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Africa Brief - Compiled by situation room

Sunday 26 October 2014
Under a policy introduced on Friday, anyone arriving at John F Kennedy International Airport or Newark Liberty International Airport after having contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must submit to a mandatory quarantine for 21 days. Three weeks is the longest documented period for an Ebola infection to emerge. Kaci Hickox, a nurse, was placed in quarantine at Newark after returning on Friday from working with medical charity Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone. Hickox, who was transferred from the airport to a hospital where she was placed in isolation, described....

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Sunday 26 October 2014
A Botswana electoral commission worker explains the proceedings to voters as they prepare to cast their vote at a polling station in Gaborone during Botswana's general elections on October, 24 2014. Botswana's ruling party faced an unprecedented test against an invigorated opposition as one of Africa's most stable democracies voted in general elections on October 24. PHOTO | AFP advertisement. Botswana President Ian Khama has won a second term in power after his party secured a parliamentary majority at the polls, an official announced Sunday. High Court Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo said....

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Sunday 26 October 2014
The Egyptian authorities have introduced a three-month state of emergency in the north of the Sinai Peninsula after a series of terror attacks on the army checkpoints that killed some 30 people and wounded dozens of others. The measure comes into force at 0300 GMT on Saturday "for a duration of three months," the presidency said in a statement after an emergency meeting of the national security council. �Army and policy of Egypt will take all the necessary measures to eliminate the threat of terrorism �with the aim of maintaining security in the region and protecting the lives of ordinary citizens,� the statement says.

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Saturday 25 October 2014
DAKAR (AP):More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released yesterday by the World Health Organisation (WHO), as the outbreak continues to spread. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest-ever outbreak of the disease with a rapidly rising death toll in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have also been cases in three other West African countries, Spain and the United States. The United Nations health agency said yesterday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases has risen to 10,141. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died.

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Sunday 26 October 2014
In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo, medical workers wearing protective suits, handle a protective stretcher as they conduct a training exercise on dealing with suspected Ebola cases at a hospital in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province. The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How quickly any case is detected - and the measures taken once it is - will determine whether the virus takes hold in a region where billions live in poverty and public health systems are often very weak. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT. SINGAPORE.

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Sunday 26 October 2014
The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the US, Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea "to draw attention to the need for increased support for the international response," said a statement released late Saturday by the US mission, reported. The Economic Times A spokesman said Power had already departed and was set to land in the capital of Guinea, Conakry, on Sunday.

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Sunday 26 October 2014
Tunisia has fared better than neighbours who also ousted their own long-ruling leaders during the Arab Spring uprisings, largely avoiding their polarisation and chaos even though it faced similar tensions over Islamist versus more secular rule. But where the role of Islam in politics dominated the first election in 2011, now jobs, economic opportunities and Tunisia's low-intensity conflict with Islamist militants are the main concerns of a country heavily reliant on foreign tourism. "Ennahda are the only party we can rely on after the revolution, despite the mistakes they made," said Hatem....

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Sunday 26 October 2014
TUNIS: Tunisians were voting Sunday in an election seen as pivotal to establishing democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings, with security forces deploying heavily to avert extremist attacks. Polls opened at 7 am (0600 GMT) and were due to close at 6 pm (1700 GMT). The North African nation has been hailed as a beacon of hope compared with other chaos-hit countries like Libya and Egypt where regimes were also toppled. But its transition has been tested at times by militant attacks and social unrest. On the eve of the polls, Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa warned of possible jihadist....

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Sunday 26 October 2014
Published: Sunday, October 26, 2014 MORATUWA, Sri Lanka—Opener Assad Fudadin struck his fourth first class hundred but West Indies A’s batting woes continued on the opening day of the third and final four-day “Test” yesterday. The left-handed Guyanese made 103 while his partner, Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite, weighed in with 75, as the visitors finished the day on 239 for six at the Tyronne Fernando Stadium. Fudadin and Brathwaite put on 137 for the first wicket as Windies A cruised at 149 for one but the Caribbean side suffered a dramatic collapse, losing five wickets for 41 runs.

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Sunday 26 October 2014
The al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front threatened on Sunday to execute one of the captives it had abducted from the northeastern border town of Arsal if the army does not halt its actions in the northern city of Tripoli. It said in a statement: “We warn the army against carrying out its military escalation against our Sunni brothers in Tripoli.” “We demand that it end its siege of them and launch a peaceful solution” to the situation, it added. “We will otherwise be forced within the next few hours to end the file of the captives and consider them as prisoners of war,” declared al-Nusra Front.

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Sunday 26 October 2014
(NAIROBI) – South Sudanese opposition faction led by former vice-president, Riek Machar, has renewed calls for withdrawal from South Sudan’s soil of the Ugandan troops and other foreign rebels allied to president Salva Kiir’s government. The Ugandan military has been providing support to the South Sudanese army (SPLA) since conflict erupted in the country in mid-December (AP) Opposition leader’s spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak, when contacted on Saturday said the resolutions passed by the leadership council of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM-in-Opposition) in a 5-day meeting which....

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Saturday 25 October 2014
Bayelsa state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Valentine Ntomchukwu By Segun James in Yenagoa. Six policemen who were kidnapped over the weekend by dare-devil pirates operating along the creeks and waterways of the Niger Delta have been killed, THISDAY has learnt. The policemen, who were among the 12 persons kidnapped in separate operations in Embe area of Bayelsa, were stripped naked with their rifles and uniforms taken away along with their gunboat. The bodies of the slain policemen, yet to be identified at the time of filing this report, have been recovered and deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, it was also learnt.

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