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November 23, 2014
Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases
Khartoum (AFP) Nov 23, 2014
Sudanese rebels said Sunday they attacked two military bases in war-torn Blue Nile state, days after attending a round of peace talks with the government. The Sudan Peoples Liberation Army-North raided the bases in Blue Nile last week "in retaliation for the aerial bombardment" of two towns, SPLA-N spokesman Arnu Lodi said in a statement. Fighting flared in the state last month after the end of the rainy season, which leaves many roads impassable, despite both sides meeting at peace talks in Eth ... read more
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World Bank's Kim: end of Ebola epidemic 'not near'
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned Friday that the Ebola epidemic is "not close to being over" after a new front opened against the deadly disease in Mali. ... more


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'At least 8 dead, 24 missing' in Morocco storms
At least eight people were killed and 24 were missing as heavy storms lashed southern Morocco, causing flash floods, the authorities said on Sunday. ... more

Zimbabwe says worst is over as it courts S.African investors
Zimbabwe's economy is on the mend as the worst is over, the country's finance minister said Friday in a bid to assure investors in South Africa that its neighbour was "not a basket case". ... more
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'Horrific' record 1,020 rhino killed in South Africa
A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said Thursday, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species. ... more

Wildlife devastated in South Sudan war
Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten "alarming" numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of Africa's largest migrations, conservationists warned Wednesday. ... more

I.Coast soldiers storm TV, protest over pay dispute
Hundreds of Ivory Coast soldiers protested on Tuesday over a pay dispute, storming a television station in the West African nation's second-largest city and blocking traffic in Abidjan. ... more
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China firm signs $12 bn deal to build Nigerian railway
A state-owned Chinese company has signed a $12 billion agreement to build a railway along Nigeria's coast that it billed as China's single largest overseas contract, state media said Thursday. ... more

Crude oil prices continue upward swing
Though U.S. data show output continuing unabated, crude oil prices continued their rise Thursday in anticipation of next week's OPEC meeting. ... more
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Middle East violence pushes oil prices up
Violence in northern Iraq, coupled with word of continued pitfalls in Libya, helped push the price of oil into higher territory in Wednesday trading. ... more

World Bank proposes global epidemic fund in wake of Ebola
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Uganda suspends officials after ton of ivory stolen from vault
Uganda's wildlife authority has suspended five top officials after a ton of seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, its chief said Tuesday. ... more

Five sentenced to death over killing of DR Congo colonel
A Congolese army officer and four Ugandan rebels were sentenced to death on Monday for the killing of a colonel credited with making great strides in restoring peace to the east of the DR Congo. ... more

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Egypt refers 5 students to military court over protest
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