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Three killed in Ebola response centre attacks

Three health workers were killed and several injured in attacks on two Ebola response centres in eastern Congo, authorities and health services said. Violence...

Death sentence for Egyptian militant

An Egyptian military court sentenced top Islamist militant suspect Hisham al-Ashmawy to death after convicting him of orchestrating several high-profile attacks, the armed forces...

ISS: Rubber bullets are high risk when used at close range

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Andries Tatane died in April 2011 when the South African Police Service (SAPS) shot him at close range with rubber bullets during a protest...

UN Ebola teams evacuated

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) evacuated staff working on the Ebola epidemic from Beni in Democratic Republic of...

Moroccan rapper jailed

A Moroccan court sentenced a rap star to a year in prison and a fine of 1 000 dirhams ($103) for insulting police...

Ebola alarm in DR Congo

About 360 people are at potential risk of Ebola after contact with an infected person in eastern Congo and many are out of reach...

Trafficking victims rescued in Mali

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Authorities rescued 64 victims of human trafficking and people smuggling during an Interpol co-ordinated operation in Mali. The victims – mostly women and girls –...

Top Islamist politician in same prison as Bashir

Sudan’s most prominent Islamist politician was arrested after being summoned for questioning over former leader Omar al-Bashir’s rise to power in a 1989 coup,...

Three nation malnutrition crisis looming in the Sahel

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Violent attacks by extremists “almost every day” in the Sahel nations Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso displaced nearly a million people and caused emergency...

UN, AU sign health agreement

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In the drive towards universal health coverage, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the African Union (AU) Commission cemented a mutual commitment to global...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...