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Sewage swamps S Sudan refugees in UN camp

South Sudan refugees residing in a UN camp are living in knee-deep, sewage-contaminated floodwater, forcing some families to sleep standing up so they can hold their children out of the water, an international aid group has said.

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#Ebola declared an 'international emergency'

World Health OrganisationThe World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

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Obama: Too early to send #Ebola drug to Africa

US President Barack Obama said it is "premature" to send an experimental medicine for the treatment of Ebola to West Africa, as Liberia declared a state of emergency amid an outbreak that shows no signs of slowing.

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UN warns South Sudan nearing 'catastrophe'

A top UN official has told the Security Council that a fresh wave of violence in South Sudan is dragging the world's youngest country closer to a "humanitarian catastrophe" as the global body bolsters its military presence there.

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US to sell attack helicopters to #Tunisia

The US is planning to sell Tunisia a dozen advanced attack helicopters as it seeks to help the North African country confront a mounting threat from armed groups.

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Sudanese nationals 'killed in #Libya violence'

Eighteen Sudanese have been killed by a rocket strike in the Libyan capital, but Sudan's government says the situation does not yet warrant an evacuation of its nationals, according to state media reports.

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Experts: Give new US #Ebola drug to Africans

Three of the world's leading Ebola specialists have called for experimental drugs and vaccines to be offered to people in West Africa, where a vast outbreak of the deadly disease is raging in three countries.

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DR Congo arrests opposition leader

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrested a senior opposition legislator, a day after he took part in a rally that was held to oppose extension of presidential terms limits, his party said.

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New #Nigeria videos 'show military abuses'

Graphic new video footage from northeastern Nigeria shows the country's military carrying out abuses against civilians as part of their fight against the armed group Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International has said.

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S Sudan peace talks resume as famine looms

South Sudan government negotiators and rebel representatives have met for a fifth round of peace talks since fighting broke out in the world's newest country in December.

Read more: S Sudan peace talks resume as famine looms

   

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