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NHS volunteers head to Sierra Leona to fight Ebola

UK government says those flying out to help are 'heroes'

It remains unclear who is responsible for the attack, but it is thought to be al-Shabaab

Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabaab militants slaughter 28 non-Muslims who failed to recite Koran

Local media have reported that around 60 people were travelling on the bus to capital city Nairobi

A bubonic plague smear, prepared from a lymph removed from an adenopathic lymph node, or bubo, of a plague patient

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Ebola in US: West African immigrants given protected status because their home countries are now 'too dangerous to deport them to'

Officials say people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone will be given special permits for 18 months

The author with a baby called Warrah in Sierra Leone. Helping those with the disease recover from it brought about a feeling of elation on his return to Britain – but it did not last long

Dispatches from the Ebola zone: The traumas and successes of working in a Sierra Leone treatment centre

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New one dollar contraceptive shot for women in developing countries announced

The contraceptive is to be made available to women in 69 of the world's poorest countries

G20 summit: David Cameron has pledged £1.34m to fight Ebola in West Africa

As well as pledging £1.34m the Prime Minister said the Government would match the £5m raised by a Unicef campaign

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Ugandan girls giving up education in the hope of being provided for – by paedophiles

The acceptance of cross-generational sex as normal in parts of East Africa is condemning adolescents to terrible consequences
Victims of war: Women and children are still being targeted by opposition forces, despite the Darfur conflict officially ending eight years ago

UN agency in Darfur accused of failing to properly investigate claims Sudanese army 'raped children'

Report suggests the presence of soldiers during interviews with villagers in north Darfur affected their responses
Vigilant Charity founder Virginia McKenna

Born Free Foundation outwits the poachers, crusading to remove snares in Kenya

Virginia McKenna's legendary wildlife charity marks its 30th anniversary with a new scheme in Kenya, as she explains to Jamie Merrill

A Pokot girl cries after being circumcised in a village about 80 kilometres from the town of Marigat in Baringo County

FGM: Images of female circumcision ceremony show distressing reality of female genital mutilation

Pictures from a Pokot ceremony show young girls being cut in ritual

Boko Haram militants ride on a tank: the group has just captured the town of Chibok

Boko Haram seizes Nigerian town of kidnapped schoolgirls after government troops 'run away'

Islamic militants captured the town in a bloody skirmish on Thursday 

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