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Ebola virus spreads to Senegal

Senegal confirmed its first case of Ebola, as the country's health minister announced that a young Guinean had tested positive for the deadly virus.
With a potential vaccine in the pipeline for September trials, the World Health Organization says the number of Ebola infections "could exceed 20,000".
Liberia's president has fired a number of ministers and staff after they failed to return to the Ebola-hit country as the virus continues to spread.
A UN team is investigating in South Sudan but have made no comment on the cause of a helicopter crash, in which three were killed and one wounded.
The bodies of around 170 illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have been found off the Libyan coast as their boat sank last week.
David Nabarro, appointed by the UN to co-ordinate the global response to Ebola, says flight bans are hampering the response to the crisis in West Africa.
WildLeaks - a sort of WikiLeaks for the environment - say it is the first secure, online whistle-blowing platform dedicated to wildlife and forest crime.
Rebels have ended two years of armed conflict with the Mozambique's government by signing a ceasefire agreement.
The Democratic Republic of Congo, where Ebola was first identified in 1976 near the Ebola River, has confirmed its first cases in the latest outbreak.
The Liberian government says Abraham Borbor, a doctor treated with an experimental American anti-Ebola serum, showed an initial improvement but died.
Boko Haram insurgents who are seeking to establish an Islamic theocracy in northern Nigeria have attacked a police academy and 35 police are missing.
A new project to enrich bananas with more vitamins could be a groundbreaking for Uganda, the world’s biggest consumer of bananas. But not everyone is happy,...
An Australian aid worker says authorities and aid agencies are making some headway in combating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but many challenges still remain.
Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a west African neighbour to ward off the deadly Ebola virus.

Haemorrhagic fever kills 13 in Congo

A haemorrhagic fever of unknown origin has reportedly killed 13 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past 10 days.

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