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Ethiopia groups to stage anti-gay protest

Two groups in Ethiopia said they will hold an anti-gay demonstration later this month, a move that puts Ethiopia in line to become the next African country to increase the public demonisation of gays.

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Libya to resume oil exports from Hariga port

Libya's crude export terminal recovered from rebel hands has been reopened for renewed exports, the National Oil Co (NOC) has said.

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UN: 3,600 raped in DRC in four-year period

The United Nations has said more than 3,600 women, children and men were subjected to rape and other sexual violence in Congo over a four-year period by the country's defense and security forces or armed rebels.

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UN accused of 'shameful attitude' in S Sudan

A leading international aid agency has issued a stinging attack on the United Nations mission in South Sudan, accusing it of a "shameful attitude" and leaving thousands of displaced people living in squalor.

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First EU troops arrive in Central Africa

The first EU troops have arrived in Bangui, capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, a spokesman for the French army told AFP news agency.

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UN approves peacekeepers for CAR

France paves way for 11,800-strong force to be created in war-torn country.The UN Security Council has unanimously approved the creation of a UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic to try to stop violence between Christians and Muslims that has threatened to spiral into genocide.

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Sudan expels UN agency chief

Sudan has expelled the head of a United Nations agency in the country, accusing her of interfering in domestic affairs, the foreign ministry said.

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WHO: Ebola outbreak among 'most challenging'

West Africa's Ebola outbreak is among the "most challenging" ever to strike since the disease emerged four decades ago, the WHO said, as the suspected death toll from the virus hit 111.

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Guinea Ebola patients discharged

Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) has said it has discharged a number of people in the West African nation of Guinea who have been receiving treatment for the Ebola virus, which has recently killed at least 95 people.

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Al-Qaeda-linked fighter found dead in Libya

An al-Qaeda-linked fighter thought to have been behind a recent wave of kidnappings and killings in Libya has been found dead, security sources say.

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