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#Rwanda tests suspected #Ebola case

Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and is waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease, the health ministry says.

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Fierce clashes shatter CAR calm

Rival vigilante militias in the Central African Republic have clashed with heavy weapons overnight in the capital Bangui, residents say.

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Al-Shabab attack AU base in #Somalia

Fighting between al-Shabab and government and African Union (AU) troops in the central Hiran region has left 18 people dead on both sides, the Somalian armed group has said.

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#Guinea closes borders over #Ebola outbreak

Guinea has announced the closure of its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola, the virus that has killed nearly 1,000 people in the three West African countries this year.

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Sewage swamps S Sudan refugees in UN camp

South Sudan refugees residing in a UN camp are living in knee-deep, sewage-contaminated floodwater, forcing some families to sleep standing up so they can hold their children out of the water, an international aid group has said.

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#Ebola declared an 'international emergency'

World Health OrganisationThe World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

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Obama: Too early to send #Ebola drug to Africa

US President Barack Obama said it is "premature" to send an experimental medicine for the treatment of Ebola to West Africa, as Liberia declared a state of emergency amid an outbreak that shows no signs of slowing.

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UN warns South Sudan nearing 'catastrophe'

A top UN official has told the Security Council that a fresh wave of violence in South Sudan is dragging the world's youngest country closer to a "humanitarian catastrophe" as the global body bolsters its military presence there.

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US to sell attack helicopters to #Tunisia

The US is planning to sell Tunisia a dozen advanced attack helicopters as it seeks to help the North African country confront a mounting threat from armed groups.

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Sudanese nationals 'killed in #Libya violence'

Eighteen Sudanese have been killed by a rocket strike in the Libyan capital, but Sudan's government says the situation does not yet warrant an evacuation of its nationals, according to state media reports.

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