

A truck has crashed into a shop in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde, killing 17 students who were buying sweets, a report says.

Libya says week of violence kills nearly 100

17 October 2014, 21:57

Libyan officials say nearly 100 people have been killed in fighting across Libya between Islamist-allied militias and their rivals.

Ebola outbreak over in Senegal

17 October 2014, 19:58

The U.N. health agency officially declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Senegal, a rare bit of good news amid the public outcry and fear over the deadly disease that remains out of control.

Nigeria strikes deal with Boko Haram over abducted girls

17 October 2014, 18:25

Nigeria's government has reached a deal with Islamic militant group Boko Haram for a cease-fire and the release of around 200 girls kidnapped six months ago.

South Africa reluctant to host 2015 African Cup

17 October 2014, 16:18

South African sports ministry reluctant to step in as 2015 host of troubled African Cup.

Mugabe's wife threatens vice president in succession battle

17 October 2014, 13:19

President Robert Mugabe's increasingly powerful wife Grace has threatened Zimbabwe's vice president with expulsion from the ruling party, throwing a fierce succession battle into the open.

Pistorius sentencing: Final arguments begin

17 October 2014, 11:31

Oscar Pistorius lawyer says athlete vulnerable when he killed girlfriend, has lost everything.

Mozambique elections: ruling party ahead

17 October 2014, 11:31

Early returns in Mozambique elections show ruling party candidate leading race for presidency.

Suspected Ugandan rebels kill 26 people in DRC

17 October 2014, 08:24

Rebels have killed 26 people with machetes in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Renamo rejects poll result

17 October 2014, 07:19

Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo has rejected preliminary results of presidential and parliamentary elections showing the ruling party Frelimo heading for a landslide victory.

Ugandan Ebola survivors ask to be sent to West Africa

16 October 2014, 21:56

Survivors of an Ebola epidemic that killed more than 200 people in Uganda 14 years ago have asked to be sent to West Africa to lend psychological support to sufferers there.

Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

16 October 2014, 19:50

The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said, a setback in efforts to stop the spread of the disease.

Africa must pull together against Ebola: AU

16 October 2014, 17:30

Africa needs to provide more manpower to fight the Ebola epidemic striking the west of the continent, a top African Union official said.

26 killed in DR Congo by Ugandan rebels

16 October 2014, 14:30

Twenty-six people have been killed in an attack in a major town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, violence blamed on Ugandan rebels.

Pistorius 'can't get away with this'

16 October 2014, 11:42

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius needs to go to jail for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, a cousin of the slain model told a South African court.

China sends Ebola drug to Africa

16 October 2014, 10:08

A Chinese drug-maker with military ties has sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers.

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