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Car bomber, gunmen attack security site in Somali capital - police

MOGADISHU - A suicide car bomber rammed a national-intelligence facility in Somalia's capital on Sunday and gunmen then attacked the building, which is used to hold suspected militants a senior police officer said.

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Ghana to serve as UN base for supplies bound for Ebola countries 30 Aug 2014

ACCRA - The United Nations will use Ghana as a base for supplies bound for countries stricken by an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,550 people in West Africa, the Ghanaian presidency said in a statement on Friday.

Sierra Leone dismisses health minister over handling of Ebola 29 Aug 2014

FREETOWN - Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma dismissed his Health Minister Miatta Kargbo on Friday over her handling of the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 400 people in the West African country.

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Medical charity MSF wants U.N. to take lead on Ebola epidemic 29 Aug 2014

PARIS - The U.N. Security Council must lead efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a senior official from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Friday, warning the current response risked aggravating the crisis.

Guinean security forces break up riot in Ebola-racked south 29 Aug 2014

CONAKRY - Riots broke out in Guinea's second-largest city Nzerekore over rumours that health workers had infected people with the deadly Ebola virus, a Red Cross official and residents said on Friday.

Guinean student is first case of Ebola confirmed in Senegal 29 Aug 2014

DAKAR - Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, became the region's fifth country to confirm a case of Ebola on Friday after a student arrived from neighbouring Guinea carrying the disease.