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The virus has mortality rates of up to 90 per cent

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Saneie Masilela, 9, marries Helen Shabangu, 53 years his senior, for the second time

Saneie Masilela and Helen Shabangu wed in South Africa as a ritual to please the boy's ancestors

The World Health Organisation has warned that 'drastic action' is now required to stem the Ebola outbreak

Ebola myths help spread deadly disease

85 new cases and 68 deaths reported in four days

African migrants: 19 'suffocate' on boat to Italy

Deaths thought to be caused by deadly fumes on board migrant boat

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Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Kenyan bus attack that leaves seven dead

The attack happened in Witu in Kenya's Lamu County, an area that has seen 87 people killed in similar attacks over the last few months

Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele, photographed in London in May

When Ginn Fourie's daughter died in a terrorist attack in South Africa she was determined to track down the killer - but not for revenge

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Boko Haram 'kills many' in north-eastern Nigerian village of Damboa

Boko Haram attracted international condemnation after it abducted a group of girls 3 months ago

Oscar Pistorius was involved in an altercation in a nightclub on Saturday

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Paralympian athlete was in the VIP section of a Johannesburg nightclub on Saturday night when the altercation with a friend-of-a-friend happened

Mubarak's National Democratic Party was dissolved following the uprising that toppled him in 2011

Egypt rules that Mubarak party leaders may run for elections

The National Democratic Party was dissolved following the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011

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American dad stakes claim to African kingdom of 'North Sudan’ so his daughter can become a princess

Mr Heaton has said that he plans to “reach out” to the African Union for assistance in formally establishing the 'Kingdom of North Sudan'

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