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Government troops clashed with South Sudan rebels last week.

China presses South Sudan over renewed violence

Wednesday 20 August 2014 06:02

China's foreign minister pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the oil-rich state.

China presses South Sudan over renewed violence

Wednesday 20 August 2014 06:02

China's foreign minister pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the oil-rich state.

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Liberia fights Ebola in capital, W. Africa toll tops 1,200

Tuesday 19 August 2014 19:07

Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia.

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West Africa Ebola toll passes 1 200

Tuesday 19 August 2014 11:50

Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2 240, including 1 229 deaths, the WHO said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria.

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SADC has achieved very little: Analyst

Tuesday 19 August 2014 08:45

Independent Political Economist, Moeletsi Mbeki says the Southern African Development Community is a talk shop that has achieved very little.

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SADC Summit wraps with call for Free Trade Area

Tuesday 19 August 2014 07:00

The Southern African Development Community Summit has ended in Zimbabwe with a call to speedily complete negotiations for a wider Free Trade Area in southern and eastern Africa.

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SA health experts in Sierra Leone to help contain Ebola

Tuesday 19 August 2014 05:55

A team of four South African health experts is working hard trying to set up a mobile laboratory for diagnosing Ebola in Freetown in Sierra Leone.

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SA to champion peace, security in Africa again

Monday 18 August 2014 20:28

Government says the respect and confidence that SADC accords to South Africa and its abilities to mediate in conflict situation have once again led to its election to lead the SADC Troika.

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Renegade Libyan general claims air strikes on Tripoli

Monday 18 August 2014 19:47

Renegade General Khalifa Haftar's air force was responsible for strikes on Islamist-leaning militia in Tripoli on Monday.

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Lesotho’s DC happy about SA chairmanship

Monday 18 August 2014 15:52

Lesotho's main opposition Democratic Congress (DC) says it is happy Southern African Development Community has decided to give the chair of the body's Organ for Defence and Security to South Africa.

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Unidentified war planes, explosions in Libyan capital

Monday 18 August 2014 15:40

Unidentified war planes flew over the Libyan capital Tripoli and explosions were heard early on Monday.

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