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Cuban medics arrive in #Liberia to fight #Ebola

A Cuban medical team has arrived in Liberia to help tackle the spread of the Ebola virus.

Earlier, the foreign ministry said the 52-member team comprised doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, intensive care doctors, general practitioners, surgeons, pediatricians, intensive care nurses, anesthetists and licensed nurses.

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DRC ex-militia leader pleads innocence at #ICC

Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui has protested his innocence at an appeal hearing before the International Criminal Court, where he was acquitted nearly two years ago of war crimes charges.

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years

Olympic and paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

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Third UN employee dies of #Ebola

A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola, the third employee to succumb to the deadly virus, the organisation has said.

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S Sudan rivals accept responsibility for war

The president of South Sudan and his rival rebel chief have accepted mutual responsibility for a 10-month civil war that killed thousands of people, at a meeting aimed at ending months of conflict in the central African nation.

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Sudan's Bashir to seek re-election in 2015

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir - in power since a 1989 coup - will stand for re-election in April 2015 after being retained as the leader of the ruling party, an adviser has said.

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West Africa 'could lose an entire generation'

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Ebola has brought her country to "a standstill" and that West Africa is at risk of losing an entire generation to the disease.

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Toll rises as clashes continue in Libyan city

Nine people have been killed in new violence in the northeastern Libyan city of Benghazi where pro-government militias have launched an offensive against rival armed groups.According to medics, the death toll has now reached 75 in five days.

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#Nigeria officially declared #Ebola free

NigeriansThe World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Nigeria Ebola free, after a 42 day period with no new cases.

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US and European allies call for calm in #Libya

The United States and four European countries have called for an end to violence in Libya.

The governments of France, Italy, Germany, Britain and the US said in a statement that they "agree that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis" and expressed dismay that calls for a ceasefire had not been respected. 

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