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Tanzania has lost half of its elephants in the past five years

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Guy Scott restored Edgar Lungu as secretary general of the Patriotic Front

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Ignorance and confusion have surrounded the crisis in West Africa

Dr Margaret Chan made her unusually strident comments at a WHO regional meeting in Benin

WHO chief: Ebola vaccine was never developed 'because it only affected poor African countries'

Dr Margaret Chan hits out at profit-driven vaccine industry

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More than 100 Nigerian prisoners on the loose after suspected Boko Haram jailbreak

Local media reported heavy gunfire and the use of dynamite as the army attempts to regain control in the central Nigerian state

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Burkina Faso army clears protesters as Lieutenant Colonal Isaac Zida is installed as transitional leader

One person was killed when the opposition leader Saran Sereme and her supporters stormed the state TV offices

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More than 500 health workers have contracted Ebola, and about half have died

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Ebola outbreak: Virus 'spreading quickly' in Sierra Leone

Ebola in Sierra Leone is spreading nine times faster than it was two months ago, according to the African Governance Initiative

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Burkina Faso’s opposition parties and the African Union last night rejected the army’s seizure of power in the West African country after the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré, setting the stage for fresh protests.

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Boko Haram leader appears in video ridiculing Nigerian government's ceasefire claims

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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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