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Ebola vaccine shows 100 percent protection, study shows

WHO says experimental vaccine was tested on nearly 6,000 patients in Guinea who became virus-free within 10 days.

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Libyan plane hijack ends peacefully in Malta

Aircraft with 118 people on board was hijacked by men claiming to have hand grenades who threatened to blow it up.

Libyan aircraft

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DRC: Church calls for peace after deadly clashes

Church appeals for resolution as tensions rise over President Kabila's refusal to step down from power.

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Release of 10,000 detainees announced

About 12,500 people have been detained since state of emergency was declared in October in Oromia and Amhara regions.

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More than two dozen people killed in DRC protests

Fears grow after Human Rights Watch reports at least 26 people killed in demonstrations as Joseph Kabila refuses to go.

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Defiant Gambian president refuses to step aside

Yahya Jammeh reiterates he won't hand over power to president-elect Adama Barrow despite growing international pressure.

Yahya Jammeh

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Gunfire in DRC's capital as tension grows over Kabila

Group describes perpetrator of Monday's deadly assault in German capital as "soldier of the Islamic State" in statement.

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Rebels kill South African peacekeeper and policeman

Clashes between security forces and rebel fighters come amid rising tension as President Kabila's mandate runs out.

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Jammeh must step down, say west African leaders

Regional bloc ECOWAS told to ensure The Gambia's president does not stay past his mandate deadline.

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Tension rises as talks on Joseph Kabila exit break off

Ruling coalition and opposition fail to strike a deal as president seeks to stay in power, stoking fears of bloodshed.

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