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S Africa sacks police over migrant death

Eight South African policemen have been sacked over the death of a Mozambican migrant who was brutalised in police custody last year.

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UN mission admits failure to stop #DRC murders

The head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said he is sorry his forces reacted too slowly to stop the murder of at least 30 civilians in the east of the country in June.

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#Ethiopia asks #Yemen to extradite activist

Ethiopia has called on Yemen to extradite the leader of an outlawed opposition group to face terrorism charges.

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Aid agencies warn of South Sudan famine

Famine will break out in war-torn South Sudan within weeks unless massive funding for food aid is provided, aid agencies have warned.

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#Al-Shabab claims Somali legislator's killing

Armed men in Somalia have killed a veteran legislator and his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the capital Mogadishu, police say.

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W Africa ministers hold emergency #Ebola talks

West African health ministers are meeting in Ghana to draw up a regional response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 500 people across the region.

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#Libya declares oil crisis over

Libya's acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said the government had reached a deal with a rebel leader controlling oil ports to hand over the last two terminals and end a blockade that crippled the OPEC nation's petroleum industry.

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#Ghana hosts crisis talks as #Ebola toll rises

Health ministers from 11 African countries are meeting in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, to plan "drastic action" against the worst Ebola outbreak in history as dozens of new cases continue to emerge.

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@WHO: #Ebola deaths in West Africa surge to 467

The World Health Organisation has said that West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 467 lives as the death toll continues to climb in all three countries reporting cases.

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#Liberia warns against hiding #Ebola patients

Liberia's president says anyone caught hiding suspected Ebola patients will be prosecuted.

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