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Ebola-hit states say world response is slow

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Leaders of West African nations plagued by Ebola said the deadly virus is outpacing the world's response to it, jeapordising the future of "perhaps Africa."

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#Mali rebel attack kills UN peacekeeper

At least one United Nations peacekeeper has been killed when a joint French-UN military camp in the northern Malian town of Kidal was hit by rocket fire, the UN mission said.

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Kenyatta in The Netherlands to face charges

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in The Netherlands ahead of his appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.

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African Union forces take al-Shabab-held town

Somali soldiersSomali troops backed by African Union (AU) forces have retaken the al-Shabab stronghold of Barawe, key to the financing of the armed group.

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Kenyatta to step down during #ICC hearing

Kenyan President Uhuru KenyattaKenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Monday that he would temporarily step down as president while attending a hearing at the International Criminal Court this week.

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African forces close in on Shabab-held town

Somali troops backed by African Union forces have launched an assault to retake the al-Shabab stronghold of Barawe, key to the financing of al-Shabab fighters.

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British captive in #Libya released

A British school teacher held hostage for nearly five months in Libya has been released, reportedly after a ransom was paid to his captors.

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#Niger peacekeepers to remain in #Mali

Niger says it will not be intimidated into leaving Mali a day after nine of its peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in the neighbouring country.

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UN chief 'outraged' by deadly #Mali ambush

Strong condemnation has greeted the killing of nine UN peacekeepers from Niger by assailants on motorbikes in northeastern Mali.

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Trains 'transported' HIV across the world

A new scientific research in the genetic history of HIV has revealed that the pandemic behind the deaths of 36 million people had most likely originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1920s.

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