‘Miracle’ six-day-old baby survives Ebola

‘Miracle’ six-day-old baby survives Ebola

A baby girl who was diagnosed with Ebola when she was only six days old has survived, health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have confirmed. Baby Benedicte’s mother was infected with Ebola and died during childbirth. Benedicte

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DR Congo poll: Blaze hits electoral depot as tense vote nears

DR Congo poll: Blaze hits electoral depot as tense vote nears

Fire has gutted an electoral commission depot in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the violent run-up to a presidential vote. More than two-thirds of the electronic voting machines allocated for Kinshasa had been destroyed, an official

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Photos showing the aftermath of Wednesday night’s fire at an electoral commission depot in the Democratic Republic of Congo show burnt out vehicles close to the building, as well as black clouds of smoke rising from the site in the

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India driver sacked after eating customer’s takeaway

India driver sacked after eating customer’s takeaway

Takeaway delivery firm Zomato has apologised after one of its drivers was filmed eating a client’s food and resealing the containers in India. The video, which was filmed in Madurai in southern India, shows a man wearing a Zomato shirt

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Mozambique busts ‘30,000 ghost workers’

Mozambique busts ‘30,000 ghost workers’

Mozambique’s government has discovered more than 30,000 ghost workers on the civil service payroll. The civil service minister said some were paid for jobs they had not done, others were dead or fictitious. The fraud had cost the government around

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Senior citizens arrested after ‘large amount of cocaine’ found stashed on cruise ship

Senior citizens arrested after ‘large amount of cocaine’ found stashed on cruise ship

Two British senior citizens were removed from a Caribbean cruise ship and arrested after a “large amount of cocaine” was discovered in their cabin. The 70- and 72-year-old suspects are being held by police in Portugal, the UK’s Press Association

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Ronaldo challenges Lionel Messi to join him in Serie A

Ronaldo challenges Lionel Messi to join him in Serie A

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has challenged Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona and sign for a club in Italy.Portugal international Ronaldo joined Serie A champions Juventus from Real Madrid in a £99.2m deal in the summer.Ronaldo and Argentina forward Messi, 31,

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Togo: child shot, killed during clashes between protesters, security forces

Togo: child shot, killed during clashes between protesters, security forces

At least one child was shot and killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in Lomé on Saturday. Togolese security minister, Yark Damehane told AFP that the 8-year old was shot dead by individuals in a non-registered 4X4 vehicle. He said

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Kenya’s president hires 91-year-old to secure youth sports fund

Kenya’s president hires 91-year-old to secure youth sports fund

Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, appointed former vice president, Moody Awori, to an oversight board that will manage the sports, art and social development fund. The appointment of the 91-year-old veteran politician was not well received by many Kenyans, who argued

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Liberia electricity crisis: ‘About 60% of power stolen’

Liberia electricity crisis: ‘About 60% of power stolen’

People are stealing about 60% of the electricity generated in Liberia annually by making illegal connections to their homes and businesses, the state-owned power utility has said. The theft caused annual losses of about $35m (£27m), Liberia Electricity Corporation officials

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