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Four found guilty of shooting Rwandan general

Four of the six suspects accused of trying to kill a former general from the Rwandan army have been found guilty of attempted murder by a South African court while two others were acquitted.

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#Libya government resigns to allow new cabinet

Libya's prime minister and his cabinet have resigned to make way for a new government based on parliamentary elections held in June, a government statement said.

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#WHO says #Ebola cases could exceed 20,000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors know about now.

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#Libya ambassador warns of looming civil war

Libya's ambassador to the United Nations has warned of "full-blown civil war" if the chaos and division in the North African country continue.

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#Niger politician flees baby-trafficking probe

The president of Niger's National Assembly has fled the country after his immunity was lifted in a baby trafficking scandal that has shaken the country's political class.

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UN moves to slap sanctions on #Libya militias

Libya militiasThe UN Security Council has moved to impose sanctions on militias and their political supporters who are fuelling Libya's escalating war.

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WHO shuts down Sierra Leone #Ebola laboratory

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has shut down a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

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Boko Haram seizes town after soldiers 'flee'

Boko Haram has seized control of a Nigerian town after hundreds of soldiers stationed there reportedly fled across the border to Cameroon, a police source said.

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US to give #Tunisia $60m in military aid

The US is to give Tunisia $60m of military aid to help it fight armed groups who threaten to destabilise the country's democracy, a senior US official has said.

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#Ebola has 'upper hand' in outbreak

The Ebola virus may have the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa but experts can stop its spread, a top US health official said as he visited the hardest-hit countries.

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