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Latest update : 2014-01-14

Relative calm reigns in the Central African Republic

"The chaos is over". That was the message from the Central African Republic's new interim leader, Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet, as he deployed hundreds more soldiers to stop sectarian violence. Also, South Sudan's opposing factions have resumed ceasefire talks in Addis Ababa, while government troops aim to retake the rebel-held town of Bor. And Japan's premier visits Ethiopia on the final stop of an African tour it is hoped will strengthen business ties with the continent.

By Rochelle FERGUSON , Nicolas GERMAIN , Charlotte PRUDHOMME

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2014-09-17 Uganda

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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2014-09-17 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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2014-09-19 Boko Haram

Ebola: Lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt

Sierra Leone's population faces the first of a three-day lockdown as health workers go door-to-door looking for hidden patients suffering with the deadly Ebola virus. A Nigerian...

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2014-09-19 Uganda

Ebola: UN Security Council unanimously passes resolution

In a rare tackling of a public health emergency, the UN Security Council adopts a resolution declaring the Ebola epidemic a "threat to world peace and security". It warns the...

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2014-09-08 Kenya

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