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Nigerian military jet missing after mission

A Nigerian air force jet has been missing for two days after disappearing in the country's far northeast, where troops are fighting Boko Haram insurgents, the military has said.

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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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