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DRC: Fresh Ebola outbreak kills two in Equateur Province

Democratic Republic of Congo confirms Ebola outbreak less than a year after it was declared free of the disease.

2014 Ebola

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Two cases of Ebola confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo

Emergency measures implemented in Democratic Republic of Congo as 21 suspected Ebola cases reported.

Ebola cases in Bikoro,

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Rwanda landslides: At least 18 killed after heavy downpour

Mudslides hit Rwanda's Northern and Western provinces, taking death toll from flooding to more than 200 since January.

Rwanda landslides

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Nigeria: 1,000 hostages rescued from Boko Haram

Regional task force helps to secure the release of the captives, mostly women and children, army spokesman says.

Borno State

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Opposition faction agrees to join South Sudan's ruling party

Announcement by First Vice President Taban Deng Gai comes days before peace talks are scheduled to begin in Ethiopia.

Kiir (C)

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Tunisia's Ennahdha party tops landmark local vote: state TV

Municipal polls were delayed four times since 2011 uprising due to logistics, administrative and political hurdles.

local vote

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Fight between bandits and militia in northern Nigeria kills 45

Militia responds to attack by armed bandits on Gwaska village in Kaduna state as fighting leaves dozens dead.

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Tunisia votes in first municipal elections since 2011 uprising

Municipal polls were delayed four times since 2011 uprising due to logistic, administrative and political hurdles.

Tunisia votes

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UN warns of Kenya disease outbreaks after devastating floods

Warning of disease outbreaks as aid workers struggle to reach thousands in need of shelter after weeks of heavy rains.

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Burundi bans BBC and Voice of America before referendum

Six-month suspension comes weeks before vote that could see presidential terms extended from five years to seven.

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