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VIDEO: Ebola victim, four months, laid to rest

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to last until the end of the year according to medical charities Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent societies. More than 670 people have died so far, and at least 1,200 cases have ...

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AUDIO: Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola

A doctor who was leading the fight against Ebola in West Africa has died shortly after becoming infected himself. Dr Sheik Umar Khan was quarantined after contracting the virus himself after treating patients in Sierra Leone. He died at the Ebola Treatment Centre in Kailahun

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Ebola: Liberia shuts all schools

30 July 2014 Last updated at 21:33 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ebola explained in 60 seconds Liberia’s government has announced that is is closing down all schools across the country to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Some ...

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France evacuates expats from Libya

30 July 2014 Last updated at 12:16 A rocket attack on a fuel storage depot near the airport in Tripoli shrouded the city in smoke on Monday The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and ...

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Cameroon army officers sacked

30 July 2014 Last updated at 12:55 Cameroon has stepped up its border security in the wake of attacks by Boko Haram Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has sacked two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram. State radio

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Six dead in Nigeria college blast

30 July 2014 Last updated at 17:19 At least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a college in northern Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, witnesses say. The female bomber blew herself up as students queued to check their names on a new admission list, they ...

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Guinea concert stampede ‘kills 34’

30 July 2014 Last updated at 14:38 Debris lay strewn across the beach in the aftermath of the stampede At least 34 people have reportedly died in a stampede in Guinea, during a concert marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The president’s office declared

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Somali ‘killed for not wearing veil’

30 July 2014 Last updated at 13:58 Al-Shabab is fighting for an Islamic state in Somalia Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say. Ruqiya Farah Yarow was killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of

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Toure confirms future is at Man City

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said he wants to stay at the club for “as long as possible”. Reports this summer suggested that the 31-year-old Ivory Coast international was unhappy at Etihad Stadium. The player’s agent, Dimitry Seluk, had claimed

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VIDEO: ‘I survived Ebola outbreak’

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to last until the end of the year according to medical charities Medecins Sans Frontieres and the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent societies. More than 670 people have died so far, and more than 1,200 cases have ...

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