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Sierra Leone has the highest number of Ebola cases, at 525

Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicentre

Monday 28 July 2014 16:23

Sierra Leone's president visited the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak on Monday as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicentre

Monday 28 July 2014 16:23

Sierra Leone's president visited the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak on Monday as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

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Kenya seeks 60 bln shilling loan to raise power connections

Monday 28 July 2014 11:20

Kenya will borrow 60 billion shilling ($684.54 million) from the African Development Bank (AfDB), to help more than double electricity connections to 70% of the population in five years.

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Liberia restricts gatherings to curb Ebola spreading

Monday 28 July 2014 05:33

The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of the West African nation's border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Runaway Sierra Leone Ebola patient dies in ambulance

Sunday 27 July 2014 17:00

A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment centre died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

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Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon's vice Prime Minister

Sunday 27 July 2014 15:42

The wife of Cameroon's vice Prime Minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday

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US evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence'

Sunday 27 July 2014 06:52

The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias.

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$70 000 alleged thief's bail plea set for Tuesday

Saturday 26 July 2014 14:59

The bail application of a 28-year-old Mozambican national arrested for allegedly stealing 70 000 US dollars from his boss in Umhlanga, is expected to be heard in the Verulam Magistrate's Court.

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Kenyan police kill two men suspected of planning ferry attack

Saturday 26 July 2014 08:27

Kenyan police said on Friday they shot and killed two armed men suspected of planning an attack on a ferry in the port city of Mombasa.

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Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash

Friday 25 July 2014 20:16

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 118 people on board.

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Ebola victim on the run in Sierra Leone

Friday 25 July 2014 15:54

Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola.

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