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Oscar Pistorius has begun jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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Oscar Pistorius has begun jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The South African Paralympic champion was driven to Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison where...

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in...

The WHO has officially declared Nigeria free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared Nigeria free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases. Nigeria, which is Africa's most populous...

Xolile Mngeni was jailed for shooting dead Anni Dewani in 2010

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Xolile Mngeni, the man jailed for shooting dead Anni Dewani in 2010, has died in prison, South Africa's correctional services department has said. Xolile Mngeni,...

Boko Haram sparked global outrage six months ago by abducting more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria

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Nigerian army has agreed a truce with Islamist militants Boko Haram - and that the schoolgirls the group has abducted will be released. Nigeria's chief...

Oscar Pistorius offered a lump sum of $34,000 to the parents of Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her

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Oscar Pistorius offered a lump sum of $34,000 to the parents of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, a South African court has...

Oscar Pistorius' charity work has been scrutinized by the prosecution on a second day of his sentencing hearing in Pretoria court

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Oscar Pistorius' charity work has been scrutinized by the prosecution on a second day of his sentencing hearing in Pretoria court. The South African athlete's...

Oscar Pistorius faces up to 15 years in jail, although Judge Thokozile Masipa may suspend the sentence or impose a fine

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Oscar Pistorius should not go to jail over the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, his sentencing hearing has been told. A probation officer appearing for the...

Liberia’s National Health Workers Association wants an increase in the monthly risk fee paid to those treating Ebola cases

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Liberian nurses and medical assistants are on national strike, as the Ebola epidemic continues in the country. The National Health Workers Association wants an increase...

Oscar Pistorius has returned to Pretoria court for sentencing after being convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp

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Oscar Pistorius has returned to Pretoria court for sentencing after being convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorius, 27, was found guilty of...

Boko Haram has released 27 hostages including 10 Chinese workers held for months in Cameroon

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Boko Haram has released 27 hostages including 10 Chinese workers held for months in Cameroon. The hostages were flown to capital Yaounde from the country's...

The number of people killed in the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the number of people killed in the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000. The latest figures show...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed during a speech in front of the parliament that he will be appearing at the ICC in The Hague on October 8

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed during a speech in front of the parliament that he will be appearing at the International Criminal Court...

There have been 7,178 confirmed Ebola cases in total, with Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea suffering the most

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An American cameraman working in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. The 33-year-old freelancer is to be flown home to the US for treatment. The unnamed...

Thomas Eric Duncan is the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the US

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Liberia will prosecute Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the US, accusing him of lying over his contact with an...

Grace Mugabe, the wife of President Robert Mugabe, was awarded a doctorate from the University of Zimbabwe in September 2014

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Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove has called on First Lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD. The wife of President Robert Mugabe was awarded a...

Ebola is spreading across Sierra Leone at a terrifying rate, with the number of new cases being recorded doubling every few weeks

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Leading charity Save the Children has warned that a rate of five new Ebola cases an hour in Sierra Leone means healthcare demands are...

Liberian chief medical officer Bernice Dahn has put herself under Ebola quarantine for 21 days

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Liberian chief medical officer Bernice Dahn has put herself under quarantine for 21 days, after one of her assistants died from the deadly Ebola...

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000

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According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000. The latest figures indicate...

Sierra Leone has widened the Ebola quarantine to include another one million people in an attempt to curb the spread of the disease

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Sierra Leone has widened the Ebola quarantine to include another one million people in an attempt to curb the spread of the disease. President Ernest...

Herve Gourdel was abducted by Jund al-Khilafa in the north-east Kabylie region

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French tourist Herve Gourdel, who was seized by in Algeria on September 21, has been killed, according to a video released by jihadist group...

Sierra Leone’s three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been declared a success by authorities

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Sierra Leone’s three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been declared a success by authorities. They say more than a million households were...

A three-day lockdown has come into effect in Sierra Leone in a bid to stop the spread of the Ebola virus

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A three-day lockdown has come into effect in Sierra Leone in a bid to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. The aim of the...

Guinean authorities searching for a team of health workers and journalists who went missing while trying to raise awareness of Ebola have found several bodies

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Guinean authorities searching for a team of health workers and journalists who went missing while trying to raise awareness of Ebola have found several...

In July 2014, Kano suffered a spate of five attacks in four days, one of which also targeted a college and killed six people

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At least 13 people have been killed after gunmen have attacked a teacher training college in the Nigerian city of Kano, officials said. Students were...