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#Guinea residents 'refusing' #Ebola treatment

Residents of the Guinean capital Conakry, hit hard by Ebola, say they are afraid to seek treatment at hospitals for fear of being poisoned by doctors, as the death toll across West Africa passed the 3,000 mark.

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Many killed in Guinea-Bissau landmine blast

At least 20 people have been killed after a minibus struck a landmine in Guinea-Bissau, a doctor who treated several victims said.

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South African college in 'blackface' scandal

A South African university is investigating white students accused of racism for painting themselves in dark paint and dressing up as Venus and Serena Williams at a costume party.

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#Cuba sends 300 more doctors to fight #Ebola

Cuba says it will send nearly 300 more doctors and nurses to West Africa to help fight the Ebola epidemic.The Cubans will work in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, Regla Angulo, head of the Cuban medical relief agency, said in a statement on Friday.

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Obama: World needs to do more to tackle #Ebola

US President Barack Obama has said the global community has not done enough to respond to the crisis posed by the Ebola outbreak that is currently spiralling out of control in West Africa.

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Nobel laureates cancel trip to South Africa

Several Nobel Peace Prize winners will skip an annual meeting in Cape Town because the Dalai Lama has not received a visa to travel to South Africa.

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#ICC to probe possible war crimes in CAR

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened a formal investigation into an "endless list" of atrocities committed in the Central African Republic, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said.

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Sierra Leone quarantines over one million

Sierra LeoneSierra Leone has ordered the indefinite quarantine "with immediate effect" of three districts and 12 tribal chiefdoms - a move that will affect more than one million people.

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#Liberia fears #Ebola crisis will spark war

A Liberian minister has warned the country may slip back to civil war along with neighbouring Sierra Leone if the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa is allowed to continue to spread.

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Somali pirates free abducted journalist

Somali pirates have freed a German-American journalist two and a half years after he was kidnapped in the semi-autonomous Puntland, officials have said.

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