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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 UPDATE 1-West African states call for end to border closures over Ebola
ACCRA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Thursday.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 West African states call for end to border closures over Ebola
ACCRA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - West African states should reopen borders and end flight bans imposed in a bid to halt the spread of an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,550 people, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Thursday.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 UPDATE 1-Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates - WHO
GENEVA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and "continues to accelerate", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 Botswana blocks copper trucks from Congo on Ebola fears-Times of Zambia
LUSAKA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - More than 100 trucks hauling copper from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been denied entry into Botswana over fears of an Ebola outbreak in Congo, leaving the trucks stranded at a border crossing, local media reported on Thursday.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 Ebola toll tops 1,550, continues to accelerate - WHO
GENEVA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has taken 1,552 lives out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and "continues to accelerate", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 UPDATE 2-Seleka rebel infighting in Central African Republic kills 17
BANGUI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Seventeen people were killed in a gun battle between rival factions of the Seleka rebels in territory they control in Central African Republic, a rebel spokesman said on Tuesday.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 Clash among Seleka rebels in Central African Republic kills 17
BANGUI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Seventeen people have been killed in fighting between Seleka rebels in the north of Central African Republic, the military spokesman for the rebels said on Tuesday.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 UPDATE 1-WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo
GENEVA, Aug 25 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday it has sent protective equipment for medical staff to Democratic Republic of Congo, where authorities have confirmed two cases of Ebola in a remote area.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 French troops wounded in Central African Republic clash
PARIS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Three French soldiers were wounded when fighters attacked them with grenades and an anti-tank missile in Central African Republic's capital, the army said, more than a year after a coup plunged the impoverished country into sectarian violence.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 UPDATE 1-South Africa's Exxaro Resources H1 earnings up 11 percent
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21 (Reuters) - South African diversified resources group Exxaro reported an 11 percent rise in first-half earnings on Thursday as it lifted coal exports on the back of a weaker rand.