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Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour'A burial team remove a body from an isolation holding centre in Port Loko, Sierra Leone - 27 September 2014

Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.


Grace MugabeGrace Mugabe 'should hand back PhD'

Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove calls on Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD as students demand an investigation.

A rebel in eastern DR Congo pictured in 2012Congo ex-fighters 'starve in camp'

More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights group.

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