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S Africa plunges into load shedding darkness

Four major cities in South Africa have suffered power cuts due to a huge loss in output after a coal storage silo collapsed.

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DR Congo town hit by protests over killings

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni after another eight people were killed overnight in new violence.

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#Ebola cases 'surge' in rural Sierra Leone

Ebola is spreading up to nine times faster in parts of Sierra Leone than two months ago, a report by the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) said.

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Burkina Faso army to pick 'consensus leader'

Lieutenant Colonel Isaac ZidaLieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, Burkina Faso's interim leader, has said that the military will cede power to a transition government headed by a "consensus" leader, in a bid to calm accusations that it had seized power in a coup.

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Blast hits Shia ceremony in #Nigeria 's Yobe

YobeA bomb targeting Shia pilgrims observing the holy day of Ashoura has exploded in Yobe state in northeastern Nigeria killing several people.

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UN urges civilian transfer in Burkina Faso

The United Nations has threatened to impose economic sanctions on Burkina Faso, if the army does not hand over the power to civilian rule.

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#Libya forces recapture parts of #Benghazi

Pro-government Libyan forces have recaptured areas of second city Benghazi from Islamist militiamen, following a two-week-old government-backed offensive.

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Sierra Leone and #Canada in #Ebola row

Sierra Leone has accused Canada of discrimination over its decision to suspend visa applications for residents of Ebola-hit nations.

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Protests hit Burkina Faso after army takeover

OuagadougouThe army takeover in Burkina Faso after President Blaise Compaore's resignation has prompted protests in the capital and international condemnation.

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Burkina Faso opposition rejects army takeover

Burkina Faso's opposition parties and the African Union have rejected the army's seizure of power in the West African country after the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

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