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48 min ago | The Independent

Nigeria fights back against Boko Haram's radical Islam through the power of learning

In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups such as Boko Haram.

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4 hrs ago | WMDT

Liberia's president closes schools amid Ebola

Liberia's president late Wednesday ordered the nation's schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as an Ebola outbreak that already has killed more than 130 people in the country deepened.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

5 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival militias battle over control of the airport in the capital Tripoli.

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8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Tunisia army chief resigns after soldier deaths

Tunisia's Defense Ministry says the army chief of staff has resigned, citing personal reasons, following a deadly attack by militants against Algerian soldiers.

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Related Topix: World News, Tunisia

11 hrs ago | Viking FM

Guinea Concert Stampede Kills ...

At least 24 people have reportedly been killed in a stampede at a rap concert on a beach in Guinea.

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Related Topix: World News, Guinea, Life, Ramadan,

15 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede

Thousands had gathered at the beach in Conakry for a concert celebrating the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

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Related Topix: World News, Guinea, Myrtle Beach, SC, Entertainment

19 hrs ago | WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Medicine

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Rock102online.com

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars sing to heal woun...

It's a long way from the refugee camps of Africa to Poland's balmy Baltic coast, but for Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, the message is still the same.

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Related Topix: World News, Poland, Sierra Leone

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Burundi on edge amid rise of violent youth group

The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes.

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Related Topix: World News, Burundi, Activism

KOAT-TV

Ebola fears hit close to home

Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Liberia, Guinea, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine

Fox News

Burundi on edge as violent youth group is accused of murder; the opposition is said to suffer

The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes as they march through villages.

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Related Topix: World News, Burundi

Athens Banner-Herald

Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.

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Related Topix: Libya, World News, Fire

Cybercast News Service

Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the Central African Republic.

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Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WRAL.com

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

Now Brantly is himself a patient, fighting for his own survival in an isolation unit on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, after contracting the deadly disease.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Medicine, Fort Worth, TX, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Fresno Bee

UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17

A French-led military intervention scattered the extremists last year but new bursts of violence in recent months are posing a new threat to Mali's central government.

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The Washington Post

Malta oil worker kidnapped in Libya released

Malta's prime minister says the Maltese oil company worker who was kidnapped by Libyan rebels on July 17 has been released.

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The Washington Post

Rebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken'

A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia.

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Cybercast News Service

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made.

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Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, Travel, World News, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel, South Sudan, Sudan, Agriculture, Science

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Togo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

WCAX-TV Burlington

Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Salt Lake City, UT

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