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Liberia finds Ebola case unrelated to Guinea

Liberia is dealing with its first suspected Ebola case, which is thought to be unconnected to the epidemic raging in Guinea and to have originated separately within its borders.

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Chad to withdraw troops from CAR mission

Chad has said it will withdraw its troops from an African Union peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic, a setback to attempts to build a large international force to stem religious conflict in the impoverished country.

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Ugandan MPs demand massive pay rise

Members of Uganda's parliament have caused a storm after it emerged they had demanded a massive increase in their salaries, already 60 times higher than most state employees.

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Guinea miners in lockdown after Ebola deaths

Foreign mining firms have locked down operations in Guinea and pulled out some international staff, executives said, as the death toll from suspected cases of Ebola there hit 83.

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UN: Millions at risk of hunger in South Sudan

Desperate South Sudan villagers, fleeing fighting across the country, are eating grass and roots to survive as humanitarian organisations start costly air drops of food to northern parts of the country.

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Deaths in suicide attacks in north Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed 15 civilians in an attack on a state oil company facility in northern Nigeria, when soldiers at a checkpoint opened fire on their explosive-packed vehicles, the military said.

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Libya rebels 'agree to end oil port blockade'

The leader of a rebel group in eastern Libya has agreed to end its seizure of several oil-exporting ports within days, raising hopes of ending an eight-month stalemate with the government in Tripoli, according to reports.

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South Africa's Zuma to skip EU-Africa summit

South African President Jacob Zuma will miss a controversy-tinged EU-Africa summit in Brussels this week, the country's foreign ministry said.

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Ethiopian sues UK for 'aiding' rights abuse

An Ethiopian man is suing Britain's government alleging its aid money has funded human rights abuses.

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Kenyan Muslim cleric shot dead

A prominent Muslim Kenyan cleric, accused by the United States and UN Security Council of supporting the Somali rebel group al-Shabab, has been killed on the Kenyan coast, a police officer at the scene and a witness said.

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