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Human Security

China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

Ebola.China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa.

Libya's armed factions may have committed war crimes

Aftermath from an air strike in Libya.Human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday it had satellite pictures indicating that rival factions in Libya had committed war crimes by shelling densely populated residential areas in the west of the oil-producing country.

Nigeria kidnappers free German Julius Berger staff

Hostages.Nigerian gunmen have freed a German citizen working for construction firm Julius Berger less than a week after they kidnapped him and killed another German citizen in a raid on their vehicles, the company said in a statement.

U.N. peacekeepers free 67 hostages in Central African Republic

Central African Republic civilians.U.N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic freed 67 hostages who had been seized by militia groups, a spokeswoman for the U.N. mission known as MINUSCA said on Wednesday.

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