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Algeria's al-Qaeda defectors join IS group

'Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria' A new armed group calling itself the 'Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria' has split from al-Qaeda's North African branch and sworn loyalty to the group calling itself the Islamic State (IS), fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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#Ebola hospital workers walk out over pay

Local workers have gone on strike in an overcrowded Ebola ward at a major district hospital in Sierra Leone's disease-stricken east over claims the government is failing to pay them.

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#Uganda foils 'terrorist' attack

Ugandan troopsUgandan security forces have claimed to have foiled an imminent al-Shabab 'terror' attack inside the capital Kampala, as the US has warned its citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operations.

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Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide and negligently handling a gun in a restaurant, but acquitted him on two other firearm charges.

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New clinic key to Sierra Leone's #Ebola fight

Health workersThe second Ebola treatment centre to be built from scratch in Sierra Leone is set to admit its first wave of patients this weekend.

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South Africa court clears Pistorius of murder

Oscar PistoriusSouth African sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of murder over the killing of his model girlfriend, but a final verdict on culpable homicide, which is an equivalent to manslaughter, remains to be issued.

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#Ebola 'devouring everything in its path'

The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history has risen to almost 2,300 and is accelerating, as a government minister in the worst affected country warned the disease was "devouring everything in its path".

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#Nigeria ex-president's son shot by Boko Haram

Boko Haram fighters have shot and injured the soldier son of Nigerian ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo during clashes, an associate of the former head of state has said.

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#WHO: Liberia to see huge #Ebola surge

The World Health Organisation has warned that Liberia is set to see a huge spike in infections from the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, with thousands of new cases imminent.

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AU urges end to #Ebola travel bans in W Africa

African Union chiefs have called for travel bans imposed to stem the deadly Ebola epidemic to be lifted, even as the
World Health Organisation warned of thousands more infections in coming weeks.

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