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Last updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:48:09 PM

IS 'caliphate' shatters dreams of Iraqi students
Mosul (Iraq), Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) The "caliphate" proclaimed by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in Iraq has shattered the dreams of thousands of students, who were unable to travel to Kirkuk, to pass their exams.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:34:03 PM

Five killed in car bomb in Somalia
Mogadishu, Oct 16 (IANS) At least five people were killed and many others injured in a car bomb explosion Wednesday near in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the second in a week, police and witnesses said.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:28:04 AM

Sierra Leone army to monitor burial of Ebola victims
Freetown, Oct 16 (IANS) Sierra Leone's military will assist in burial process of Ebola victims throughout the country to ensure that the process is completed "promptly and efficiently", said Yayah Tunis, director of communications in the ministry of health and sanitation Wednesday.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:30:06 AM

Mozambicans vote in general elections amid possible low turnout
Maputo, Oct 16 (IANS) Mozambicans went to the general elections Wednesday to elect their fourth president since its independence in 1975, as well as members of parliament and provincial assemblies.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:08:04 AM

NGO employees reported kidnapped in Mali
Bamako, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) Several employees of the Handicap International NGO have been kidnapped in Dar Salam, a small town in northern Mali near Timbuktu, police and diplomatic sources in Bamako told Spanish news agency Efe.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:20:07 PM

20 killed in Libya clashes
Tripoli, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) At least 20 people were killed in clashes between rival militias in the Libyan city of Kikla, medical sources told Efe news agency Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:36:10 PM

Ethiopian capital on alert over terror threat
Addis Ababa, Oct 15 (IANS) A warning of a possible attack by Al Shabaab, the Al Qaeda-affiliated Somalian terrorist group, Wednesday night or in the coming few days has been issued in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:30:05 PM

Morocco seeks pooling of energies for a united Africa
Marrakesh, Oct 15 (IANS) Morocco has urged African nations to pool their energies to develop a united and prosperous Africa.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 5:32:12 PM

UN volunteer dies of Ebola in Liberia
Monrovia, Oct 15 (IANS) The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) said Wednesday that a volunteer who worked in UNMIL Medical passed away in hospital after testing positive for Ebola Oct 6.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 5:20:04 PM

Liberian minister quarantined over Ebola
Monrovia, Oct 15 (IANS) Liberia's Minister of Transport, Angela Cassell-Bush, has voluntarily submitted herself for quarantine after her driver, Nimene Sumo, died of the Ebola virus.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 5:16:15 PM

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