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WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak on a 'knife's edge' as urban cases rise

Efforts under way in Democratic Republic of Congo in bid to prevent Ebola outbreak spreading across borders.

DRC Ebola outbreak

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Three Ebola patients escape quarantine in DRC, two later die: MSF

The third has been found alive and placed under observation, the medical charity says.

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UN criticises Algeria for expelling African migrants

The UN urged the Algerian authorities to stop with the expulsion of the migrants and refugees.

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Guinea: Ibrahima Fofana named new PM amid political tensions

Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, former minister and loyalist of President Conde, appointed to form new government.

Guinea

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Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Former President Robert Mugabe pulled Harare out of the association in 2003 after disputed polls.

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Burundi backs new constitution extending presidential term limits

President Pierre Nkurunziza could now run for two more terms after vote decried by opposition as foregone conclusion.

President Pierre Nkurunziza

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DR Congo launches first Ebola vaccination programme

Health staff working in the epicentre of the current outbreak are first to receive the immunisation, DRC officials say.

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Cyclone Sagar: At least 15 people killed in Somalia

Tens of thousands of people are affected by flooding as details of the destruction slowly emerge.

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Sudan summons Egypt ambassador over 'insulting' TV series

Khartoum appears to have been angered by the idea that Egyptian armed groups would find refuge in Sudan.

Sudanese President Bashir

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Saudi Arabia 'to release 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners'

Release comes after request by Ethiopian prime minister during official visit to Riyadh, Ethiopian media reports.

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