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Latest update : 2014-01-01

Still no rebel response ahead of South Sudan's truce deadline

Ethnic Nuer fighters face off against South Sudan's army near the flashpoint town of Bor. Two weeks of deepening violence have left at least 1,000 dead. Also, Uganda has warned rebels loyal to South Sudan's former VP that if they ignore Juba's ceasefire offer, regional leaders will act. Riek Machar has been given until Tuesday to accept a truce. And at least 70 fighters are killed by Congolese security forces after armed supporters of a former political rival to president Kabila launch attacks.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2014-09-17 Chad

Nigeria attack: Bomb blast in college in Kano

At least 13 students were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday. One blast went off in a lecture hall at the Federal...

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2014-09-17 Ebola

Ebola virus: US to send 3,000 troops to West Africa

The Ebola epidemic sweeping through West Africa is taking Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to the brink of collapse, warns the UN. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama unveils a...

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2014-09-08 Kenya

Homosexuality in Africa: Kenyan movie debuts at Toronto Film Festival

Around a dozen people are killed in Somalia in bomb attacks claimed by Al Shabaab; this after the militants' leader was killed in a US drone strike last week. A parish in Burundi...

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2014-09-15 Libya

Central African Republic: UN takes over country's peacekeeping

As the UN takes over international peacekeeping troops trying to stem violence in Central African Republic, Georja Calvin-Smith speaks to the head of the new MINUSCA force in...

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2014-09-12 Boko Haram

Oscar Pistorius trial: Sprinter convicted of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius is convicted of culpable homicide over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Her family says that justice has not been done. Also, Cuba sends doctors and...

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