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Cholera outbreak kills dozens in #Niger

Niger has seen more than 1,300 cases of cholera since the beginning of the year, with 51 people dying of the disease, the United Nations has said.

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Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius sentence

South Africa's state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.

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Tunisia's Ennahda says secular rivals ahead

Tunisia's EnnahdaTunisia's leading Islamist party, Ennahda, has accepted defeat in general elections on the basis of preliminary results, and congratulated its secular rival Nidaa Tounes on winning most parliamentary seats.

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#Tunisia counts votes after historic poll

Tunisia votesTunisia has voted in historic elections to choose its first parliament since the overthrow of long-time ruler in 2011 that sparked the 'Arab Spring' protests.

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#Botswana ruling party wins national elections

Botswana's ruling party has won majority seats in the country's parliament, putting President Ian Khama at the helm for a second five-year term.

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#WHO: #Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has risen to 4,922 out of 10,141 recorded infections, with three West African countries accounting for most of the cases through October 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

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High turnout in #Tunisia vote defies forecasts

Tunisia voteTunisians have flocked to polling stations since early hours of the day to choose a new parliament in elections seen as a test of democratic transition in the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring.

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Malian president urges calm after #Ebola death

EbolaMali's president has said he remained calm after revelations that a two-year-old girl infected with Ebola travelled on public transport while contagious, stating that her journey and potential contacts had already been traced.

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#Mali #Ebola patient travelled while contagious

Mali's first Ebola victim, a two-year-old girl, has died of the disease amid an alert she travelled across the country by bus while contagious.

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Tunisian security forces in deadly home raid

Five women and a man have been killed after Tunisian security forces stormed a house near Tunis after a day-long standoff, the interior ministry has said.

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