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Tunisia is voting in the first presidential election since the 2011 Arab Spring revolution that triggered uprisings across the region. Twenty seven candidates are in...

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Al-Shabab militants have confirmed that they have attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people. The bus was travelling to Nairobi when it was...

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According to the World Health Organization, a plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected almost 80 others. The WHO warned of the...

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At least 11 people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, police say. Four people died...

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The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended after three months, the country's health minister says. The current outbreak claimed at least...

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According to new reports, Boko Haram militants have seized the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok, the home of more than 200 schoolgirls the insurgents...

Clinical trials for an effective Ebola treatment are to start in West Africa in December

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Clinical trials for an effective Ebola treatment are to start in West Africa in December. The medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which has been...

The Ebola outbreak death toll has risen to 5,160

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The Ebola outbreak death toll has risen to 5,160, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced in a new report. The frequency of new cases...

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Health workers treating Ebola patients at a clinic in Sierra Leone have gone on strike, protesting about the government's failure to pay an agreed...

The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals will not take place in Morocco because of the country’s fears over the Ebola outbreak

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The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals will not take place in Morocco because of the country’s fears over the Ebola outbreak elsewhere on...

The explosion at a boys' school in Potiskum is believed to have been caused by a suicide bomber dressed as a student

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A suicide bombing at a school assembly in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum has killed at least 47 students, police have said. The explosion...

Nearly 5,000 people out of about 14,000 cases have been killed by Ebola, most of them in Liberia

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An emergency fund has been set up by top African business leaders to help countries hit by the Ebola outbreak. After a meeting in Addis...

Libya's Supreme Court has invalidated the elected parliament after a legal challenge by a group of politicians

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Libya's Supreme Court has invalidated the elected parliament after a legal challenge by a group of politicians. Libya's parliament was internationally recognized. The court said the...

Thousands of protesters gathered in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, demonstrating against the army

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Burkina Faso's army has said it will install a transitional government, days after it seized power as President Blaise Compaore resigned. The move came after...

Burkina Faso’s opposition parties and civic groups have called a mass rally in protest at the army takeover after the resignation of President Blaise Compaore

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Burkina Faso’s opposition parties and civic groups have called a mass rally for Sunday, November 2, in protest at the army takeover after the...

President Blaise Compaore has resigned following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year rule

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Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has resigned following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year rule. Blaise Compaore issued a statement saying the...

Burkina Faso army has announced emergency measures after a day of violent protests

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Burkina Faso army has announced emergency measures - including the formation of a transitional government - after a day of violent protests. Protesters angered by...

Angry protesters in Burkina Faso have set fire to parliament

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Burkina Faso protesters angry at plans to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule have set fire to parliament. Correspondents say the city hall...

Liberia is the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak

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Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, is seeing a decline in the spread of infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) has...

Known as King Cobra for his venomous tongue, Michael Sata was elected Zambia's president in 2011

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Zambia’s President Michael Sata has passed away at the age of 77 after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says. Michael Sata, who...

Prosecutors are going to appeal against the conviction and sentence given to Oscar Pistorius for killing Reeva Steenkamp

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Prosecutors are going to appeal against the conviction and sentence given to South African athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Last week,...

Senzo Meyiwa played for Orlando Pirates and had played in South Africa's last four Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

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Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper, has been shot dead in Johannesburg, police say. Senzo Meyiwa, 27, was reportedly attacked after men entered...

June Steenkamp rejects both Oscar Pistorius’ apology and his version of events

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In a recent interview, Reeva Steenkamp’s mother has said that it was bad luck her daughter met Oscar Pistorius as the "volatile" athlete "would...

Tunisians are voting to elect the country’s first full parliament under a new constitution passed earlier this year

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Tunisians are voting to elect the country’s first full parliament under a new constitution passed earlier this year. The election is one of the final...

More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola since March 2014

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Mali has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country. The Malian government said a two-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus....