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Uganda’s anti-gay law annulled by court

Ugandan authorities had earlier insisted on defying Western powers to enforce the bill (more…)

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Ebola: American Disease Control Centre issues travel warning to three countries

The CDC described the current outbreak of Ebola as the biggest and most complex. (more…)

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Another journalist killed in Gaza bombardment

A second journalist was killed while covering the Israeli bombardment of the Shijaiyah neighborhood of…

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Ebola: Nigeria places 69 people on surveillance, quarantines 2 others

The increase in the number of people under surveillance rises after government’s statement in the past week that 59 people were under watch. The Nigerian government on Thursday said it had placed 69 people on surveillance and quarantined two others since the first case of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, was…

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Ebola: Ethiopian Airline campaigns for passengers’ safety

More than 700 deaths in some 1,323 cases have occurred in Guinea, Liberia and Serra Leone. The Ethiopian Airlines said on Thursday in Addis Ababa that it had embarked on massive campaigns to create awareness around the transmission of the Ebola virus among its customers. More than 700 deaths in…

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Cameroon fires two army chiefs over Boko Haram raids

The two dismissed officers were in charge of Cameroon’s special military force instituted to quell the rising number of Boko Haram attacks in the region. Cameroon’s President Paul Biya on Tuesday, through a decree, sacked two senior army officers in charge of securing the country’s northern town of Kolofata, following…

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Cholera kills 200 in Cameroon

More than 1,500 people have been infected with the water-borne bacteria. (more…)

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New ECOWAS brown card to be operational January 2015

The card is expected to help in claims payments by insurance companies to motorists involved during accidents. The implementation of the new Brown Card for Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS would take off on January 1, 2015, the Nigerian Insurers Association, NIA said on Tuesday. The NIA Director-General,…

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Ebola: Liberia closes borders to halt spread of virus

Three doctors have died from the disease. (more…)

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New Zealand minister offers to resign after evading airport security

Prime Minister expressed his disappointment in the Minister. New Zealand's Transport Minister, Gerry Brownlee, on Thursday, offered to resign from his post after bypassing domestic airport security checks while rushing to catch a plane back to the capital. According to a statement, Mr. Gerry and two members of his staff…

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Missing Algerian Plane “Crashed” in Niger

The plane had 116 on board An Air Algerie flight declared missing early Thursday crashed in Niger with 116 people on board, an Algerian official reportedly said. The plane was travelling from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers in Algeria. “I can confirm that it has crashed,” the unnamed official…

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Israeli troops attack Al Jazeera Bureau in Gaza

Over 607 Palestinians including women and children have been killed during the ongoing fighting between Israeli Forces and Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip. (more…)

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Journalists detained, threatened while covering MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine should stop threatening and obstructing journalists from reporting on the Malaysia Airlines plane crash, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. Since Friday,armed separatists with the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have briefly detained and threatened at least 10 foreign correspondents, according to international press reports and a Ukrainian press…

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Bushmeat consumption may pose Ebola risk, World food body warns

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain the world’s deadliest recorded outbreak of the virus. (more…)

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British cannibal nurse found guilty of trying to meet girl

On an internet profile, the accused listed his interests as "cannibalism, mainly the hunting and preparation of young but sometimes not so young women." (more…)

7 killed as gunmen hijack bus in Kenya’s coast

Five police officer were among the dead. (more…)

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EXCLUSIVE: Levick speaks, says it was hired by Nigerian government to find Chibok girls, fight terrorism

Levick is being criticised by Nigerians on micro-blogging site, twitter. (more…)

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Merkel calls for ceasefire in Ukraine post Malaysian MH17 crash

"It is, of course, important that those responsible are held to account for it.” German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Friday in Berlin said that a ceasefire in Ukraine in the face of the Malaysian MH17 tragedy has become imperative. Speaking on the airline tragedy, Ms. Merkel said, "Our thoughts are…

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Ethiopia charges nine journalists with terrorism

The nine arrested include six bloggers from an independent collective called Zone, which publishes critical news and commentary. An Ethiopian court charged nine Ethiopian journalists arrested in April with inciting violence and terrorism, according to local journalists and news reports. The nine arrested include six bloggers from an independent collective…