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Latest update : 2014-07-17

Mali : French soldier killed in suicide attack

Northern Mali remains restive: France's defence ministry said one of its soldiers had been killed by a suicide bombing targetting its forces. French intervention helped turn around an Islamist invasion last year and President Hollande is due in West Africa this week as France prepares to redeploy troops throughout the Sahel.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2014-09-22 Africa

Frenchman kidnapped in Algeria: 'IS'-linked jihadists claim abduction of 55 year-old tourist

An Al Qaeda off shoot has threatened to execute a Frenchman who was kidnapped whilst hiking in Algeria on Sunday. The militants are demanding that France end its participation in...

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2014-09-19 DR Congo

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 from the deadly Ebola virus. Also, a...

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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 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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