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Ebola scare forces Senegal to close borders

Health officials are racing to contain a deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea, with one neighbouring state closing its borders and two others reporting cases amid warnings of a "serious threat" to the region.

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Fear in Guinea capital as Ebola virus spreads

Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.

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UN: One million displaced by S Sudan conflict

More than one million people in South Sudan have been forced from their homes during more than three months of ongoing fighting, with conditions continuing to worsen, the UN has warned.

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CAR mourners killed in grenade attack

Eleven people have died in the Central African Republic in a grenade attack at a funeral, according to the Red Cross.

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Gaddafi's son asks Libyans for forgiveness

Libyan state TV has aired footage showing Saadi Gaddafi, one of late dictator Muammar Gaddafi's sons jailed in Libya, apologising to the nation and asking for forgiveness.

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Ebola virus reaches Guinea's capital Conakry

Four cases of infection by the deadly Ebola virus have been confirmed in Conakry, Guinea's Health Minister Remy Lamah said, marking the first confirmed spread of the disease from rural areas to West African state's capital.

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Alarm raised over violence in Sudan's Darfur

The United Nations and the African Union have sounded an alarm over worsening violence in Sudan's western Darfur region, which is forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes and hampering the distribution of aid.

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Ivory Coast youth leader appears at ICC

A former minister and youth leader accused of involvement in murder, rapes and persecution during the violence after Ivory Coast's disputed 2010 elections has declared his innocence as he appeared for the first time at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Top Kenyan MP: Homosexuality like terrorism

Homosexuality in Kenya is as bad a problem as terrorism, the ruling party's parliamentary leader said, but argued against stepping up legal sanctions on the grounds that existing laws were tough enough.

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Kenya orders all refugees back into camps

Kenya has ordered all refugees living in urban areas to return to their camps in a bid to end attacks by armed groups carried out in retaliation for Kenya's intervention in neighbouring Somalia.

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