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#Guinea declares 45-day #Ebola health emergency

Residents' movement to be restricted in five provinces in country's west after new spike in recorded cases.

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Maiduguri voters undaunted by Boko Haram threats

Despite security threat, thousands vote in Nigeria's northeast, beset by conflict between government and insurgents.

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UN Security Council keeps #Libya arms embargo in place

Unanimously adopted resolution keeps four-year arms embargo in place but opens door to exemptions on case-by-case basis.

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Somali official says siege on Mogadishu hotel over

Official says authorities have taken control of Maka Al-Mukarramah hotel where gunmen staged attack, killing 17 people.

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Liberia's last #Ebola patient dies from virus

Woman dies in Monrovia treatment centre as the Liberian government again begins countdown to become Ebola-free.

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Voting extended as #Nigeria election marred by violence

Dozens reported killed by suspected Boko Haram fighters in the northeast as millions turn out in tight poll.

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#Nigeria military claims major gains against Boko Haram

A day before elections, opposition casts doubt on claim that the army has destroyed Boko Haram's headquarters in Gwoza.

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Sierra Leone in new shutdown to stamp out #Ebola

Six million people to be confined to their homes for three days as West African nation brings Ebola under control.

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#Nigeria candidates deliver final messages to voters

President Jonathan and his main challenger Buhari wrap up campaigns, repeating their commitment to peaceful elections.

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UN cuts DR Congo peacekeeping force by 2,000

Security Council unanimously approve a drawdown in the 20,000-strong MONUSCO force, the UN's biggest peace operation.

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