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West Africa: With Better Ebola Response, 'Outbreak Would Be Over' - CDC's Frieden

[allAfrica]Washington, DC -As a fifth African country on Sunday announced Ebola deaths, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), left for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the hardest-hit countries. Friday afternoon he spoke by phone from his Atlanta, Georgia office with AllAfrica's Tami Hultman about the Ebola toll and what he expects from his visit. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Doctors Suspend Strike

[Leadership]After 55 days of industrial action, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) yesterday directed its members across the country in federal hospitals to resume duty at their working posts with effect from today (Monday) at 8am. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Govt, Rebels Sign Peace Deal

[Deutsche Welle]Mozambique's government and rebel movement-turned political party Renamo have signed an agreement to immediately end their armed conflict. The deal comes ahead of presidential elections in October. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Health Minister Confirms Ebola Deaths in Congo

[allAfrica]Washington, DC -Dr. Félix Kabange Numbi, health minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said on television Sunday that two deaths among a dozen suspected Ebola patients were due to Ebola. (AllAfrica)

Senegal: Student Shot Dead, Others Arrested in University Protest

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West Africa: Ebola a Blow for Fragile States On the Road to Recovery

[ISS]It seems like a cruel twist of fate. The three African countries where the Ebola virus has rapidly spread and caused over 1 300 deaths since January - namely Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - have all been emerging from protracted periods of crisis and war. And now this. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: 'War Crime Screening' for British Citizenship Applicants

[The Point]Human rights lawyers and activists are rejoicing following the UK government's decision to have 'war crime screening' of certain people who wish to apply for British citizenship. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: 'No Connection Between Ebola Deaths and West Africa Outbreak'

[VOA]The Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister said two Ebola deaths have been confirmed in his country. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Hospital Loses Second Doctor to Ebola After Zmapp Injection

[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Dr. Abraham Borbor, Deputy Chief Medical Doctor at Liberia's leading medical institution, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center and one of three doctors recently injected with the Anti-Ebola trial drug, ZMAPP has died. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Succession Battle Heats Up

[Zambia Reports]As President Michael Sata's health appears to be taking a turn for the worse this week, the battle for succession from within the Patriotic Front (PF) ruling party has again spilled out into the public. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 20 Killed, 85 Injured in Fresh Taraba Crisis

[Leadership]No fewer than 20 people were reportedly killed, 85 injured and 50 houses razed down in Nbishu and Wumban villages in Wukari local government area of Taraba State when unknown gunmen invaded the villages. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Police Shoot Youth in Kasarani Land Tussle

[The Star]A police officer from Kasarani has shot and seriously injured a man in Kasarani's Zimman settlement scheme following a land tussle. George Wanjau was shot in the right arm outside the scheme's offices today at 7.30pm. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Migrants Die Off Italy

[RFI]The Italian coast guard confirmed on Sunday that eighteen people were found dead on an inflatable dinghy that was floating south of the island Lampedusa. 73 Survivors were rescued. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Rebels Seize Monitors' Helicopter

[VOA]Addis Ababa -South Sudan opposition forces seized a helicopter of the regional monitoring and verification teams early Sunday and a team member has reportedly died. The incident happened just hours before the East African bloc IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) opened a summit in Ethiopia on the fighting in South Sudan. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Ebola - a Killer Virus As President Sirleaf Declared State of Emergency the Socio-Political and Economic Implication

[Inquirer]Due to the overwhelming outbreak of this virus that is claiming the lives of our people, on Wednesday August 6, 2014, President Sirleaf declared a ninety (90) days State of Emergency with reference to Article 86 a and b of the Liberian Constitution. The state of emergency took the citizenry by surprise in the mix of poverty and economic degradation. Though the President declaration has a good intent which is part of the strategy to battle the epidemic and restore the land free of Ebola, we need not forget (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Boys Left Orphans After Parents' Ebola Death

[FrontPageAfrica]Dolo's Town, Margibi County -Joshua David, 6, and Moses Samuel, 13, are orphans as a result of the death of their parents who were suspected of dying from the deadly Ebola. But despite the manner in which their parents died, the boys are yet to be convinced that it was because of Ebola. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 13-Year-Old Climbs Mt Kenya to Raise Sh5 Million for Disabled

[The Star]A 13-year old boy from Nyeri county has conquered Mt Kenya in a bid to raise funds for children with disabilities. Ron Mwangi, a pupil at Christian Faith Academy in Nyeri town, was the first to arrive at Lenana peak, 4,985 metres above sea level. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Bodies of Ebola Victims Cremated in Lagos

[Vanguard]LAGOS--Bodies of the four Nigerians, who died of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, have been cremated in line with World Health Organisation, WHO, requirements for disposal of such corpses. The body of the index (first) case, Patrick Sawyer was the first to be cremated on July 25, 2014. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Jonathan's Germany Visit Shrouded in Mystery

[Leadership]The health status of President Goodluck Jonathan has continued to be shrouded in mystery: his closest aides have continued to maintain silence over the issue. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Govt Moves to Get Girls Off Streets

[New Times]For quite sometime, the nation had focused attention on delinquent boys and hundreds of them have been taken off the streets in cities and towns across Rwanda and enrolled at Iwawa Rehabilitation and Skills Development Centre (IRSDC) to learn various vocational skills. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Assailants Kill Three, Injure Six in Tanzanian Bus Attack

[Sabahi]Three people, including an infant, were killed Thursday morning (August 21st) when two armed men threw an explosive devise into the cabin of a commuter minibus in the Kasula district of Kigoma region, Tanzania's The Citizen reported. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Museveni - Army to Lead Poverty Fight

[Observer]President Museveni has said he intends to send soldiers to every constituency to fight household poverty. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone: British Citizen Sick With Ebola Evacuated

[VOA]A British citizen who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being evacuated to Britain. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Confirms First Ebola Cases

[Deutsche Welle]The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its first cases of Ebola in an epidemic that has hit four other African nations. Seventy people have died in DRC in the past 10 days of a previously unidentified fever. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Sisi Denies Egyptian Military Operation in Libya

[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt did not conduct any military operations in Libya, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea: Border Guards Kill Eritrean Migrants

[Sudan Tribune]Shire -Eritrean border guards have allegedly shot dead 10 Eritreans citizens as they attempted to cross in to Ethiopia, a recent escapee told Sudan Tribune on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Leaves for Crucial China Trip

[New Zimbabwe]PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe left Harare Sunday for a five-day trip to China which could prove critical for the country as well as for what could be his last term in office. (AllAfrica)

Algeria/Cameroon: Cameroonian Striker Killed Following Team Loss

[CAF]Cameroonian football player Albert Ebosse died Saturday after he was hit by a projectile thrown from the stands following his team's loss in the Algerian football championship. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Sources - Inquiry Board to Probe West Point Ebola Riot 'Shooting'

[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The government of Liberia has ordered an investigation and inquiry into last week's shooting in the populated West Point district in Monrovia, FrontPageAfrica has learned. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Calls for Reform As Kenya's Intelligence Chief Steps Down

[IWPR]Analysts say the resignation of the head of Kenya's intelligence agency last week could open the way for much-needed improvements to the country's security agencies as they struggle to deal with a series of violent attacks. (AllAfrica)

DR Congo confirms Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo confirms an outbreak of Ebola, but says it seems to be a different strain to the one found in West Africa. (BBC News)