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Suspected Boko Haram attack claims lives before Nigeria polls

Suspected Boko Haram rebels have attacked the convoy of the governor of Nigeria's Borno state in the country's north-east and killed at least three people, officials said.

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AU passes motion of support for UNAids Director

The African Union (AU) has passed a motion of support for the Executive Director of United Nations AIDS (UNAids), Michel Sidibé, recognising what they describe as the invaluable work the UN agency has made under his leadership.

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SA foot-and-mouth-free status temporarily suspended

South Africa's foot-and-mouth-free status is temporarily suspended due to the recent outbreak of the disease among a small population of animals in the country's Limpopo province.

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MSF starts Ebola trial in DRC

International medical humanitarian agency, Doctors Without Borders, in collaboration with the DRC's Ministry of Health, has started enrolling patients in a randomised controlled trial of four potential Ebola-treatments in North Kivu province.

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Algeria President dismisses national police chief

Algerian President, Abdel Aziz Bouteflika, dismissed National Police Chief, Mustapha Lahbiri, on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement that gave no reason for the move.

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"Lifting sanctions against Zimbabwe would boost economy"

South Africa's International Relations Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says lifting sanctions against Zimbabwe would boost the country’s economic growth.

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Campaigners call for Africa to safeguard environment

Hundreds of African environmental campaigners currently meeting in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, have called on governments on the continent to join hands in safeguarding the environment.

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'Over billion youth at risk of hearing loss'

Experts warn that 1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds, including music they listen to through personal audio devices.

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Sudanese opposition unite, call for Bashir to step down

Sudan's main opposition groups on Wednesday issued their first joint call for President Omar al-Bashir to step down, appearing at a news conference together for the first time since protests erupted across the country nearly two months ago.

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US attempts to interfere with Venezuela affairs unfortunate: Russia

Russia’s envoy to the United Nations (UN) has labelled as unfortunate attempts by the United States (US) to interfere in the internal affairs of Venezuela.

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