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UN relocates staff amid #Libya violence

Heavy fighting between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport in Tripoli has left at least seven people dead and halted all flights.

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CAR's Seleka rebels reinstate leader

The Central African Republic's former president has been reinstated as head of one of the rebel groups in the country, according to a spokesperson.

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Fighting erupts near #Libya 's main airport

Fierce fighting has erupted near the Libyan capital's internatonal airport, as the armed group that controls it came under attack, airport officials said.

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US warns of 'widespread conflict' in #Libya

The United States has warned that the conflict in Libya could become "widespread," urging that a new parliament be quickly seated after contested elections.

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Aid group sounds South Sudan cholera warning

An outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of South Sudan, worsening the country's humanitarian crisis amid ongoing violence, according to the aid group Save the Children.

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#Ebola claims more victims in West Africa

Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6 and 8, the World Health Organisation has said.

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West Africa states adopt new #Ebola strategy

West African countries and international health organisations adopted a fresh strategy to fight the world's deadliest Ebola epidemic, which has killed hundreds of people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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S Africa delays 'Prime Evil' parole decision

South Africa has delayed making a politically sensitive parole decision for apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed "Prime Evil" for torturing and murdering black activists in the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Nigeria's Jonathan picks allies as ministers

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan appointed four close allies as ministers on Wednesday, with sources saying two of them would shore up his power base in the largely Muslim north where opposition to him is strongest.

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South Sudan president asks to revive talks

South Sudan's president has called on rebels to resume peace talks as the country marked its third birthday with celebrations overshadowed by fighting that has killed thousands and brought it to the verge of famine.

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