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Protesters in Burkina Faso call for Compaore to step down 09:37 GMT

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down, a day after the military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government in the face of violent mass protests.  Full Article

 
Car bomb kills five people in northeast Nigeria: source 11:31 GMT 

ABUJA (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Friday, killing five people and wounding 15 others, a source in the emergency services on the scene told Reuters.  Full Article  

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China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia 09:17 GMT 

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa.  Full Article  

 
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